Identification Of Factors Influencing Costs In Green Projects

Zainul Abidin, Nazirah and Mokhtar Azizi, Nurul Zahirah (2016) Identification Of Factors Influencing Costs In Green Projects. World Academy Of Science, Engineering And Technology Conference Proceedings.

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    Abstract

    Cost has always been the leading concern in green building development. The perception that construction cost for green building is higher than conventional buildings has only made the discussion of green building cost more difficult. Understanding the factors that will influence the cost of greenconstruction is expected to shed light into what makes green construction more or at par with conventional projects, or perhaps, where cost can be optimised. This paper identifies the elements of cost before shifting the attention to the influencing factors. Findings from past studies uncovered various factors related to cost which are grouped into five focal themes i.e. awareness, knowledge, financial, technical, and government support. A conceptual framework is produced in a form of a flower diagram indicating the cost influencing factors of green building development. These factors were found to be both physical and non-physical aspects of a project. The framework provides ground for the next stage of research that is to further explore how these factors influence the project cost and decision making.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-9745 Building construction
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Perumahan, Bangunan & Perancangan (School of Housing, Building & Planning) > Conference or Workshop Item
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 16:42
    Last Modified: 29 May 2017 13:43
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/31201

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