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A Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on The Strategies of Managing Waste in Relative to Green Building (GB) Practice

Puteri Sidrotul Nabihah Saarani, Asniza Hamimi Abdul Tharim, Asmalia Che Ahmad and Rozana Mohamed Salleh

Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 30, Issue 2, April 2022


Keywords: Green building, strategies for managing waste, sustainable building, systematic literature review (SLR), waste management

Published on: 1 April 2022

The construction industry is very important for a developing country, but the rapid development has caused an excessive generalization of solid construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Many solutions have been discovered to prevent C&D waste from destroying the environment—one of them being the implementation of ‘green building’ (GB) that focuses on construction activity that is best able to minimize pollution. Therefore, the strategies employed in waste management are becoming vital, especially in GB, as they must be able to cope with future sustainability developments. Hence, this paper attempts to review the strategies for waste management relative to green building practices. The systematic literature review (SLR) method was employed to achieve the aims and objectives of this research paper. Findings from the SLR indicate that construction waste can be minimized during the planning or design stage, the managing or construction period as well as demolition phase. C&D waste can be controlled by selecting the prefabricated materials, good site management skills that help with on-site coordination, communication, just-in-time (JIT) ordering and receiving of materials, training of workers that can be achieved by reducing C&D waste. Furthermore, the reusing and recycling of C&D waste during the construction period can be the strategies in managing waste. Besides that, in the aspect of GB practice, waste management can be controlled by applying sustainable operation, resources management, and environmental health in every decision-making throughout the development lifecycle.

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