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The importance and involvement of landscape architecture in the Green Building Index (GBI) practice

Nizarudin, Norhanis Diyana and Mohd Hussain, Mohd Ramzi and Tukiman, Izawati (2012) The importance and involvement of landscape architecture in the Green Building Index (GBI) practice. In: 1st International Conference on Islamic Built Environment (IBECONF) 2012, 28th - 29th March 2012, Bandung, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper fundamentally discusses on the importance of the Landscape Architecture scope of works and professionalism in the application of the GBI. It sets out to investigate how the particular scope of works as well as the involvement of the Landscape Architecture professionals in the organization is being considered throughout the GBI practice. According to past researches, there are several professions that are mostly active in the green building and the GBI projects. The architects took the first place for the most involved and active profession during the design process of the green buildings then followed by the mechanical, electrical, structural and civil engineers; the interior designers and the quantity surveyors. Based on that research evidence, inactive involvement of the Landscape Architecture professionals the GBI practice is seen as an issue whereby in consequence, the landscape architecture professionals are not put in place together with other allied professions in the green building team. The study basically used questionnaire survey and semi-structured interview, apart from secondary data collection obtained from the literature review and document analysis. From the evaluation of the survey and interview, the study found that the Landscape Architecture is a very important field in the green building and the GBI development. Other than that, it is found that the landscape design should be included from the very beginning of conceptual design stage in order to determine the right, sufficient and proper placement of the green areas. It is also supported that the role of the Landscape Architects are important to be imposed in the GBI practice. They also should be included in the green building design team to integrate the comprehensive knowledge of landscape design with other professionals in order to lead towards multidisciplinary approach. Key Words: Green Building Index, Landscape Architecture, Involvement, Importance, Professionals

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3177/29736
Uncontrolled Keywords: Key Words: Green Building Index, Landscape Architecture, Involvement, Importance, Professionals
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 10:42
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2013 10:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29736

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