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NS-287 - Greening Thailand's Low and Middle Income Housing


NAMA Seeking Support for Implementation

  • A Overview
    • A.1Party
      A.2Title of Mitigation Action
      A.3Description of mitigation action
      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. 


      A.6Type of action

      A.7Greenhouse gases covered by the action

  • B National Implementing Entity
    • B.1.0Name
      B.1.1Contact Person 1
      B.1.5Contact Person 2
      B.1.9Contact Person 3
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  • C Expected timeframe for the implementation of the mitigation action
    • C.1Number of years for completion
      C.2Expected start year of implementation
  • D Currency
    • D.1Used Currency
      Conversion to USD: 1
  • E Cost
    • E.1.1Estimated full cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 912,460,000
      E.1.2Comments on full cost of implementation
      The details shown in cost and potential worksheet file.
      E.2.1Estimated incremental cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 14,700,000
      E.2.2Comments on estimated incremental cost of implementation
      The incremental cost of implementation includes additional cost to become "green". The incremental cost will come from local funds such as Energy Conservation Fund  and potentially received NAMA funding. 
  • F Support required for the implementation the mitigation action
    • F.1.1Amount of Financial support
      Conversion to USD: 7,360,000
      F.1.2Type of required Financial support

      F.1.3Comments on Financial support
      The financial support will combine with other Government fundings to raise a Green Climate Fund which lend money to home buyers. The interest payments from loan will continue the funding.
      F.2.1Amount of Technological support
      F.2.2Comments on Technological support
      The support is needed for developing Green building criteria for house units and implementation plans and financial mechanism to support green housing market. The activities include : 
      • Criteria development for energy efficient household labelling
      • MRV design and baseline data collection
      • Enhancement of eco-village criteria
      • Scale up strategic and implementation plans for eco-village criteria 
      • Financial mechanism development
      • Study of eco-friendly materials, construction and intervention plans
      F.3.1Amount of capacity building support
      Conversion to USD: 2,500,000
      F.3.2Type of required capacity building support

      F.3.3Comments on Capacity Building support
      The support is needed for capacity building of all stakeholders and awareness raising such as : 
      • Training for green building architects, engineers and contractors, including the usage of Standards and certification system
      • Training for certified green building auditors 
      • Training MRV tools
      • Media and campaign for Greenhouse lable to market
  • G Estimated emission reductions
    • G.1Amount
      G.3Additional imformation (e.g. if available, information on the methodological approach followed)
      The estimated emission reduction is based on savings from Building Energy Code Software Programme comparing energy use of typical design of low-income houses with certified green houses with 5 energy efficieny measures. The energy savings and total emissions reductions are calculated from actual survey data and the number of housing units of NHA plan during next 5 years.
  • H Other indicators
    • H.1Other indicators of implementation
      1. Develop a green building labelling scheme in line with Ecovillage, to be accredited and launched by EGAT and market this scheme
      2. Number of new low and middle income houses developed by NHA achieve green lable accreditation 
      3. Develop MRV framework for collection and reporting of operational energy use in buildings 
      4. Cost of Green houses compared to those of standard houses
      5. Number of houses and amount of money supported by the programme
      6. Number of personnel trained for the green building industry
  • I Other relevant information
    • I.1Other relevant information including co-benefits for local sustainable development
      Economic : 
      1. Reduced electricity bill for low-income families
      2. Increased energy security from demand-side reductions
      3. Increase green material and technology demand
      4. Lower market cost of green houses
      5. Promote green house market demand

      Environmental :
      1. Reduced GHG emissions from reduced electricity generation 
      2. Reduced use of water and other natural resources
      3. Better quality of life

      Social :
      1. Welfare gains from reduced electricity bills, especially for the lower income populations
      2. Positive health effects from better air quality 
      3. Job creation and economic development 
      4. Capacity building and skills development 
  • J Relevant National Policies strategies, plans and programmes and/or other mitigation action
    • J.1Relevant National Policies
      Energy Efficiency Plan (2015-2036)
      Thailand Climate Change Masterplan (2011-2050)
      J.2Link to other NAMAs
  • K Attachments
  • L Support received
    • L.1Outside the Registry
      L.2Within the Registry
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