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1st Edition

Greening Affordable Housing
An Interactive Approach

ISBN 9781138102606
Published February 1, 2019 by CRC Press
348 Pages 7 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Books on green building theories, principles and strategies applicable to life cycles of all kinds of buildings and building types are already widely available. However, those specifically on greening affordable housing that guide various housing stakeholders at different life cycles are still very limited. This book intends to fill this gap. Integrating green building enables stakeholders to address the environmental component that has not traditionally been seen as an integral part of affordable housing development. The book presents theories and principles with practical methods, strategies and processes not only to make affordable housing green but also to support economic stability and social equity.

Table of Contents

Roles of Design and Construction Teams in Sustainable Housing Delivery

AbdulLateef Olanrewaju and Seong Yeow Tan

Sustainable Management of Affordable Housing

Simon Huston and Richard Baines

Implementation of Sustainable Management System for Delivery Affordable Housing

Soo Chen Khor

Sustainable Urban Design: A Tool for Creating Green Residential Neighbourhoods

Marek Kozlowski

Toward Sustainable Building – Adopting the Life Cycle Assessment Approach

Sumiani Yusoff and Ahmad Faiz Abd Rashid

Green Building Policies in Hong Kong and Singapore

Yajing Liu and Zhonghua Gou

Affordable Housing and Circular Economy for Middle Income Group(M40) in Malaysia: A Case Study on the FlexZhouse Business Model

Mohd Zairul

A Composite Approach to Return on Investment (CROI): Valuing Social and Affordable Housing

Judy A Kraatz

Contribution of Affordable Housing Projects to Green Network in Compact Cities: A Hong Kong Case

Shulin Shi

FlexZhouse: Innovation in Flexible Housing for Modern Affordable Housing Solution in Malaysia

Mohd Zairul

Energy Efficient Design Strategies for Affordable Housing

Pingying Lin and Hao Qin


Passive Design Strategies for Affordable Housing in Indian Tropical Regions

Manjari Chakraborty

Tiny Houses: An Innovative and Sustainable Densification Solution

Heather Shearer

Identification and Establishment of Weightage for Critical Success Factors in Sustainable Affordable Housing

AbdulLateef Olanrewaju, Seon Yeow Tan, Jia En Lee and Naoto Mine

Cost Prediction for Green Affordable Housing in Nigeria

Deji Rufus Ogunsemi and Olubunmi Comfort Ade-Ojo

Structural Statement for the Pile Foundation Design using Eurocode and its Implications on Green Affordable Housing in Penang, Malaysia

Zafarullah Nizamani, Lee Zhi En and Akihiko Nakayama

Sustainable Construction and Waste Management in Malaysian Residential Projects

Hui Chen Chu

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AbdulLateef Olanrewaju’s first employment in the construction industry was as a quantity surveyor, about 15 years ago. He was involved in various construction projects, from conceptual stage to completion. He has managed construction projects for multinational companies, private and public clients in Nigeria. He gained his Master of Science in the built environment from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) for his research in value management and his Doctorate from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Malaysia for his research in building maintenance management. Most of his researches are grounded in data because he is an empiricist researcher who likes to understand relationships from the data obtained. His academic activities center on lecturing and research associated with building maintenance, building economics, housing, sustainable buildings and value management. He has authored and co-authored several scientific papers. Olanrewaju is a referee for leading journals such as Construction Management and Economics, International Journal of Construction Management, Engineering, Facilities and Construction and Architectural Management. He has served as a panelist and keynote speaker on different topics relating to building maintenance and the construction sector. He supervises and guides Ph. D. and MSc students. Based on a previous funded research, he has developed a ‘Building sustainable maintenance management model’ to guide designers, developers and policy makers in the Malaysian real estate market. His latest book: “Building Maintenance Processes and Practices” published by Springer is one of the most downloaded books based on the latest report. He is currently holding two federal government sponsored researches on affordable housing.  His university sponsored research on development of schemes to deliver sustainable housing is nearing completion.

Dr. Zalina Shari is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). She received her BA in Architecture in 1996 from the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside UK, Master in Integrated Construction Project Management in 2002 from Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia and a PhD in Architecture (specializing in building sustainability assessment) in 2011 from the University of Adelaide, South Australia. With this expertise, she has been teaching sustainability related courses for the Master of Architecture program in UPM and giving talks on sustainability issues and different green building rating tools at various educational events and programs. She has also been a consultant for government agencies (i.e. Construction Industry Development Board & Alor Gajah City Council) to share her knowledge and expertise in the topic. She has supervised and co-supervised 4 M.Sc. and 5 Ph.D. students in the area of green/sustainable design and planning, out of which 2 have been completed. Till date, she has published 10 book chapters and has contributed for more than 40 journals, conference, magazines, and newspaper articles related to sustainability in the built environment. She has also reviewed nearly 30 academic articles for international journals and conferences.

Dr. Gou is a lecturer at the  Architecture at Griffith University, Australia. He got his PhD in 2012 from the  Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong. He held two Postdoctoral Fellowships, one at University of Hong Kong in 2013 and the other one at University of New South Wales in 2014. He is also an architect and LEED Accredited Professional. Dr. Gou has published more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles in the area of green building and sustainable built environment. Dr. Gou is also a reviewer for many top journals and research councils. He was nominated as a rising star in science by the Australian government in 2015.

She was the Chairman of two national sustainable building related conferences in 2012 and 2015, organizing committee member of an international conference in 2013, and an International Scientific Committee member for Int’l Architectural Science Association Conferences (ASA2015 and ASA2016) based in Australia and New Zealand. She is currently a member of Editorial Boards for Alam Cipta Int’l Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design, Research and Practice and the Int’l Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability (IJBES). She has been contributing as an author and a national correspondent for FuturArc: The Voice of Green Architecture in Asia-Pacific Journal Magazine since early 2015. She also works in the social sector and has been serving as a Board Member of Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) since 2014, Chairman of Higher Education and Research Committee (2014-2016) and Co-Chair of Research Committee (2016-2017). For her academia achievements, UPM awarded her the “Excellent Service Awards” in 2004, 2013 and 2014.