Activities

Energy and Low Income Tropical Housing

Past Activities

Meeting with National Housing Authority of Thailand (NHA)

On April 3, 2015, the Thai project team presented results of household surveys and progress of the project to representatives from NHA at the Grand Four Wing Hotel in Bangkok. Firstly, Prof. Surapong Chirarattananon described the main objective of the project and work plan to the Director, the Vice-Director, and researchers/staff of the Housing Development Department of NHA. After that, other project team members made presentations on the survey results on topics of housing features, energy use, thermal environment and comfort, lighting condition in houses, and GHG emissions from each house type. The meeting went well and meet the set objective.


Meeting of Chinese and Thai Project Partners

Prof. Surapong showed an outline of working plan of Thai project team, that the original plan was being followed. The Thai project team presented that household surveys for 4 regions of Thailand were carried out. The Thai project team will spend the next 2 quarters to analyze the results, identify criteria and developing scheme for rating energy and carbon performance of residential houses. It is hoped that the scheme would be used by National Housing Authority (NHA) of Thailand in the development of new houses and apartment units.

Meeting of Chinese and Thai Project Partners

Dr. Ali commenced by inviting the Thai partner to cooperate in a comparative study of energy performance of residential houses in Thailand and China that could lead to development and implementation of residential building energy code and subsequent deployment and dissemination. He also expressed his interest in urban planning. He also mentioned his visit and organization of workshops on urban planning in universities in Cambodia.

Finally, the following proposals were tentatively agreed between Dr. Ali and Thai project team.

  1. A comparative study of energy and carbon performance of Chinese and Thai residential households that is expected to be developed into a scheme for rating energy and carbon performance or building energy code.
  2. Joint organization of a symposium for information dissemination will be held. It was felt that if there were sufficient interested by other partners, it could be expanded to include participation from interested persons other than the ELITH partners.

Dr. Christopher Butters Visited ELITH-Thailand

Dr. Christopher Butters (Chris, ELITH-University of Warwick) visited ELITH-Thailand working group and the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE) during May1-2, 2014. The morning activity was greeting and discussion. Prof. Surapong Chirarattananon presented a history of the Building Energy Science and Technology (BEST) laboratory then described the workplan of ELITH-Thailand. After that, Dr. Chris also explained his recent works and experiences.

In the afternoon, ELITH-Thailand members (Prof. Surapong, Dr. Surawut Chuangchote, and students in BEST laboratory) invited Dr. Chris to visited BEST laboratory and facilities at Bang KhunThian Campus of KMUTT. Prof. Surapong let the Master and PhD students presented their researches and experiments conducted in the laboratory such as ventilation stack, light pipes, desiccant wheel dehumidifier, effective shading devices, etc. The progress of renovation of the experimental house to support the experiments in the work plan of the ELITH projects was also presented.


Visit to the National Housing Authority of Thailand (NHA)

On January 14, 2014, the Thai project team met with 11 representatives from NHA at Building 2 in the NHA compound in Bangkok. Figure 1 shows a photograph taken during the meeting. The project team introduced team members, described the main objective of the project and work plan to the Director, the Vice-Director, and 10 researchers/staff of the Housing Development Department of NHA. The NHA representatives agreed to appoint a team to work on a collaboration research with the project team. The NHA representatives also asked for the knowledge transfer from the research team. The research team from KMUTT might give a lecture related to energy efficiency in buildings and also details of this project to NHA staffs. The research team agreed with the idea. A lecture or training will be carried out in the future at NHA. A formal letter of invitation to the director of NHA for collaborative research was later submitted and a formal letter of response was received. The NHA welcome the invitation and assigned a deputy director of Housing Development Department to work with the project team. Another round of meeting between the project team and the team from the NHA is planned to initiate the collaborative research, first to create a joint research plan, to assess training needs for NHA personnel, and to elaborate on methodology of research.

A meeting with representatives from NHA on January 14, 2014.


