An overview of the use of solar energy in building construction projects

Hojjatian, Mahsa and Heravi, Amirhossein ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2939-7745 and Asad Poor, Javad (2021) An overview of the use of solar energy in building construction projects. Creative City Design, 4 (2). pp. 33-39.

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Abstract

Global warming has made climate change one of the most critical issues in sustainable development. In this regard, recent studies have indicated that the rapid growth in building constructions and the rise in fossil fuel consumption in the building sector have resulted in higher greenhouse gas emissions that can lead to irreversible and significant environmental repercussions. In the last two decades, solar energy systems have been seen as some of the most effective methods to reduce fossil fuel consumption in the industry and minimize its environmental impacts. However, the research in developing countries examining the basic requirements of implementing solar systems in the construction industry is limited. Accordingly, this study attempts to investigate the barriers to implementing solar systems via a systematic literature review. This research has employed a qualitative approach using NVivo to analyze the barriers identified in previous research, adopting descriptive and focused coding approaches. Collecting and classifying barriers help reveal the challenges of using solar energy in construction projects, serve as a basis for further research to localize barriers based on the research area, and tackle them to move towards sustainable development.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: The journal is open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 and makes its content freely accessible, which allows users to read, copy, distribute and make derivative works for non-commercial purposes from the material, as long as the author of the original work is cited properl.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2021 06:12
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2022 21:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar energy, solar energy barriers, construction projects, sustainable development
Fields of Research (2008): 12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330202 Building construction management and project planning
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 12 CONSTRUCTION > 1206 Environmentally sustainable construction activities > 120699 Environmentally sustainable construction activities not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43977

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