EGS-plan Company Trip to Chiang Mai

This year’s 3 day company trip was themed “edutainment”, because we travelled to Chiang Mai to visit every day an interesting, sustainable building project in the morning and had fun activities in the afternoon. It was very exciting to see and compare the different approaches on sustainability ranging from low-tech bamboo architecture to energy self-sufficient hydrogen solutions!

The first project was the Panyaden International School which follows a low-tech approach on sustainability because it is mainly built of rammed earth / lime bricks and bamboo. The architect and general contractor Markus Roselieb of Chiangmai Life Architects was so kind to explain us the details of bamboo construction and limestone production.

The second project was the Phi Suea house which is an energy self-sufficient building based on green hydrogen. Sebastian-Justus Schmidt and his team explained the history of the development and the technical details. He is the owner of the house and director of Enapter which produces the hydrogen electrolyzers used in the building.

The final project was the new headquarter of Choice Property Co., Ltd. The project was supported by EGS-plan regarding TREES certification and Commissioning Services. Khun Worawat Tantranon who is the director of Choice Property Co., Ltd. and his son showed us the building which combines modern architecture and traditional Thai design elements.

We would like to thank again the building owners who took their time and explained their respective approaches on sustainability to us.