Building Sector Stakeholder Engagement and Non-technological Barriers for Sustainable Practice

The research and practice effort in the sustainable building field is heavily focusing on technological aspects – pinning hopes on better new technologies while overlooked non-technological obstacles and ineffective stakeholder engagement. This project is a comparative study of the building sector policy framework and instruments in the US, Japan, and China, with the goal to identify policy innovations and business models that could effectively leverage resources and capacity for large-scale improvement of building sector environmental performance.