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Application of Sustainable Site Planning and Management (SM) Criterion in Green Building Index (GBI) Assessment for Hill Land Development in Penang—A Case Study

  • Nadira AhzaharEmail author
  • Intan Bayani Zakaria
  • Siti Ismahani Ismail
Conference paper

Abstract

Demands for residential area in Penang Island have increased drastically from year to year. In contrast, the suitable lands for development sector become scarce. Those conditions lead to the encroachment to the few available development at the hill land development area. Regarding to this situation, various green rating tools namely Green Building Index (GBI), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and BCA Green Mark are applied to evaluate sustainable site planning and management (SM) of the new development. However, application of these Green Rating Tools is still lacking at the hill land development area. As such, the aim of this case study is to apply GBI, LEED, and BCA Green Mark on SM criterion at the study area located at hill land development at Sungai Ara, Penang. There are several methods to obtain the points regarding the SM criterion such as site evaluation and inspection and also conduct interview sessions with planner and consultant. The result obtained from the evaluation shows that GBI achieved 79.7 % of the overall SM points while LEED and BCA Green Mark achieved 36.4 % and 20.7 %, respectively. From this result, it shows that GBI obtained the highest percentage for SM criterion and the most suitable green rating tool to rate SM criterion at the hill land development area in Penang.

Keywords

Residential Hill Land Development SM criterion 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadira Ahzahar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Intan Bayani Zakaria
    • 1
  • Siti Ismahani Ismail
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & SurveyingUniversiti Teknologi MARASeri IskandarMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Civil EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MARAKepala BatasMalaysia

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