Social acceptability of using low carbon building: a survey exploration

Sadaf Alam, Md.Munjur E. Moula, Risto Lahdelma

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Enhancement of buildings energy efficiency has typically been approached by viewing the buildings from a social acceptance perspective focusing on multi-level stakeholders. In order to examine social acceptance in terms of public’s opinion and knowledge about using low carbon buildings, a multiple-choice questionnaire was designed with four groups of questions: background information, community perspective, social perspective, and market perspective. The study showed that 59.72% of the seventy respondents’ opinion were using low carbon building (LCB) can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In general, more than 53% of the respondents were willing to upgrade their accommodation to LCB. However, 70% respondents were not ready to hire any consultant because majority of have the problem in paying the upfront cost for LCB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)951-963
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Energy
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • low carbon buildings
  • net zero energy buildings
  • economic feasibility
  • energy efficiency
  • social acceptability


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