The path towards greening the Malaysian construction industry

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Author(s)

  • Asmah Alia Mohamad Bohari
  • Martin Skitmore
  • Bo Xia
  • Melissa Teo
  • Khairul Naim Adham

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1742-1748
Journal / PublicationRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume52
StatePublished - 2 Dec 2015

Abstract

Construction industry contributes significantly to environmental degradation, and governments in many countries which are endeavouring to address the situation. Malaysia is no exception. This paper examines the path towards green construction project delivery in Malaysia, focusing on current green policies and initiatives by governments. The historical waves in Malaysian approaches to tackling environmental issues are described, starting from the early 20th century, through the 1990s to the present, and the influence of these approaches on construction practices is analysed. Based on the findings of policy review, essential green construction practices aimed at mitigating the adverse effects of construction activities on the environment in Malaysia were identified. This paper paves the way for future studies in construction and sustainability in Malaysia, especially for the Southeast Asian region where sustainability practices are urgently needed.

Research Area(s)

  • Construction industry, Environmental policy, Green construction, Malaysia

Citation Format(s)

The path towards greening the Malaysian construction industry. / Mohamad Bohari, Asmah Alia; Skitmore, Martin; Xia, Bo; Teo, Melissa; Zhang, Xiaoling; Adham, Khairul Naim.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 52, 02.12.2015, p. 1742-1748.

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