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Challenges of BIPV application in Malaysian construction industry: a case study in Batu Pahat

Yap, Aaron Boon Kian and Goh, Kai Chen (2013) Challenges of BIPV application in Malaysian construction industry: a case study in Batu Pahat. In: 1st FPTP Postgraduate Seminar 2013, 23 December 2013, Fakulti Pengurusan Teknologi dan Perniagaan, UTHM .

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Malaysian government has actively been promoting use of environmental friendly material and green technologies for construction. One key area in green technology is Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV). However, there are still plenty of drawbacks in the application of BIPV from going into full swing such as less encouragement in lower levels especially the construction industry, lack of coordination and consistency in policy and framework, inadequate investment in technical research and development, incomplete and unhealthy financing and investment system, high initial cost of investment and unproven and risky perception of BIPV. The purpose of this paper is to study the current perspective of Malaysian construction industry stakeholders, namely key professionals and developers on the application of BIPV. The scope of this study is around Batu Pahat. This paper employs various approaches such as semi-structured interview and analyzing by thematic map. The respondents are local key professionals and developers in the Batu Pahat district. The results show a positive outcome from the respondent and there are a few key solutions voiced out by these respondents that could help BIPV to be one of the sustainable developments for Malaysian construction in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: BIPV; solar energy; green building; Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001-1841 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 08:21
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 08:21
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5784
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