Sustainability in construction must be driven from the top
11 February 2015
Dr Alex Opoku in LSBU's School
of the Built Environment and Architecture asserts in his new book - Leadership and Sustainability in the Built
Environment – that the real impact of legislation and guidelines designed
to promote sustainability within the construction industry is closely linked to
the leadership behind it.
"The book identifies the specific drivers,
challenges, leadership roles and styles which can influence the promotion of
sustainability practices in the delivery of construction projects," said Dr
Opoku. "It could serve as a guide to all construction organisations that have
the desire to adopt sustainability in construction and bring about true change
in this vital aspect of the built environment around us."
Featuring research from five different
continents, the international scope of Leadership
and Sustainability in the Built Environment allows a comparison of
experiences in different types of economies and cultures.
Dr Opoku is a senior lecturer in quantity
surveying at LSBU, with an extensive portfolio of research examining the
sustainable built environment.