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Syahrul Nizam Kamaruzzaman *, Farid Akashah, Nurashikin Mohammed Thohir, Chen Jia Woon
Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 0379676833

Effectiveness of Green Building
Concept through Post Occupancy
Evaluation: An Indicative Study

With a vigorous economy, increasing standards of living while preserving the nature is
a kind of ideal things to be done. The aim for greener Malaysia should be targeted while
the existence of green building is still a new concept to be implemented. This paper
aims to study the six main criteria of green building. The effectiveness of the green
building concept based on the available criteria is clarified through evaluation that is
done towards the post occupancy where tenant satisfactions are taken into account. A
questionnaire study was carried out with selected office building within Putrajaya. From
the result that is earned, the white ceiling, quality of bin provided, indoor air quality, green
roof, water tap with irrigation and recycle material is the most effective way to be applied
for the green building office in Malaysia.

Keywords: Green building; office, Malaysia, survey

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