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The sustainable high-rise building renewables and public perceptions

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Neveen Hamza


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017. This chapter looks into how users and the public perceive the efforts in achieving sustainable buildings and the inclusion of renewable energy technologies. It is acknowledged that social acceptance underpins the interaction between policy-makers, the public as community groups, and developers. Acceptance is usually based on perceptions gained from personal experiences, the media, personal information exchanges, and education. Wüstenhagen et al. (2007) break down the concept of social acceptance into three interchanging levels; sociopolitical acceptance, market acceptance, and community acceptance. The sociopolitical nexus influences government policies for incentivization schemes, distinctions between permissible planning, or the need for full planning approval applications. Case studies show how community acceptance plays a significant role in promoting failures and successes achieved when using passive architectural design as opposed to the inclusion of various renewables technological in high-rise public. Renewable technologies are more scrutinized by the public as a perception of the technologies’ maturity, reliability, and their perceived visual intrusion in urban areas.

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Author(s): Hamza N

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Sustainable High Rise Buildings in Urban Zones: Advantages, Challenges, and Global Case Studies

Year: 2016

Pages: 103-116

Online publication date: 10/12/2016

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Publisher: Springer International Publishing


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-17756-4_6

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9783319177564