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Potential retrofit of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia existing building towards green building

Yasin, Mohd Norazam and Abdullah, Abd Halid and Yunus, Riduan and Abdul Khalid, Hafizah and Wahab, Nur Shahirah Nadhilah (2016) Potential retrofit of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia existing building towards green building. The Social Sciences, 11 (11). pp. 2726-2731. ISSN 18185800

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Abstract

Most of the existing buildings in Malaysia are not sustainable. Improper design led to negative environmental impact and minimizes the economic value a building. At the same time, local community and society could not enjoy the facilities that they supposed to get. They are numbers of potential strategies to improve the performance of existing building by retrofitting it with green building elements. This study is investigating and proposing potential retrofitting of existing buildings at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). The strategies that can be implemented in the old buildings were investigates in order to improve its performance. The Green Building Index (GBI) was used as the benchmark in analyzing the old buildings. Questionnaire survey was adopted as the main tool for data collection. Results showed that all 28 identified criteria for green had an average index value higher than 3.5 which means that there is a significant need to retrofit the existing buildings towards green building. It is possible to implement green concept for all buildings investigate. The performance of buildings can be improved by understanding the criteria of GBI and integrating it into the study buildings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia green building confederation (MGBC); green; building; retrofit; GBI, UTHM
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH845-895 Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:23
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:23
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9041
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