Insights into the adoption of green construction in Malaysia: The drivers and challenges

Bohari, Asmah Alia Mohamad, Skitmore, Martin, Xia, Bo, & Zhang, Xiaoling (2016) Insights into the adoption of green construction in Malaysia: The drivers and challenges. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(4), pp. 45-53.

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The construction sector is an essential in providing physical development for nations to cater to the demand for infrastructures such as education, housing, and manufacturing. However, the adverse impact of the building sector on the environment has triggered a growing awareness of the sustainable approach. Green construction is becoming expected in every construction project, and Malaysia is developing a national pathway to sustainable construction. After a comprehensive literature review, this research used semi-structured face-to-face interviews with industry experts to explore the current practices. In the Malaysian context, the compliance with government policy and industry guidelines has been the primary push factors to deliver green projects. The most common barrier faced was the low level of knowledge and awareness of project stakeholders. This paper helps provide a basis for future research and increase stakeholder awareness of green construction in the Malaysian construction industry and beyond.

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ID Code: 98438
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Green Building, Green construction, Drivers, Barriers
DOI: 10.21834/e-bpj.v1i4.165
ISSN: 2398-4287
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: 2016 The Authors
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2016 00:52
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 00:09

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