IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering PAPER • OPEN ACCESS Challenges in the Implementation of Green Home Development in Malaysia: Perspective of Developers To cite this article: Rumaizah Mohd Nordin et al 2017 IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 291 012020 View the article online for updates and enhancements. Related content String Theory and the Real World: Perspectives G Kane - Public perspective towards marine litter in West Aceh City I Kusumawati, M Setyowati, E Riana et al. - Value engineering awareness study for sustainable construction in Malaysia Fathoni U, Zakaria C M and Rohayu C O - This content was downloaded from IP address 188.8.131.52 on 21/02/2019 at 02:55
1 Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence . Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd 1234567890 International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE 2017) IOP Publishing IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 291 (2017) 012020 doi:10.1088/1757-899X/291/1/012020 Challenges in the Implementation of Green Home Development in Malaysia: Perspective of Developers Rumaizah Mohd Nordin 1 , Ahmad Hafizi Abd Halim 2 , Julitta Yunus 3 Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia 1,2,3 [email protected] 1 Abstract. The construction industry is the main contributor to Malaysian economic growth. One of the main sectors to be highlighted by the Government is housing sector. The population in Malaysia is increasing year by year, thus the demand for houses also rises significantly. However, the fulfilment of basic needs for people normally gives the adverse impacts to the environment. Green home concept is introduced with a purpose to create an acceptable standard of living as well as to preserve nature from destruction, whilst to promote efficiency of energy, water and other natural resources. The study aims to identify current level of awareness and understanding regarding the Green Home concept, together with identifying the challenges that contribute to lack of initiatives in implementation of green home development. This study utilizes the qualitative methodology utilising interviews with housing developers operating in Klang Valley. 20 respondents were interviewed with a semi-structured interview. This study found that level of awareness and understanding on green home concept among construction players and public is low to moderate level. However, it shows improvement in terms of its implementation with all respondents agreed that cost factor is greatest challenge to its implementation. Other challenges identified from the study are low awareness and understanding among construction players and public, low demand for green home, and lack of Government enforcement and initiatives. The study is eventually intended to enhance and improve the sustainable practice in Malaysian’s construction industry.
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