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The Green Building Index (GBI): an innovation in landscape architecture

Nizarudin, Norhanis Diyana and Mohd Hussain, Mohd Ramzi and Tukiman, Izawati (2011) The Green Building Index (GBI): an innovation in landscape architecture. Landskap Buletin, Jan-Apr 2011. Issue No 8 (8). ISSN 2180-0944

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Abstract

This paper presents a review of the Green Building Index as a new innovation in landscape architecture scope of works. The Green Building Index (GBI) is a green rating system introduced by the Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) to evaluate the performance of building across a broad range of environmental considerations. Apart from evaluating the building’s performance, the landscape design aspect has become a major part and parcel from the overall GBI assessment through the criteria of open spaces, landscaping and heat island effect. The paper is intend to highlight the important role played by the landscape architects to conserve natural area, encourage restoration of the habitat as well as maximise the ecodiversity through native and adaptive vegetation. It is hoped that GBI may possibly be a new innovation and added-value to espouse landscape architecture field as a leading role together with the architecture and other components in built environment industry.

Item Type: Article (Magazine)
Additional Information: 3177/29757
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
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: 22 Jul 2013 11:14
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 11:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29757

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