Challenges to leaders in promoting the design of innovative and sustainable social housing

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Kaluarachchi, Y. (2015). Challenges to leaders in promoting the design of innovative and sustainable social housing. in: Opoku, A and Ahmed, V (ed.) Leadership and sustainability in the Built Environment Abingdon Taylor and Francis Group. pp. 109-122
AuthorsKaluarachchi, Y.
EditorsOpoku, A and Ahmed, V
Abstract

UK Government targets to cut carbon emissions by 80% by year 2050. While working towards zero carbon new homes, refurbishment of the existing housing stock is essential as 27% of the UK’s CO2 emissions coming from energy use in homes. Developing a culture of innovation in organisations and industry appears to be vital in triggering innovation and leaders face many challenges. Number of research studies carried out in the social housing sector over a decade (2000-2010) highlight key issues that are important in implementing innovative technologies. The results identify a range of leadership and organisational characteristics that are needed to drive innovation.

Page range109-122
Year2015
Book titleLeadership and sustainability in the Built Environment
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
Place of publicationAbingdon
ISBN978-1-13-877842-9
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Print05 Feb 2015
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Deposited11 Aug 2017
Accepted15 Sep 2014
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