Waste reduction through incentives : A case study
Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62) › 21_Publication in refereed journal › peer-review
|Journal / Publication||Building Research and Information|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2008|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-37049036134&origin=recordpage|
To motivate construction workers to adopt a waste construction strategy, a reward scheme was implemented. A Stepwise Incentive System (SIS) was used to measure the cost save on purchasing material and controlling waste generation. The key difference of this method is that it harnesses employees' awareness on waste reduction by contributing incentive funding to staff involved in projects producing lower waste levels. The lower the waste, the higher the incentive. The effectiveness of the SIS is shown by using a local case study in which waste can be reduced by up to 23%.
- Construction, Construction waste, Environment, Green buildings, Hong Kong, Incentives, Landfill