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From prototypes to production: Overcoming the barriers to adoption of sustainable building innovation

Christopher Jensen

IOP Conference Series : Earth and Environmental Science | IOP Publishing | Published : 2020


Modern interpretations of sustainable buildings are founded upon innovative application of new products and technology, often applied for the first time. However, such prototype innovations require additional development for commercialisation. In the case of sustainable building innovation, this is to align the innovation with industry requirements such as cost, constructability and building regulations, all of which impact the adoption of the innovation into widespread use. Despite a clear understanding of the barriers to innovation in the construction industry, the importance of the attributes of an innovation that lead to adoption are less well understood. This research utilises the Diffu..

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