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Fostering Green Building in Thailand for a Low Carbon Society

This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals: 

Affordable and clean energy

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Affordable and clean energy

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Responsible consumption and production

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Goal12
Responsible consumption and production

Climate action

Goal 13: Climate action
Goal13
Climate action

This Technology Transfer Advances Thailand's

  • Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from the projected business-as-usual (BAU) level by 2030, and continue the work of Thailand's Energy Efficiency Plan to reduce the country’s energy intensity by 30% below the 2010 level in 2036.

Context

Thailand has been proactive in developing programmes to facilitate adoption of energy efficiency. The latest Energy Efficiency Plan (2015-2036) aims to reduce energy intensity by 30% in 2036 (instead of its earlier target of 25% reduction). However, key implementing agencies in the country face challenges related to technology assessment and capacity development. It remains difficult to find knowledgeable architects, contractors, and consultants who are familiar with the solutions that can impact energy efficiency in the buildings. The cost and limited availability of some energy efficient products or solutions are also a prohibitive factor.  

Requested CTCN Response

•    Detailed technology assessment in line with the current Building Energy Code (BEC) standard and future goals
•    Technology performance evaluation across key building typologies most suited for Thailand
•    Identification of threshold level of energy efficiency to create investment baseline
•    Capacity building on green building design and evaluation, construction, technology implementation, retrofits, operation and maintenance

Relevant Technologies and Approaches

Expected Results

•    Wide scale adoption of suitable technologies to meet prevalent BEC (and upgraded standards) leading to energy efficiency in the building sector
•    Adoption of energy efficient technologies will help in market transformation
•    Improved quality of life, job creation
•    Will help to avoid establishment of several new power plants
 

For further information, please see the full technical assistance request in the Documents section.