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Green building index Malaysia: an investigation on the level of awareness and the importance of GBI rating tools among contractors in Johor Bahru

Jailani, Junaidah and Zainal Abiden, Muhamad Amir Zarif (2018) Green building index Malaysia: an investigation on the level of awareness and the importance of GBI rating tools among contractors in Johor Bahru. In: Sustainable Construction and Building Technology. Penerbit UTHM, UTHM, pp. 97-108. ISBN 978-967-2216-39-1

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Abstract

Malaysia is not far behind in emphasizing the implementation of sustainability practice in the building construction. Green Building Index (GBI) is recognized as one of the rating tools for measuring and evaluating green building specific features or functions in Malaysia. GBI rating tools have six main criteria as mainframe to rate the green building. Each of them has a different level of importance in the rating system. The aim of this study is to examine the level of contractor’s’ awareness of Green Building Index Malaysia and the level of importance of criteria and sub-criteria in Green Building Index Malaysia rating tools according to contractors’ perception in Johor Bahru. The research also investigated the relationship between the level GBI rating tools awareness and the level of importance of criteria and sub-criteria in GBI rating tools among contractors. A survey is conducted among contractors in Johor. The contractors’ perceptions and opinions on GBI rating tools criteria and sub-criteria are important in ensuring green building development a successful due to their involvement in project design, specification and delivery system. The result and data were analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistic (SPSS) software. The result shows that the level of awareness of GBI rating tools among contractors is moderate (63%). Contractors in Johor have ranked sustainable site as the most important criteria in GBI with weighting scale of 0.176. The relationship between that level of GBI rating tools awareness and the level of importance of GBI rating tools criteria and sub-criteria is significantly correlated and linearly related. It proves that the more the contractors aware of GBI the more significant criteria and sub-criteria of GBI rating tools can be implemented in order to improve the GBI rating system and the overall implementation of sustainable construction.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable development; sustainable awareness; Green building rating system; Green Building Index.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 04:33
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2020 04:33
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12661
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