Adaptation Sustainable Construction Green Building Industry: The Development of Green Building Index Malaysia
Buildings are the dominant energy consumers in today’s cities, accounting for 30 to 40 percent of total energy consumption, and 70 percent of total electricity consumption. The building sector therefore presents immense opportunities for reduction in energy consumption through the adoption of energy efficient practices. The purpose of this study is to explore the method of developing sustainable construction in the green building industry. It studies the elements and criteria that need to be implemented in the green building industry in Malaysia. It also identifies the challenges feed in the implementation of the green building industry. Additionally, this study shows the government agencies that seek to preserve the green building industry. This study focuses on the green building system in Malaysia which is Green Building Index (GBI). The system is a rating tool that provides an opportunity for developers and building owners to design and construct green, sustainable buildings that can provide energy savings, water savings, a healthier indoor environment, better connectivity to public transport and the adoption of recycling and greenery for their project and reduce our impact on the environment. The method used for this study is the qualitative approach which is content analysis or document analysis. The analysis was based on observations and interviews with several related staff and using reference materials as model studies.