Level of Sustainable Green Practices at Pantai 2 Sewage Treatment Plant, Klang Valley, Malaysia
The level of sustainable green practices (energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, sustainable site planning & management, materials & resources, water efficiency and innovation) among developers is indeed an aspect that needs immediate attention in the non-residential projects in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. Sustainable green practices promotes positive activities that will ensure energy efficiency, water efficiency, fairness, effectiveness, divergence, less disparity, less discrimination, inexpensive, reasonable priced, pleasant design, serenity, mutual comfort and many other characteristics to the future for the construction industry. The developer must converge at a point where no one is short changed due to limitation in the implementation mechanism of sustainable green practices in the non-residential projects. The aim of this research is investigate the extent of sustainable green practices in the Pantai 2 Sewage Treatment Plant. In order to achieve the research aims, the specific objectives of this research is divided into the following sequential steps: identification of the existing sustainable practices implemented in Pantai 2 STP ; Model, assess and compare against common benchmarks the Energy Efficiency for the administrative building; Model, assess and compare against common benchmarks the Water Efficiency for the administrative building; and assessment of the replicability of the sustainable practices for other STP plants. Quantitative and qualitative design were used, in which a total of 381 public respondents with systematic random sampling were employed and a total of eight organizational sampling were used. Briefly the result shows evidence of existing level of energy efficiency, solar power panels for the parking bays, water efficiency from rain water harvest and the utilization of eco-park for public activities. Surprisingly, 87 percent of the respondents reported of not knowing the existence of underground sewage treatment plant at Pantai 2.
Keywords: sustainable green practices, non-residential projects, developer, energy efficiency, water efficiency