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Content analysis of the existence of biomimicry life’s principles in green building index Malaysia

Mohd Ariffin, Noor Aziah and Gad, Salwa Farag (2017) Content analysis of the existence of biomimicry life’s principles in green building index Malaysia. Planning Malaysia: Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 15 (1). pp. 179-190. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Abstract

Concerns about climate change and global warming have led many countries to initiate energy rating systems in the planning and development of the built environment. Although useful and novel, this paper contends that these ratings are only remedying and alleviating whatever negative impacts that development creates. Energy ratings are seemingly lacking in attempts to integrate and enhance the physical development of the natural environment. Instead, Biomimicry is a discipline that explores nature and tries to understand its bio-integration for the establishment of sustainable products, processes and systems. This paper postulates that with the integration of Biomimicry – Life’s Principles (BLP) into the Green Building Index (GBI) Malaysia, a higher level of environmental sustainability could be achieved. This paper attempted to explore the presence and the extent of the presence of BLP in the existing GBI utilizing the content analysis method. This article concludes that although the presence of BLP in the GBI is high, the extent of the presence is low. The paper also recommends the areas of concern that could be improved within the GBI for a more effective rating system. Keywords: Green Building Index (GBI); Biomimicry - Life’s Principles (BLP); content analysis; presence; extent of presence

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3209/57100
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green Building Index (GBI); Biomimicry - Life’s Principles (BLP); content analysis; presence; extent of presence
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Noor Aziah Mohd Ariffin
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 14:45
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2018 17:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57100

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