The building sector is a significant contributor to Thailand's greenhouse emissions. The housing sector, in particular, consumed 24% of the electricity used in Thailand in 2015. With 5% rate of growth of residential buildings due to urbanizatiion and increased demand for housing due to shifting demographics.
This NAMA involves a collaboration between the National Housing Authority (NHA) and Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to apply "Ecovillage" + "Level 5" standards for new low income housing projects in Thailand. The NAMA will address the design aspects of new residential buildings, including materials, energy and water efficient appliances, research and market stimulation to lower the costs of green residential construction. The NAMA will include a demonstration site, capacity-building, MRV and dissemination design standards.
NAMA objective : NHA built greener houses for low and middle income buyers and drive the housing market to green standard.
To meet above objective, following activities are envisioned in five years :
- Reduce Green house cost by research and market activities
- Standard setting and labeling scheme
- Marketing and capacity building
- Financial supports in form of low interest loan
The actions proposed in this NAMA will support Thailand's INDC of 20% emission reductions from BAU by 2030. It is also in line with Thailand's national goal of reducing energy intensity by 30% by 2036, compared to 2010 level.