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Green Building for African Countries: Opportunities, Approaches and Challenges

Usman, A Umar and Khamidi, M. Faris (2012) Green Building for African Countries: Opportunities, Approaches and Challenges. In: UMT 11TH INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (UMTAS 2012), 9-11 July, 2012, Kuala Terengganu, MALAYSIA.

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The deterioration of our natural environment and reliance on fossil fuels is unquestionable. In our mission to boost as a modern society, since the industrial revolution, we have obtained an incredible toll for both replaceable and irreplaceable resources via strip mining, deforestation and have generated a tremendous increase in the level of greenhouse gases presently existing in our atmosphere. However, we as a modern world, identified these predicament years back, and due to a devoted few have built substantial steps in fixing these global issues. Within the developed framework, thoughts of sustainable development usually refer to the need to adjust present economic models so as to sustain better balances between economic development and social demands, while protecting local ecologies and lowering the negative effect of growth on the global environment.[

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:8309
Deposited By: Dr M Faris Khamidi
Deposited On:08 Oct 2012 00:07
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:21

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