BANGKOK — New buildings will soon be required to introduce new technology and equipment to reduce energy consumption by 30 per cent from the 2010 base if they are to win construction licenses.

The list of products with the “Eco” label will be expanded to cover new devices like tablets and mobile phones, to ensure that only energy-efficient devices are in use.

These are among a series of measures outlined by the Energy Ministry in the quest to lower Thailand’s energy intensity by 30 per cent by 2036 from the 2010 base. The integrated energy-efficiency plan is designed to put stricter control on existing industrial and commercial buildings, all new buildings, electronic and electrical appliances, utility producers, and the transport sector and government agencies.

Read more: Thailand on path towards lower energy consumption


BANGKOK — LEARNING from mistakes made in Germany, a German institution has now recommended that Thailand adopts a greener approach while fighting floods and drought.

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) made it clear at a recent dialogue forum that ecosystem-based water management projects in Germany are proving more effective than traditional solid irrigation infrastructure.

Read more: Germans push 'green' water projects for Thailand, not 'grey'



AYUTTHAYA: Nestled among hundreds of identical white and brown two-story homes crammed in this neighborhood for factory workers is a house with a trick - one not immediately apparent from its green-painted drywall and grey shade panels.

Read more: Thailand tests floating homes in region grappling with floods


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