APPLICATION OF GREEN TECHNOLOGY AMONG THE CONTRACTORS IN CENTRAL REGION OF SARAWAK

Nurzalikha Sa'adi, Nadzirah Zainordin

Abstract


In recent years, human activities especially in construction industry are causing negative impacts towards the environment. Construction industry currently faces challenges towards the implementation of sustainable development worldwide where we need to enhance and protect our natural environment without damage and destruction. Hence, the responsibilities of construction industry towards sustainable development are vital to be taken by implementing green technology into their project. Applications of green technology have been implemented internationally in order to reduce negative impacts to the environment. However, the use of green technology in Malaysian construction industry especially in Sarawak is one of the crucial issues since it is still at the low level of application. Hence, the aim of this research paper is to identify the adoption of green technology among the contractor in Central Region of Sarawak, Malaysia. This paper presents the result by using distribution of questionnaire as a main research method. About 200 respondents of construction player in Sarawak has been participated with have a strong experienced in the said issues highlighted. The survey however, has identified that most of construction player in Sarawak were refuse to use the existing green technology and choose to stick with the conventional types of projects due to their limited knowledge and expertise.


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