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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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PHIST 2021 – Sustainable Asia RE-defined Coming 28 October

Category: Hotels, Posted:11 Oct 2021 | 09:11 am The fourth annual Asian-based sustainability-focused learning event PHIST 2021 will take place in a dynamic virtual setting on 28th October. Organized in Phuket, Thailand with speakers from across the region. PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism) has established itself as a leading forum in Asia for sustainable tourism, environmental education for hotels as well […]
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Lonely Planet. Ultimate Vacation Homes. More Phuket Meds

Category: Tourism, Posted:07 Oct 2021 | 21:02 pm It’s Friday and we have a trio of video insights for you. Listen to an intriguing talk with Joe Cummings who is behind the first Lonely Planet Thailand guidebooks. Hear seven short real estate talks on the latest trends. And then, how is Thanyapura looking to expand their medical footprint across Phuket. Right here. Right […]
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Two Neil’s For Six Senses

Category: Hotels, Posted:03 Oct 2021 | 17:35 pm Veteran Asia-Pacific hotelier Neil Palmer has been named Chief Operating Officer of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Palmer is best known as a stalwart executive at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Meanwhile, Neil Jacobs continues in his role as Chief Executive Officer. Former Six Senses COO Guy Heywood has moved to boutique chain Habitas Hotels.