Implementation of Green Technology Principles for Sustainable Infrastructural Development in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

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Implementation of Green Technology Principles for Sustainable Infrastructural Development in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

Authors: Monday Otali (University of Uyo, Uyo);
Edet Ikurekong (University of Uyo);
Jacob Atser (University of Uyo).
Issue: Vol 10, No 2 (2021)
Pages: 1-13
Section: Research Paper
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7492/IJAEC.2021.012
Citation: Monday Otali, Edet Ikurekong and Jacob Atser (2021). "Implementation of Green Technology Principles for Sustainable Infrastructural Development in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria." International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 10(2), 1-13.
Publisher: International Association for Sustainable Development and Management (IASDM)
Abstract: : The quest for sustainable development of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria cannot be emphasized. The aim of this study is to assess the level of awareness and implementation of green technology principles among construction professionals operating in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. A survey design approach was used in this study. A purposive sampling technique was used to select three hundred construction professionals. Data collected were analyzed using simple percentage, mean score, and the Kruskal-Wallis test. The overall mean score of 3.89 implies that there is a high level of awareness of green technology principles among construction professionals in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. The overall mean score of 3.34 shows that the overall level of application of green technology principles among the construction professionals is at a moderate level. The implication of the study is that a high level of awareness does not necessarily lead to a correspondingly high level of implementation of green technology principles. The study concludes that there is no significant difference in the level of awareness and implementation of green technology principles among construction professionals. It is recommended that construction professionals should improve their level of application of green technology principles in infrastructural development in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
Keywords: Awareness, green technology principles, implementation, Niger Delta, sustainable development
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