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Assessment index tool for green highway in Malaysia

Balubaid, Saeed Omar and Bujang, Mastura and Aifa, Wan Nur and Foo, Kian Seng and Raja Muhammad Rooshdi, Raja Rafidah and Hamzah, Norhaliza and Mohd. Yazid, Yazlin Salfiza and Abd. Majid, Muhd. Zaimi and Mohamad Zin, Rosli and Zakaria, Rozana and Hainin, Mohd. Rosli and Yaacob, Haryati and Ismail, Hasrul Haidar (2015) Assessment index tool for green highway in Malaysia. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (16). pp. 99-104. ISSN 0127-9696

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v77.6405

Abstract

Green highway is a highway project that has been designed and constructed with the sustainability requirements and global standard. Basically, green highway is one of the major parts for sustainable concept where three major aspects are addressed which are economic, social and environment. The main focus for economic aspect is to increase profitability by making more efficient use of resources especially material, improve the quality of life by fulfilling the nation’s need for social aspect while protecting the environment from the impact of CO2 emission and using of natural resources efficiently for the purpose of environment aspect. Therefore, it is important for highway stakeholders to incorporate sustainable criteria in their projects. The implementation of sustainable concept in highway needs to be evaluated by green highway rating tool assessment. Thus, the purpose of this study is to establish a tool to assess and certify a green highway in Malaysia. The data for this study was obtained through group discussion with highway experts and questionnaires that were distributed to identify the sustainability factors. Then the data were analyzed using factor analysis method. The findings of this study indicated that, there are five major sustainable factor which are Sustainable Design and Construction Activities, Social and Safety, Energy Efficiency, Environmental and Water Management and Material and Technology that are included in the development of green highway rating system.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:factor analysis, green highway, green highway rating system, sustainability
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:57902
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
Last Modified:05 Sep 2017 16:22

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