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A review sustainable and green construction awareness among contractors in Malaysia

Chuah, Suat Ling and Bahaudin, Ahmad Yusni (2017) A review sustainable and green construction awareness among contractors in Malaysia. In: Symposium on Technology Management & Logistics (STML–Go Green) 2016, 6th - 7th December 2016, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia.

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Sustainable and green construction is the manner of using processes and erecting buildings that are resource efficient and environmentally responsible.Sustainable and green construction brings uncountable benefits to the social, environmental and economic sectors.This type of construction approach should be taken seriously as the twenty four percent of total carbon dioxide is produced from the construction industry in this country. The level of awareness of sustainable and green practices in construction projects in Malaysia is still unsatisfactory.Even though it is increasing, the response and progress rate should be made higher to meet the global standard. To investigate the degree of appreciation, a general interview guide approach with qualitative analysis is utilized as it allows the collection of general information from the interviewees.The aim of this research is to promote a sustainable environment in the construction proximity.Therefore, the objective of this paper is to investigate the level of commitment contractors in the northern part of Malaysia have, with regards to sustainable and green construction practices. The level of collaboration between the government and private sector will also be investigated. It is found that less than one percent of construction projects in Malaysia are certified as green and sustainable. It is therefore recommended that in future researches, a broader spectrum of respondents should be investigated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0910-37-6 Organized by: School of Technology Management & Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable, green construction, private sector
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Ahmad Yusni Bahaudin
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 00:54
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 01:02

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