An assessment of green mosque index in Peninsular Malaysia

Yendo, Afgani @ Eusoff and Muhammad Denny, . and Ahmad Puad, Mat Som and Mahmud, Mohd Jusan and Basri, Ibrahim (2015) An assessment of green mosque index in Peninsular Malaysia. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, 15. pp. 114-122. ISSN 1818-6769

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Sustainable concept has been frequently discussed and applied in attempts to balance the current and future needs. Sustainable principles in terms of Green Building Index (GBI) have been applied in various building types including residential and non-residential buildings. This article suggests a concept of sustainable religious building (i.e. mosque) to be established by forming green index for mosque. To evaluate potential sustainable principles for such building type, field observations were carried out in three states in Malaysia, namely Johor, Terengganu and Selangor in February and March 2015. The study was carried out qualitatively using non-verbal behaviour and direct observation on 45 selected mosques from the three states. From the study, 6 potential concepts can be used to establish Green Mosque Index (GMI) namely Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Water Efficiency, Sustainable Site Planning and Management, Material and Resources and Innovation and Design. These concepts are potentially useful as embryos to a continuous assessment index for mosques in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green, Index, Mosque, Sustainability
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 03:57
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 03:57

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