Challenges in Solar Maintenance Strategies: Analysing Determinant Factors for GBI Buildings in Malaysia
Green and sustainable construction, sometimes referred to as green buildings, plays a crucial role in guaranteeing the advancement of society that aligns with the requirements and aspirations of future generations. The objective of this study is to ascertain the essential elements of maintenance management methods for solar energy applications in workplaces that have received certification under the Malaysian Green Building Index (GBI). The research aims to aid developers and building owners in the strategic planning of future projects. To accomplish this, the study pursued three primary objectives: (1) conducting an analysis of the current maintenance management techniques employed for solar energy utilization in GBI offices located in Malaysia; (2) evaluating the importance of key aspects that influence these strategies, and (3) defining the strategies that are most critical in nature. The research methodology employed a quantitative strategy, which involved conducting a comprehensive literature analysis and administering a questionnaire survey. Microsoft Excel 365 facilitated the data analysis process by providing a platform for organizing and evaluating replies in a manner that allows for the ranking of their relative value. The research findings will be juxtaposed with the current body of literature to enhance knowledge and understanding within the subject. The study utilized the Relative Importance Index (RII) methodology to prioritize a comprehensive set of essential factors associated with maintenance management in green buildings within the context of Malaysia. This study employs the RII technique to identify and prioritize the issues that have the potential to impede the effectiveness of maintenance management systems. The findings of this study offer significant contributions to the understanding of maintenance protocols for solar energy systems in workplaces that have received GBI certification. These insights can serve as a valuable resource for future developers and building owners, aiding them in the development of efficient strategies. The assurance of sustainable and effective deployment of solar energy in Malaysia's built environment, leading to a greener and more sustainable outcome, relies on comprehending the key aspects that significantly influence maintenance management.
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