Adoption of Green Building Technologies in Ghana

Amos Darko, Albert Ping Chuen Chan, De Graft Owusu-Manu, Zhonghua Gou, Jeff Chap Fu Man

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Abstract

This chapter aims at fostering a crystal-clear understanding of how to promote GBTs adoption in Ghana, a developing country in West Africa. To this end, the primary drivers for GBTs adoption have been discussed, with a focus on Ghana. Similarly, this chapter has analyzed the key barriers hampering the widespread adoption of GBTs in Ghana. Finally, strategies that can be used to overcome the current barriers in the industry and promote the GBTs adoption are presented. The value of this research lies in the fact that this research can help policy makers, practitioners, and advocates promote the GBTs adoption. The key strategies they could adopt for promoting the GBTs adoption include—more publicity through media; GBTs-related educational and training programs for key stakeholders; availability of institutional framework for effective GBTs implementation; a strengthened GBTs R&D; and financial and further market-based incentives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages217-235
Number of pages19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537

Keywords

  • Barriers
  • Drivers
  • Ghana
  • Green building
  • Technology adoption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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