peter.legrand

Managing a sustainable apartment building in Thailand

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hi all,

I'm thinking about building and managing a small apartment building in Thailand. Though I don't want it to be just an apartment. I would like to do this in the proper way. I want to do it in a direction like sustainable, environmental friendly, and community based.

Would anyone have some feedback/suggestions on how to do this?

thanks,

Peter

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hi all,

I'm thinking about building and managing a small apartment building in Thailand. Though I don't want it to be just an apartment. I would like to do this in the proper way. I want to do it in a direction like sustainable, environmental friendly, and community based.

Would anyone have some feedback/suggestions on how to do this?

thanks,

Peter

Would the Thais thank you for this, or would they be oblivious to such concerns?

The Inkerman St Oasis project in St Kilda did a lot of green things when it was constructed --

http://www.specifier.com.au/projects/residential/34537/Inkerman-Oasis-Housing-Development.html

http://wsud.melbournewater.com.au/content/case_studies/project_details.asp?projectID=74&CouncilID=-1&ResponsibleAuthorityID=-1&WSUDTypeID=2&suburb=&LandUseTreatedID=-1&Zoomed=False

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The awareness of sustainability isn't very high here but slowly coming. So hopefully this will improve this.

Thanks for the hyperlink, I will have a look at it.

Would the Thais thank you for this, or would they be oblivious to such concerns?

The Inkerman St Oasis project in St Kilda did a lot of green things when it was constructed --

http://www.specifier...evelopment.html

http://wsud.melbourn...-1&Zoomed=False

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The awareness of sustainability isn't very high here but slowly coming. So hopefully this will improve this.

Thanks for the hyperlink, I will have a look at it.

Good links there (well I skimmed the StKilda one anyway...)

I've been thinking about your question and my initial thought remains the same: engage a good architect

Good environmental design is by necessity climate and site specific, so some of things you read in the links won't be applicable.

i.e. some of the principles applied in St Kilda won't work in Thailand; nor others on your particular site (if you have one yet).

Also the scale of your proposed building will alter how applicable some strategies are.

Solar control, thernal mass, natural ventilation (including stack effect) would be potential things to explore.

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