MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 103, 2017International Symposium on Civil and Environmental Engineering 2016 (ISCEE 2016)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Sustainable Construction, Management and Green Building|
|Published online||05 April 2017|
Awareness on Sustainable Affordable Housing Among Homebuyers in Malaysia
1 Univerisiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR, LKC FES, Sungai Long Campus, 43000, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
2 Construction Management Department, Univerisiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR, FEGT, Kampar Campus, 31900, Kampar, Perak, Malaysia
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This paper concerns about the delivery of Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) in Malaysia. The built environment, operation and demolishment of housing have the profound impact on our nature environment. SAH can be a solution toward sustainability development because it considered from an environmental friendly, socially enhancing, and economically benefits perfectives towards housing development. This paper aims to explore the awareness of homebuyers in Malaysia towards sustainable affordable housing. This research used the method of unstructured interview among homebuyers toward SAH in Malaysia. Based on the finding of the study, the awareness of homebuyers in SAH are relatively inadequate. Respondents are required the brief explanation on concept and elements of SAH for continue the interview. Based on Porter Five Forces Model, homebuyers’ requirements hold the bargaining power of customers to determine the features of housing provided by property provider. The knowledge of homebuyers on SAH is crucial for the sustainable development, because homebuyers are one of the key drivers for implementing the sustainable requirements in housing development.
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