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Project Description

The objective of this project is to emphasize personal development in sustainability initiatives and ideas by creating a society that lives “in balance” with nature through efficient use of resources, encouraging the use of low-environmental impact technologies and promoting renewable energy. Project aims to be a center of sustainability learning, network creation and technology showcasing in order to spread ideas and to provide proof that green technology really does work.

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Building Details


Dormitory

New building

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493 m²

263 m²

263 m²

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2010

2010

Project Team


All Green Learning Center

AGLC

AGLC

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Climate Analysis


Pak Chong District has the average annual temperature of 25.8 °C. The summers are much rainier than the winter. The precipitation here averages 1150 mm. an average of 28.0 °C, May is the warmest month. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in December, when it is around 22.1 °C.

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Design Approach


AGLC is located at the fringe of Kao Yai National Park in Nakorn Ratchasima, Thailand. Since it is remote area, project tends to consume less energy and produce energy by itself.

Rammed earth and interlocking block is selected as exterior wall thermal mass to reduce heat gain through the wall. Natural ventilation and daylight are utilized. Use photovoltaic cells as roof material to minimize material use and harvest energy to use in the project site.

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Special Feature


As the building is residential and mainly used in nighttime, lighting in daytime is not needed.

Project takes advantage from constructed wetlands system and reuse the treated wastewater.

The building is 100% natural ventilation which is supported by building raised floor system and roof ventilation.

All materials used in the project are eco-friendly and locally extracted. Bamboo as a rapid growth plant is used as a common furnished material.

Climbing plant e.g. garlic vine (Mansoa alliacea) is planted as building shade. There are plenty of perennial plants and shrubs near building to cool surrounding air.

Building Material


Bearing wall (rammed earth) on the first floor and wood structure with interlocking block on the second floor

Rammed earth on the first floor and interlocking block on the second floor

Wood

20 Kw/hr BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) on top of asphalt shingle roof

Solar shading systems material - Solar panel

Energy systems


High efficient lamp as LED, T5 and DC lamp are utilized in the project to reduce lighting system power consumption.

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Natural approach is applied as well as technological approach. Natural ventilation and daylight are utilized to reduce building energy consumption. Constructed wetland is used for water treatment instead of electric wastewater treatment system. High efficiency lighting fixture, such as LED bulb, is equipped more than 70%. BIPV roof is installed as energy source for the building in the daytime.

Project building has low energy consumption as no air condition was equipped and use photovoltaic cells as roof material to harvest energy for daytime using. The 20 kW/hr BIPV is installed.
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Lessons Learned


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