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Attibutes of green building rating tool (GBRT) for Malaysia

Mohd Thahrir, Muhamad Hafizi (2016) Attibutes of green building rating tool (GBRT) for Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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Movement towards sustainable development in building industry has been growing around the world including Malaysia. Throughout the duration of this study, Malaysia is having two main green building rating tools namely Green Building Index (GBI) and Green Real Estate (Green RE) which are using prescriptive approach in its building assessment procedure. Looking at the objectives of green building, it seems not sufficient to just rely on this approach. However some of the international rating tools such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot, National Australia Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) and Green Building Tool (GBT) had incorporated performance approach in assessing the performance of building. Thus, this study was conducted to gather experts' opinions on the attributes of rating tool for Malaysia environment. Three rounds of Delphi survey were carried out to gather expert's preferences from Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) regarding the importance assessment elements and criteria together with the most suitable assessment approach to be included in Green Building Rating Tool (GBRT). The 1st round was aimed for ascertaining the relevancy of the preliminary information gathered from literature review. Then, the 2nd round was carried out for determining the importance level of the assessment elements and criteria also with the most suitable assessment approach. The 3rd round was aimed for determining the level of agreement on the results of previous round. Collected data was analyzed using probability distribution of central tendency (mode, median and Inter Quartile Range (IQR) value). Results of the analysis found out that the experts had agreed that the suggested 8 assessment elements (Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Sustainable Site Management, Water Efficiency, Waste Management, Materials & Resources, Innovation and Pollution & Emission) and the related 16 assessment criteria are relevant to be incorporated to Malaysia green building rating tool. The experts also preferred to combine both the prescriptive and performance approaches in carrying the assessment in determining rating of green building. These results were integrated into the attributes for GBRT.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH845-895 Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 06:58
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 06:58
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8990
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