The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) data show that buildings consume about 40% of global energy, 25% of global water, 40% of global resources, and emit approximately 1/3 GHG emissions. Fact is, the building sector is a major contributor to global GHG emissions.
There are, however, potential solutions to reduce energy consumption in buildings with the recent technological advancements focusing on green technology.
In Thailand, building industry is becoming more interested on the long-term energy savings of constructing green buildings. According to the Nation Business News, the number of green buildings with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification continues to rise in Thailand to eighteen as of May 2013 from 15 in 2012. More than 70 buildings have pending certification from the LEED, the worlds recognized standard in green building.
Industry leaders and managers who are interested to learn more about green technology and how it can be applied in buildings are encouraged to attend the Green Technology Workshop 2014 on 28-29 August at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) campus.
The one and a half day workshop will feature presentations, panel discussions, and site visits to Thai industrial estate and well-known green buildings in Bangkok.
Energy Expert Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty, Visiting Faculty at AIT, will be the workshop’s key presenter. His topic will be a follow up on the two global issues “What makes buildings green and sustainable?” and “Reducing the carbon footprint through sustainable production practices” discussed during the AIT Technology Event 2013.
Renowned experts in the area of energy, environment, and structural engineering will present topics related to green building certification, environmental sustainability, and importance of integrating disaster-resiliency and sustainability in social housing.
The workshop’s guest speaker is an environmental management expert, Dr. Prasad Modak, Dean, Academy of Applied Development, (IAAD) and CSO Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS), and the Director of Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation, non-profit organization dedicated to training and capacity building for sustainable development.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Rakdao Pakdisi
Asian Institute of Technology
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