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Type: Conference paper
Title: Proposed development of Malaysian sustainable building assessment framework
Author: Shari, Z.
Soebarto, V.
Williamson, T.
Citation: Humanity + Technology: Proceedings 9th SENVAR + 2nd ISESEE 2008, FSPU, UiTM Shah Alam, 1-3 December 2008, 2008, pp.415-424
Publisher: Pusat Penerbitan Universiti, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Publisher Place: Malaysia
Issue Date: 2008
ISBN: 9789673052561
Conference Name: 9th Sustainable Environment & Architecture (SENVAR) + 2nd International Symposium & Exhibition in Sustainable Energy & Environment (ISESEE) (1 Dec 2008 - 3 Dec 2008 : Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia)
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Zalina Shari, Veronica Soebarto and Terence Williamson
Abstract: In many developed countries, sustainable building assessment (SBA) methods have emerged as accepted mechanisms to address the issues of sustainability in the construction industry, whereas in developing countries, this is still a relatively new concept. This paper outlines the importance of assessing the sustainability attributes of the built environment towards achieving sustainability in Malaysian building industry. The meaning of sustainable development is first discussed in order to understand its key components. Existing SBA methods, originating from developed countries, are then discussed with particular attention to outlining the problems of their direct adoption in developing countries. The paper concludes with the discussion of the rationale for proposing a SBA framework relevant and appropriate for the Malaysian context.
Keywords: Sustainable development
built environment
office building
sustainable building assessment
assessment framework
Rights: Copyright status unknown
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