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.
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
- Energy savings in building
- Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS)
- Building envelope thermal insulation
- Building standards and codes
- Insulation in buildings
• 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.