Implementation of Vertical Green Systems in Commercial Buildings in Malaysia

Liew, Chiew Yee (2015) Implementation of Vertical Green Systems in Commercial Buildings in Malaysia. Other thesis, INTI International University.

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This research is to investigate the major challenges of implementing vertical green systems (VGS) in the commercial buildings in Malaysia. Due to rapid urbani7ation, it caused in loss of greenery and created a host of environmental issues. To achieve more sustainable patterns of life, greening systems are frequently used as an aesthetical feature in buildings and make part of a sustainable strategy for urban canyon. Hence, VGS become a growing trend to replace greenery back to buildings with the integration of greenery on the surfaces or walls of a building. First, with the information obtained in the reviewed literature some key aspects are clarified, such as the classification systems, the plant species, benefits and difficulties when working with VGS. In addition, qualitative research methodology has been used to investigate the perspective and difficulties of implementing such system from the perception of professionals in Malaysia. It is important lo understand the main matter in development of VGS in current market. The result reveals 4 out of 5 interviewees agree that VGS is suitable being implemented in Malaysia. Through combination with a proper design and new technologies in this era, VGS ¡s worth to be used as passive tool for energy saving in buildings. However, the main difficulty that restricts thc implementation of this system is the cost effectiveness. Clients must have the willingness and commitment to look after the planting and pay for the services as it requires a high maintenance budget. Moreover, it is better to have manufacturer for the VGS components in Malaysia as most of the modular are imported oversea. Hence, there is a need to further studied and examined some aspects in depth, such as which species are the most suitable for each system, life span of plants, effects on energy saving of the facade orientation and maintenance issue for VGS in Malaysia.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: BQSI 50
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering and Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 06:28
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 06:28

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