The Barriers of Green Roof Systems Implementation in Malaysia



Tong, Zhao Zhi (2018) The Barriers of Green Roof Systems Implementation in Malaysia. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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The rapid development in Malaysia has created several problems towards to the environment such as the issue of Urban Heat Island (UHI) and reduction of green space.This is because Construction Industry is considered as the biggest contributor of negative impact to the environment. In order to mitigate these problems, various methods have been developed in the previous studies. One of the methods to solve these problems is the application of green roof system on the buildings. Green roofs have been applied in many advanced countries such as Germany, Japan and so forth and it found could provide a numerous of benefit towards to the environment, building and also the users. Although that green roofs are deemed as the most suitable technology to be applied in Malaysia to improve the environment, however, the implementation of green roof in Malaysia is still low and considers it is a fairly new concept to Malaysia’ Construction Industry. The main aim of this paper is to determine the barriers to the implementation of green roof systems in Malaysia. A qualitative research strategy was adopted and executed for this study. Questionnaire administered to 87 respondents who are involved in the Construction industry from professional bodies to the builders and developers. In this study, the secondary data are generated from the literature review and it was supported by the primary data. The primary data were analysed by the application of Relative Importance Index (RII) while content analysis were used for qualitative data. The study found that the slow implementation rate of green roof systems in Malaysia is due to the nine factors, which are catered in lack of knowledge and awareness, lack of incentive, cost-based barriers and technical issue and uncertainty of green roof systems. Then, the research result shows that the cost-based barriers and the lack of incentive and initiative from the Government are the main challenges to the adoption of green roof systems in Malaysia. Hence, more efforts are required to encourage the construction practitioners to the implementation of green roof systems. This paper concludes by suggesting further researchers to investigate effective strategies which use to mitigate and eliminate such existing barriers in order to achieve the protection of environment in the study area.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Technology > Building construction
Faculties: Faculty of Built Environment > Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2018 08:35
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 04:20