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Influencing Factors of the Development of Green Building by Designers Based on Grounded Theory

Ying Zhang 1,2, Jian Kang 3, Hong Jin 1, and Yan Zhang 4
1. School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, Key Laboratory of Cold Region Urban and Rural Human Settlement Environment Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Harbin, China
2. Urban Construction Research Institute of Heilongjiang Province, Harbin, China
3. UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, The Bartlett, University College London (UCL), Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN, UK
4. Department of Architecture, Heilongjiang Institute of Construction Technology, Harbin, China

Manuscript received November 2, 2021; revised March 21, 2022; accepted April 25, 2022; issue published April 27, 2022.

Abstract—Green building has become a trend in the development of future buildings, thereby significantly changing the general direction of building development and creating an environment for sustainable development. In this study, 40 designers were selected to conduct in-depth interviews using the grounded theory method, and the interview data were deeply extracted, resulting in four core categories, namely technology determination, personnel resources, technology management, and economic factors. This study aimed to construct a theoretical framework around the core categories and analyse their relationship, explore the influencing factors of the development of green building in China from the perspective of designers, and encourage effectively improved development of green building.

Index Terms—green building development, grounded theory, designers, influencing factors

Cite: Ying Zhang, Jian Kang, Hong Jin, and Yan Zhang, "Influencing Factors of the Development of Green Building by Designers Based on Grounded Theory," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 35-41, May 2022. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.11.2.35-41

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