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New Energy Conservation Guidelines Issued for Hotels and Condos

Category: Real estate, Posted:12 May 2009 | 09:02 am

A new Ministerial Regulation has been issued by the Thai Ministry of Energy which will take come into law in June of this year. Amongst those affected include new hotel and condo projects who apply post June which cover new or renovated buildings with a total GFA (gross floor area of 2000 square meters. Standard are being set out to cover electrical power for lighting, air conditioning and water heating, thermal transfer and overall energy consumption.
Exemptions for renewable energy are being provided along with deductions on consumption. The legal firm of Meyer Brown in Bangkok has issued a circular on this and the Ministry of Energy is providing implementing guidelines. Currently the implementation is under consideration if this will fall into the construction permit process and co-exist with the Building Control Act which covers statutory construction permits.

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Phuket International Reopening Next Week

Category: Tourism, Posted:30 Sep 2020 | 09:33 am The resort island of Phuket is preparing to welcome 120 Mainland Chinese overseas travelers from Guangzhou next week on October 8th. As per government guidelines, the visitors will stay in Alternative Local State Quarantine (ALSQ) hotels for 14 days. According to news sources and the Phuket public health office, there are presently nine hotels approved […]
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The Future of Virtual Versus In-Person Hotel Events

Category: Hotels, Posted:25 Sep 2020 | 13:48 pm C9 Hotelworks and QUO have put together a short survey we hope you will take. As we look to the future of events for the hospitality and tourism sectors, we’re curious to understand more about your expectations and appetite. How far will you be willing to travel (if at all)? What subjects will you be […]
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Project Rattan Focused On Restoring Thai Craft

Category: Tourism, Posted:20 Sep 2020 | 08:52 am If you find yourself in Bangkok from now until the end of December, you should take some time and visit Australian designer Patrick Keane’s Project Rattan exhibition at River City. Project Rattan is an exhibition of furniture design featuring Thai craftsmanship and aimed at restoring local artisans to create international level products. The exhibit is […]