The awareness of green building ratings among university students

Gasim Hayder Ahmed Salih, Osamah Abdulhakim Ahmed, Suhir Bin Che Selia

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Abstract

A Since the international society paid attention to the issue of global warming, huge efforts was made by governments and environmental institutes to persuade designers and construction firms into adopting green building concept to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, since the construction industry is one of the main emitters. In Malaysia, the greenhouse gas emission is still rising, although the government has made many steps regarding the matter. This study investigate the awareness of engineering students those who are expected to lead the construction industry in the future regarding the implementation of green buildings in Malaysia. From the survey results, only thirty-three percent of the participants were aware of the existence of a green building assessment tool in Malaysia while only ten percent of them had a positive view of it. This leads to the conclusion that more efforts should be done to educate the students about the importance of implementing Green Building Index (GBI) and its essential role in the future of Malaysian environment, economy and society. Moreover, this study compare between Malaysia and other countries regarding its rating aspects of GBI where it was found that all the aspect are similar with other countries and there are items that exist in other countries, which might be beneficial to be added to Malaysian GBI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Challenges for Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil, offshore and Environmental Engineering, ICCOEE 2016
EditorsNoor Amila Wan Abdullah Zawawi
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages183-186
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781138029781
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Civil, offshore and Environmental Engineering, ICCOEE 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 15 Aug 201617 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameEngineering Challenges for Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil, offshore and Environmental Engineering, ICCOEE 2016

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Civil, offshore and Environmental Engineering, ICCOEE 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period15/08/1617/08/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering

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Ahmed Salih, G. H., Ahmed, O. A., & Selia, S. B. C. (2016). The awareness of green building ratings among university students. In N. A. W. A. Zawawi (Ed.), Engineering Challenges for Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil, offshore and Environmental Engineering, ICCOEE 2016 (pp. 183-186). (Engineering Challenges for Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil, offshore and Environmental Engineering, ICCOEE 2016). CRC Press/Balkema.