community-solar-diagramCommunity Solar System

Community Solar is about sharing the solar energy generated for the development as a whole.

Community Solar is defined as a solar-electric system that provides power and/or financial benefit to multiple community members.

The community solar power source means that during the day the village will produce a significant percentage of it’s own electrical energy making a real contribution to a sustainable energy future.

Community Solar stands out as its just getting started but it’s set to grow rapidly and it shows how solar is increasingly becoming more mainstream.

Outside of the sunshine hours or if the daytime electric demand requires it, you are connected to the government electric supply.

 

The benefits of solar electricity

  • Cut your electricity bills. Sunlight is free generating free electricity during the day so your electricity costs will be reduced.
  • Cut your carbon footprint. Solar electricity is green renewable energy and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants. A typical home solar PV system could save over a tonne and a half of carbon dioxide per year – that’s more than 30 tonnes over its lifetime.
  • Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.

Q-Con Super Block Walls

Q-Con Superblock is a building material that combines lightweight with high strength and provides a number of advantages over alternative building materials through superior properties such as thermal insulation, acoustic dampening and fire resistance. The manufacturing process forms the micro-cellular structure, which gives the material its lightweight and excellent insulation.

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (Q-Con) is definitely one of the major construction technology achievements of this century, it is a revolutionary material that offers a unique combination of strength, low density, thermal insulation, fire resistance and unprecedented buildability.

The Benefits of Q-Con Super Block:

  • Reduce heat transfer 10 times better than ordinary concrete blocks saving up to 30% on electric bills.
  • Superior acoustical properties reducing outside noise.
  • Resist fire up to 4 times longer than conventional concrete blocks.

b69b233659d1e9919cd933d8dd9810faRainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is the accumulation and deposition of rainwater for reuse on-site, rather than allowing it to run off through the drainage system, promoting sustainable water management practices.

All of our villas on Baan Phu Thara have a large underground storage tank and the rain water from the roof of the villa is piped directly into the tank.

The water is then pumped to your villa through a water filtration system for your private use reducing your monthly utility costs.

Outside of the rainy season in Thailand you are connected to the local government water supply.

UPVC Double Glazing

Benefits of energy-efficient windows:

  • Smaller energy bills

  • Smaller carbon footprint

  • More comfortable home: energy-efficient glazing reduces the heat passing through windows

  • Peace and quiet: as well as keeping the heat in, energy efficient-windows insulate your home against external noise.

  • UPVC frames are low maintenance, last a long time and they can be recycled

LEDLED Lighting

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are solid light bulbs which are extremely energy-efficient and can reduce electricity consumption by up to 80% over conventional lighting systems with longer lifetimes by up to three years or more.

LED Automated Safety Lighting

All of our villas are installed with safety LED lighting, in the event of a power cut each room has a safety light which will come on automatically.

Invertor Air Conditioners

Inverter air conditioners are more powerful, offer great savings and are better at maintaining temperature compared to non-inverter air conditioners

When the inverter air conditioning is switched on, the compressor operates at a high speed in order to cool or heat the room quickly. As the room temperature approaches the set temperature, the compressor slows down, maintaining a constant temperature and saving energy. Any sudden fluctuation in the room temperature, will be sensed and instantly adjusted to bring the room temperature back to the set temperature. Inverter air conditioning use between 30-50% less electricity to operate.

ฉนวนกันความร้อน ตราช้าง Staycool premium พรีเมี่ยม ฉนวนเขียว ฉนวนใยแก้ว fiberglass3-tileRoof and Over Ceiling Insulation

Proper insulation lets you save more and makes better use of the energy used to cool your house and as much as 20 percent of your energy bill can be saved by good roof and ceiling insulation

Good insulation can reduce the cost of cooling your house by over 40 percent.

Thai Country Homes uses under roof tile insulation and aluminium 3 inch over ceiling insulation.

Low Energy ECO Swimming Pool Pump.ECO Pool Pump

Emaux E-Power Variable Speed Pump utilizes the latest Permanent Magnet Motors (PMM) technology, it produces a magnetic field between the rotor and windings. The energy saving is derived from the ability to reduce the RPM of the motor itself. The standard motor consumes electricity to induce the magnetic field into the rotor; on the other hand, PMM motor gains efficiency by the magnets working to spin the rotor, which achieves efficiency ratings of 90%.

tcut-safeSafe T-Cut

Special A Series is an Automatic Grounded Residual Circuit Breaker for 3 phase electricity system certified by Thai Industrial Standard 909-2548 – ISO 9001-2008 – Member National Safety Council USA.

Special A Series is suitable for home and office and has a 0.04 Second sensitivity circuit breaker that protects human life and equipment when installed, preventing and mitigating all harms caused by electricity imbalance. It will disconnect the circuit immediately whenever it detects leakage current, electric shock, short circuit, and overload. This makes life and properties much safer which is our main concern.

0_cd7e0386Energy Efficient Automatic High Pressure Water Pump

A complete constant pressure boosting system for water supply with Invertor Motor.

A constant pressure system that automatically monitors your household demand, the result is a reliable constant strong pressure, where and when you need it.

Grey Water Filtration Recycling System

Grey water Filtration system for a sustainable water culture

Grey water filtration systems allow us to re-use water and will also help save the environment as well as provide a better future for our children. “UNESCO has predicted that by 2020 water shortage will be a serious worldwide problem.” The Grey Water Recycling System is a must for anyone who cares about the environment to replenish the water shortage and reduces environmental pollution as well as waste water production.

*Awaiting the result of a feasibility study and this feature may not be an addition to the development.

Water Management

During the rainy season all over-spill water from the development (once the individual properties underground water tanks are full) would be fed into a holding tank placed at the bottom of the development.

We are also looking into a system for the filtration of the grey water from properties and once filtered this water will also be fed into the holding tank.

This water will then be used for watering of the common areas, including trees and flower beds on the development.

 

Why Is Green Building Important?

A “green” building is one that has been constructed or renovated to incorporate design techniques, technologies, and materials that lessen its dependence on fossil fuels and minimize its overall negative environmental impact. One of the greatest benefits of green buildings is their decreased electricity and energy usage, which helps reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings account for:

  • 36% of total energy use and 65% of electricity consumption
  • 30% of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 30% of raw materials use
  • 30% of waste output (136 million tons annually)
  • 12% of potable water consumption

An increase in the adoption of green building practices could reduce this energy consumption significantly. In addition, occupants of green buildings enjoy healthier indoor environments and higher productivity levels.