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Title: INCORPORATING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY INTO CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT AT THE DISTRICT ASSEMBLY LEVEL IN GHANA
Authors: Adjarko, Harold
Ayarkwa, Joshua
Agyekum, Kofi
Keywords: district assembly
environmental sustainability
Ghana
procurement
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Procs 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference
Citation: Procs 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 10-12 August 2015, Accra, Ghana, 669-689.
Abstract: Construction projects account for high carbon emissions, high water consumption, high amount of landfill waste and high usage of raw materials. By incorporating environmental sustainability into construction procurement in the public sector it would be possible to reduce the corresponding effects on the environment. The study aimed at exploring the driving factors of environmental sustainability into construction procurement at the district assembly level in the western region of Ghana. Census sampling technique was combined with purposive sampling to identify the four categories of respondents from the twenty-two (22) district assemblies used for the study. Related literature on construction procurement and factors driving environmental sustainability issues were reviewed, questionnaires was used as the data collection instrument for the study. Four major factors namely: leadership influence, environmental culture, public influence and personal skills were identified as driving environmental sustainability into construction procurement at the district assembly level in Ghana. The study concluded that environmental officers are to be made part of the construction procurement team as they have the expertise knowledge in environmental laws and environmental impacts such as forest degradation, water pollution, farm land destruction, and air pollution at the various districts. The study highlighted issues, requirements and responsibilities necessary to promote more responsive environmental outcomes from construction projects.
Description: Procs 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 10-12 August 2015, Accra, Ghana, 669-689.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10931
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