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Green technologies and their application in Malaysian construction industry


Osman, Wan Nadzri and Mohamed Udin, Zulkifli and Salleh, Dani (2012) Green technologies and their application in Malaysian construction industry. In: 3rd International Conference on Technology and Operations Management (ICTOM2012), 4th-6th July 2012 , Bandung, West Java, Indonesia . (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Construction industry is very important to the global urbanization. At the same time, the construction industry itself has tremendous impact on the environment especially during the construction and operation stage.All economic sectors, including construction industry, currently face an inescapable challenge posed by the term of sustainable development.The construction industry also lags behind compared to other sectors in its response to the term of sustainable development. The construction activities can contribute in putting sustainable development into practice by enhancing and protecting the natural environment, minimising its impact on the consumption of energy and natural resources especially during the construction stage. The construction industry faces its most serious challenge over the next two to three decades in finding appropriate solutions to overcome many issues regarding the term of sustainable development.Nowadays, green technologies play a very important role to promotes a societal move toward sustainability.Green technologies are practical solutions to achieve economic development and human satisfaction in harmony with the environment.For the construction industry, the use of green technologies are also a crucial issues towards achieving sustainable construction.In Malaysia, Construction Industry Development Board has initialised the Green Technology programme since 1999 as an environmental development programme initiative with the establishment of Technical Committee of Good Environmental Practices. However, after more than 10 years, the level of application of these kind of technologies are still at the infancy level.This paper attempt to identify the current level of green technologies among the Malaysian construction practitioners which include the contractors, consultants and clients.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by Institut Teknologi Bandung and Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction industry, Green Technologies, Sustainable Construction
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Wan Nadzri Osman
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 01:30
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 00:09
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5788

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