MEA continues Energy Saving Building competition for the 5th year
The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) hosted its MEA Energy Saving Building Project for the fifth consecutive year since 2012.
The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) hosted its MEA Energy Saving Building Project for the fifth consecutive year since 2012. The objectives of the project are to encourage the public, particularly those in industrial and large building sectors, to reduce energy consumption and enhance the efficiency of energy usage in buildings through various organisational activities.
The MEA Energy Saving Building competition aims to identify and reward buildings and organisations that utilise different measures to reduce power consumption in their locations and to promote them as model energy saving buildings.
During the past four years that the MEA has organised this project, a total of 247 buildings in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Samut Prakan provinces have participated in the competition. These buildings were sorted into eight categories, namely, hospitals, hypermarkets, hotels, offices, shopping centres, universities, schools, and convenience stores.
The competition is divided into two levels. In level 1, The buildings that pass the MEA Index will be entitled to use the "MEA Energy Saving Building" logo. After that,Those buildings that pass the MEA Index in Level 2 will be entitled to use the "MEA Outstanding Energy Saving Building" logo and win the prizes according to their respective category.
This year the competition is at Level 2. Only 19 potential buildings in four categories are still in the competition as follows:
1. Hospitals – Ladprao General Hospital, Pranangklao Hospital, Rajavithi Hospital, Vichaivej International Hospital Nongkhaem, and Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health
2. Hotels – Miracle Grand Convention Hotel, Chaophya Park Hotel, JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, and Centara Grand Hotel Ladprao
3. Offices – Energy Complex Building, Tara Sathorn Building, Ratthaprasasanabhakti Building (Government Complex Chaeng Wattana), and PTT Office Building Phra Khanong
4. Shopping Centres – Fortune Town, King Power Srivaree Complex, The Promenade, The Mall Thapra, The Mall Bangkae, and The Mall Bangkapi
The MEA has been a leading organisation in systematic energy conservation and efficient energy usage.
Over the past four years, total power conservation under the MEA Energy Saving Building Project totals 20.5 million units, equivalent to 83.86 million baht, and has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 12,597 tonnes.
The project has been a great success for building owners and the MEA, and in terms of Thailand’s overall energy consumption. Follow the competition at www.meaenergysavingbuilding.net and www.facebook/meaaward