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Pro-environmental Practices among Malaysian Construction Practitioners
Advances in Environmental Biology (2015)
  • Nor’Aini Yusof
  • Mohammad Iranmanesh
  • Hanizam Awang
Abstract

Societal interest and alarm in Malaysia is growing due to the substantial environmental impacts caused by considerable amounts of construction waste and energy consumption. Malaysian citizens are becoming increasingly concerned about how these impacts will affect their local communities and therefore are ever more attentive to the construction industry’s efforts to reduce waste and energy consumption. The aim of the present study is to measure the current status of the pro-environmental practices among construction industry practitioners. Data for the study came from a sample of 375 practitioners in Malaysia’s construction sector. Descriptive analysis was used for data analysis. The result indicates that overall in Malaysia, construction industry practitioners notice and implement pro-environmental practices in their construction projects at an acceptable level, yet, the results also demonstrate that some pro- environmental practices receive less attention; such as complying with industry codes of practice and considering suitable site development for the project. Findings from this study will be valuable in understanding the environmental practices that need more attention from policy makers.

Keywords
  • pro-environmental practices,
  • construction industry,
  • Malaysia
Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
Nor’Aini Yusof, Mohammad Iranmanesh and Hanizam Awang. "Pro-environmental Practices among Malaysian Construction Practitioners" Advances in Environmental Biology Vol. 9 Iss. 5 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mohammad_iranmanesh/4/