Development of a Progressive Green University Campus Rating Tool for Malaysian Universities

NG, YIN YIN (2018) Development of a Progressive Green University Campus Rating Tool for Malaysian Universities. Other thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

Universities are important sites of transformation, mainly as centres of discourse and vehicles of social change. There is an increasing focus on green and sustainability concept within universities; including the practice of being recognized for having achieved high level of sustainable practice. However, generally this is not the case in Malaysia. There is additionally lack of a country-specific green university campus rating tool similar to GBI for buildings and townships. This study aims to identify the criteria for achieving greener university campus, the obstacles faced and propose a minimum green maturity level framework for Malaysian Universities. A quantitative methodology is used in this research and questionnaire survey forms were used to collect data. Two sets of questionnaires were designed and distributed to the GBI facilitators and Department of Sustainable Development staff in public universities in Malaysia respectively. A total of 60 questionnaire survey forms were distributed to GBI facilitators while 18 questionnaire survey forms were distributed to public universities in Malaysia through online Google Form. The analysis of this research was undertaken using the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). Using a weightage technique all the selected green university campus criteria was finalized and used to form the basis for developing the Green University Campus Maturity (GUCM) framework which allows for individual category assessment or overall assessment. Whilst, amongst the many obstacles identified for implementing green university campus, the top two were: lack of relevant managerial experience in implementing green projects and lack of funding.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Haryati Shafii
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 11:23
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 11:23
URI: http://ethesis.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/703

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