Event Title

REGULATORY CHALLENGES TO ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS IN KOSOVO

Session

Law

Description

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the regulatory challenges of achieving sustainable buildings in Kosovo. The present paper focuses on regulatory challenges viewed from the perspective of construction industry experts in achieving sustainable buildings.

Design/methodology/approach – The present study uses a qualitative research method and semi-structured interviews as a research instrument. The present study interviews around 20 experts of property management, architecture, civil engineering and sustainability. Findings – The study funds that lack of government commitment is not problematic in implementing sustainable buildings, but it is the availability of funds, lack of knowledge and lack of experience of the construction industry. The study further funds that the implementation of sustainable buildings should be supported by adequate sustainable urban plans and local infrastructure and new supportive zoning requirements. Finally, the study finds that the lack of sustainability standards and requirements included in the Comprehensive Building Code of Kosovo is a very important challenge that should be pursued further by regulators in Kosovo.

Research limitations/implications – The present study has great implications for the society and construction industry because it shows to the regulatory challenges that municipal and central authorities must address to nurture the construction of sustainable buildings in Kosovo.

Originality/value – The study is the first qualitative study about the perception of construction

professionals in Kosovo, regarding the regulatory challenges of sustainable buildings in Kosovo.

Keywords:

regulatory challenges, Sustainable buildings, Adaptability, Kosovo

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.160

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REGULATORY CHALLENGES TO ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS IN KOSOVO

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the regulatory challenges of achieving sustainable buildings in Kosovo. The present paper focuses on regulatory challenges viewed from the perspective of construction industry experts in achieving sustainable buildings.

Design/methodology/approach – The present study uses a qualitative research method and semi-structured interviews as a research instrument. The present study interviews around 20 experts of property management, architecture, civil engineering and sustainability. Findings – The study funds that lack of government commitment is not problematic in implementing sustainable buildings, but it is the availability of funds, lack of knowledge and lack of experience of the construction industry. The study further funds that the implementation of sustainable buildings should be supported by adequate sustainable urban plans and local infrastructure and new supportive zoning requirements. Finally, the study finds that the lack of sustainability standards and requirements included in the Comprehensive Building Code of Kosovo is a very important challenge that should be pursued further by regulators in Kosovo.

Research limitations/implications – The present study has great implications for the society and construction industry because it shows to the regulatory challenges that municipal and central authorities must address to nurture the construction of sustainable buildings in Kosovo.

Originality/value – The study is the first qualitative study about the perception of construction

professionals in Kosovo, regarding the regulatory challenges of sustainable buildings in Kosovo.