Green technology: assessing the potential of green wall development in Malaysia / Farah Najlaa Zulkiffli

Zulkiffli, Farah Najlaa (2015) Green technology: assessing the potential of green wall development in Malaysia / Farah Najlaa Zulkiffli. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Green wall is one of the green technology that applied to the building to helps improve to better environment. Green wall consist of plants that grown in supported vertical systems that generally attached to an internal or external wall. Green wall become one of the key to improve urban environment in urban planning. In Malaysia, Construction Industry Development Board has initialized the green technology programmed since 1999 but, after 10 years, this technology is still in infancy. Malaysia rank in 26th position in the world’s green leaders that indicate Malaysia is far behind in term of environment concern. The government of Malaysia had started to emphasize on sustainable development in the Ninth Malaysian Plan. In Malaysia, a few building have been applied the green wall system. This study aim to assess the potential of green wall application in Malaysia that will contribute to better environment. There are three objectives for this study. The first objective is to investigate the concept and function of green wall that applies to the building. The functions are scientifically proved such as their impact on environment, economic and social. The second objective is to identify building user perception towards green wall application and the last objective is to give recommendation to reduce the problems occur by using green wall in Malaysia. The data is gained through semi-structured interview, observation and questionnaires. Three case studies that implement green wall were selected to complement this research. The interview process was held with the expertise panel such as the project manager, property manager, landscape architect and the maintenance of the building. The overall finding indicates the potential of green wall in Malaysia is high as most respondents are positive with the application of green wall. The green wall gives many benefits to our environment, thus act as aesthetical benefit.


Item Type: Student Project
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Zulkiffli, Farah Najlaa
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Walls
T Technology > TH Building construction > Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings > Sustainable buildings. Sustainable construction
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Keywords: Green technology; Green wall development; Malaysia
Date: 2015
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