1st Edition

Successful Development of Green Building Projects

By Tayyab Ahmad Copyright 2023
    234 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Focusing on office buildings, this book explores how Green Building (GB) development can be managed to achieve successful project outcomes. The book starts by highlighting the special requirements of GBs which distinguish them from traditional buildings. The book then presents a detailed discussion of the success conditions for GB projects. Highlighting 73 success conditions which have been categorised within 20 broad themes, the book reports on the findings from interviews with GB stakeholders from Australia, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. The book demonstrates how the complexity, design methodology, and team collaboration prevalent in the delivery of successful GB set them apart from traditional building projects. The book also demonstrates that success in GB delivery is generally associated with socio-technical conditions.

    The research reported in this book will allow project decision-makers such as clients and project team members to consider the wide range of identified success conditions to optimise project performance across its development stages and achieve successful project outcomes. Theoretically, the findings can inform future research focused on GB development, resulting in the more efficient development of GB projects that can reduce the effects of climate change and resource depletion.

    Part 1. Distinct nature of Green Building projects

    1. What Sets Green Buildings Apart

    Part 2. Green Building Project Success

    2. Green Building Project Success: Social Conditions

    3. Green Building Project Success: Technical Conditions

    4. Green Building Success Conditions: Interpretations, Implications, and Limitations

    5. Green Building Success and Project Stakeholders

    Annex A. Research Design

    Annex B. Exploratory Analysis of Success Conditions


    Tayyab Ahmad is an assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Qatar University. He has degrees in architectural engineering and construction management. His expertise is in building energy efficiency, sustainable design optimisation, project success frameworks, decision-making frameworks, Building Information Modelling (BIM), and life cycle assessment. His PhD research is about investigating project success in GBs. His research is aimed at improving the practice in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.