Analytical review of green building development studies

Xiaosen Huo, Tit Wan Yu

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Green building is an essential component of sustainable development, but previous studies have offered little in the way of systematic reviews of green building development from the perspective of project management. This research presents the current research trends in this discipline by analyzing the publications in ten major international journals from 2007 to 2016. The analysis was conducted on papers that have reported relevant investigations during that 10-year period. The analyzed research topics were found to group into five themes: green building management in general, the benefits and barriers to green building development, green building performance, stakeholder behavior with regard to green buildings, and green building strategies. Future directions for research relating to green building are suggested for the areas stakeholder management, policies and incentives, communication platform development, and retrofitting of existing buildings. Green building development will continue to be an important research area, and more comprehensive studies on green building management can help to promote further progress in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-148
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Green Building
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Benefits and barriers
  • Future research
  • Green building
  • Green strategy
  • Performance
  • Stakeholder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • General Environmental Science


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