Journal article

The ‘building paradox’: research on building-related environmental effects requires global visibility and attention

Francesco Pomponi, Robert Crawford, André Stephan, Jim Hart, Bernardino D'Amico

Emerald Open Research | Emerald | Published : 2020

Abstract

The construction and operation of buildings is a major contributor to global energy demand, greenhouse gases emissions, resource depletion, waste generation, and associated environmental effects, such as climate change, pollution and habitat destruction. Despite its wide relevance, research on building-related environmental effects often fails to achieve global visibility and attention, particularly in premiere interdisciplinary journals – thus representing a major gap in the research these journals offer. In this article we review and reflect on the factors that are likely causing this lack of visibility for such a prominent research topic and emphasise the need to reconcile the constructio..

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