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Challenges of implementing sustainability in Malaysian housing industry

Goh, Kai Chen and Seow , Tawee and Goh , Hui Hwang (2013) Challenges of implementing sustainability in Malaysian housing industry. In: International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment for Now and the Future (SBE2013), 26-27 March 2013, Hanoi.

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Abstract

Housing industry is one of the main drivers in nation development. The Malaysian government is actively promoting policies to ensure quality and affordable houses to all nations. Thus, this scenario shows that sustainability is becoming prominent in Malaysian housing industry. This concept was recently introduced in Malaysia; however, there is a lack of interest among industry stakeholders. This paper discusses a research that identified the challenges of implementing sustainability in Malaysian housing industry by, firstly, understanding the issues related. Semi-structured interview approach is employed to few housing developers in the southern region of Malaysia due to the concept is still new and fewer implementations in the industry. Through the interviews, industry stakeholders provide their different views on the barriers of implementing sustainability and strategies to promote sustainable housing in Malaysia. Findings of the interviews help in increasing awareness of industry stakeholders about the importance of sustainable concept in housing development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: housing;Malaysia;sustainability;challenges
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T55.4-60.8 Industrial engineering. Management engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Dr. Goh Kai Chen
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2013 08:50
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2013 08:50
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3964
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