Barriers to Sustainable Practices towards Low Carbon Emission Projects in Malaysia
Keywords:Carbon emission, Barriers, Factor analysis, Sustainabilit
The Malaysian construction industry significantly contributes as an empowerment to its development vision of 2020 by reducing up to 40% of carbon emission. Moreover, the industry accounts as threat to the environment, not only in terms of natural resources consumption but also in emitting million tons of carbon emission annually. In fact, Malaysia is categorized the 30th in the worldâ€™s ranking in carbon emission level. Several studies attempt to investigate and review barriers that face construction stakeholders in order to provide integration of sustainability in construction industry. However, the barriers were lacking in terms of addressing carbon emission aspects of sustainable practice and limit the emissions from construction projects in Malaysia. This paper investigates the major barriers of organization in achieving sustainabilityâ€™s best practice. The identified barriers from the perspective of construction stakeholders in Malaysia were categorised based on factor analysis, which are professional and capacity, design and technologies, cost and finance, and, knowledge and culture.
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