The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 11
Page No. 2726 - 2731

Potential Retrofit of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Existing Building Towards Green Building

Authors : Mohd Norazam bin Yasin, Abd Halid bin Abdullah, Riduan Bin Yunus, Hafizah Binti Abdul Khalid and Nur Shahirah Nadhilah Binti Wahab

Abstract: Most of the existing buildings in Malaysia are not sustainable. Improper design led to negative environmental impact and minimizes the economic value a building. At the same time, local community and society could not enjoy the facilities that they supposed to get. They are numbers of potential strategies to improve the performance of existing building by retrofitting it with green building elements. This study is investigating and proposing potential retrofitting of existing buildings at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). The strategies that can be implemented in the old buildings were investigates in order to improve its performance. The Green Building Index (GBI) was used as the benchmark in analyzing the old buildings. Questionnaire survey was adopted as the main tool for data collection. Results showed that all 28 identified criteria for green had an average index value higher than 3.5 which means that there is a significant need to retrofit the existing buildings towards green building. It is possible to implement green concept for all buildings investigate. The performance of buildings can be improved by understanding the criteria of GBI and integrating it into the study buildings.

How to cite this article:

Mohd Norazam bin Yasin, Abd Halid bin Abdullah, Riduan Bin Yunus, Hafizah Binti Abdul Khalid and Nur Shahirah Nadhilah Binti Wahab, 2016. Potential Retrofit of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Existing Building Towards Green Building. The Social Sciences, 11: 2726-2731.

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