@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10005358,
	  title     = {Identification of Factors Influencing Costs in Green Projects},
	  author    = {Nazirah Zainul Abidin and  Nurul Zahirah Mokhtar Azizi},
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	  abstract     = {Cost has always been the leading concern in green building development. The perception that construction cost for green building is higher than conventional buildings has only made the discussion of green building cost more difficult. Understanding the factors that will influence the cost of green construction is expected to shed light into what makes green construction more or at par with conventional projects, or perhaps, where cost can be optimised. This paper identifies the elements of cost before shifting the attention to the influencing factors. Findings from past studies uncovered various factors related to cost which are grouped into five focal themes i.e. awareness, knowledge, financial, technical, and government support. A conceptual framework is produced in a form of a flower diagram indicating the cost influencing factors of green building development. These factors were found to be both physical and non-physical aspects of a project. The framework provides ground for the next stage of research that is to further explore how these factors influence the project cost and decision making.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {10},
	  number    = {9},
	  year      = {2016},
	  pages     = {1160 - 1165},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10005358},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/117},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 117, 2016},
	}