Congratulations to Harn Engineering Solutions PCL for the DGNB Gold certification of their new office building!
The certificate was handed over by Managing Director of EGS-plan Dr. Robert Himmler to Khun Thammanoon Tripetchr, CEO of Harn Engineering Solutions PCL.
GTCC Executive Director Dr. Roland Wein delivered congratulatory remarks prior to a speech by Khun Thammanoon Tripetchr about the motivation of the building owner to design and certify the building according to DGNB requirements. Dr. Acharawan Chutarat, Architect and Lighting Designer of Bioarchitek Co., Ltd. gave a talk on the building’s architectural and sustainable design concept. Other participants in the event were Khun Jirachai Thongthipaya Managing Director of Bioarchitek and Khun Paveen Rojchanavisart Deputy Managing Director of EGS-plan and sustainability consultant of the project.
Thank you to Dr. Jain Charnnarong, Executive Director of Harn Engineering Solutions PCL for hosting the event and the invitation.
Following the ceremony, the group took a tour through the building to enjoy the sustainability features such as great thermal comfort, the daylight atrium, the communication spaces, and the biophilic design.
EGS-plan has supported the project with fundamental commissioning services. Building commissioning is a quality management process, which verifies, that the technical systems of a new building are meeting the owner’s project requirements. Therefore, commissioning starts right at the beginning of a new building project before the design starts. In regular periods, the design and the construction of a project will be checked and compared by EGS-plan’s commissioning experts with the original owner’s expectations. The actual commissioning work starts for our team with finalizing of the construction and startup of the technical systems. A commissioning plan clarifies responsibilities and provides functional checklists, so that the startup of the building is a structured process, despite of the final hectic weeks of a construction project. The result is a building which works as intended with a low energy consumption, great thermal comfort and low maintenance costs.
EGS-plan (Bangkok) Co., Ltd. has contributed with the energy and sustainability concept as well as the DGNB certification to the project. Main goal was to achieve an excellent work environment and highest environmental quality.
The sustainability concept comprises of a high-performance building envelope with double glazing with low-e coating, efficient thermal insulation, an airtightness concept and external shading. Fresh air is delivered by an air handling unit with energy recovery, the lighting system comprises of direct-indirect LED lamps and no harmful building materials were used. Energy is supplied by a district cooling system and a solar rooftop system, which produces more renewable energy than required for building operation (net-zero).
For its outstanding sustainability concept, the building was awarded with the first DGNB Platinum certificate for office buildings in Southeast Asia.
One of the world’s largest producers of fine jewelry, Pandora, with its headquarters situated in Denmark and existing production facilities in Samut Prakarn (Thailand), has built a modern, one-of-a-kind factory in Lamphun (Architecture: OIA Architects).
The energy concept of the project focuses on reducing the cooling load by applying external shading and thermal insulation. An innovative fresh air ventilation system with energy recovery supplies fresh air to the more than 3500 workers. LED lighting provides sufficient and glare free light to the workplaces. A 1 MWp photovoltaic system covers a part of the energy demand of the building, so that the factory consumes 18 % less electricity than a conventional factory. With careful selection of indoor water fixtures and a specially designed water management system, this facility can reduce water consumption by 45%. Around 30 % of the facility’s construction materials are made of recycled content and 75% of the project’s construction waste was diverted to recycling facilities.
For its innovative sustainable design, the Pandora factory was awarded with a LEED Gold certification in 2017 and now 1st runner-up at ASEAN Energy Awards 2020!