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Investigating the Implementation of Low Carbon Construction Activities in Order to Optimize Electricity on Construction Site

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Housing, Planning and Building, University Sains Malaysia, MALAYSIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (11), Pages 52-62, November,2 (2015)


Over the recent years, the number of construction project of law carbon has increased excessively across Malaysia. In fact, we do not doubt the importance of progress in law carbon construction and its significance for the society, particularly for the construction companies. To make influential inroads into the construction practices of low carbon, the industry has to develop the energy usage and natural sources that is consumed in all activities of its construction site. In this paper, the findings of the second section of a countrywide research project administered in Malaysia, was set up to investigate and evaluate the sources of CO2 emission with respect to electricity usage in construction projects; secondly, to identify effective optimization methods as for electricity usage in construction activities; and finally, to provide an action plan to minimize CO2 emissions during construction activities. SPSS version 20 was employed to analyse the collected data. Three hundred questionnaires were distributed to the construction companies in Malaysia. The findings showed that, in spite of the importance of low carbon construction, not many companies are serious enough to cut down their natural resource consumption. In fact, myriad of contractors and construction firms in Malaysia have not yet paid attention binding themselves to carbon construction and green building's constitution in general by contrast to common construction activity. Time night working for electricity is the main way for the law carbon construction and has been highlighted as the main reason of ignorance of the current situation within the construction sectors. Indeed, introducing optimization methods is vital for contractors and supervisors of the sites to be motivated considering the inequality on usage of electricity during construction project which lead to production of carbon dioxide. In addition, to optimization electricity finding an appropriate place for the lighting is the paramount one.


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