Kick-off Meeting of ELITH Thailand

Kick-off Meeting of ELITH Thailand

The project meeting has arranged for the team members to participate and to report the progress of their assignments. The kick-off meeting was held on July 29, 2013. The meeting is scheduled on every Monday 9:00-12:00.


Inaugural Meeting in Uganda

Dr. Pipat Chaiwiwatworakul, the representative of the ELITH Thailand, attended the Inaugural Meeting in Uganda on July 22, 2013. He met and discussed with the foreign project partners from 6 countries.

Outputs of ELITH Thailand

  1. Presentation for NHA-Conclusion PDF
  2. Presentation for NHA-Carbon dioxide emission (Final) PDF
  3. Presentation for NHA-TC&TEnv PDF
  4. Presentation for NHA-Daylight for Low Income House PDF
  5. Presentation for NHA-Housing features and Energy uses PDF
  6. Presentation for NHA-Introduction PDF
  7. Presentation for NHA-Outline PDF
  8. ELITH Thailand-List of Publications PDF
  9. Review of Features of and Energy Use in Medium and Low Income Housings in Thailand PDF
  10. Progress #2 (Oct-Dec 2013) & #3 (Jan-Mar 2014) PDF
  11. Progress #1 (July-Sept 2013) PDF

Relevant Literatures

  1. V.D. Hien and S. Chirarattananon, An Experimental Study of a Façade Mounted Light Pipe, 2009, Lighting Research and Technology– an official publication of the British Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers, 41, 123-142.
  2. Pipat Chaiwiwatworakul, Surapong Chirarattananon, and Pattana Rugkwamsuk, Aplication of Automated Blinds for Daylighting in Tropical Region, 2009, Energy Conversion and Management, 50, 2927 – 2942.
  3. S.Chirarattanon, P.Chaiwiwatworakul, V.D.Hien, P.Rakkwamsuk, and K.Kubaha. 2010. Assessment of Energy Savings from the Revised Building Energy Code of Thailand, Energy, 35, 4, 1741-1753.
  4. Chirarattananon S, Hien VD. 2011. Thermal performance and cost effectiveness of massive walls under Thai climate. Energy and Buildings, 43(7), 1655-1662.
  5. S.Samuhatananon, S.Chirarattananon, P Chirarattananon, 2011, An Experimental and Analytical Study of Transmission of Daylight through Circular Light Pipes, 2011, Leukos, 7 (4), 203-220.
  6. Surapong Chirarattananon, Vu Duc Hien, Preecha Tummu, 2012, Thermal Performance and cost effectiveness of wall insulation under Thai climate, Energy and Buildings, 45, 82-90.
  7. D. Amtuampunwong, S. Chirarattananon, P. Chaiwiwatworakul, Energy Savings Potential from Daylighting through Multiple-Slat Shaded Windows in the Tropics, International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, 2 (2012), 376-383.
  8. T. Taengchum, S Chirarattananon, RHB. Exell, K.Kubaha, P. Chaiwiwatworakul. 2013. A Study on a Ventilation Stack Integrated with a Light Pipe, Applied Thermal Engineering, 50, 346-354.
  9. Pipat Chaiwiwatworakul, Surapong Chirarattananon, Luminous Efficacies of Global and Diffuse Horizontal Irradiances in a Tropical Region, Renewable Energy, 53 (2013), 148-158.
  10. Preecha Tummu, Surapong Chirarattananon, Vu Duc Hien, Pipat Chaiwiwatworakul, Pattana Rakwamsuk, Thermal Performance of Insulated Walls Enclosing Residential Spaces in Thailand, Energy and Buildings, 61(2013), 323-332.
  11. Pipat Chaiwiwatworakul, Surapong Chirarattananon, A double-pane window with enclosed horizontal slats for daylighting in buildings in the tropics, Energy and Buildings, 62 (2013), 27-36.
  12. Ranida Panthong, Pattana Rakkwamsuk, Siriluk Chiarakorn, Greenhouse Gas Emission from Condominium Construction in Thailand, International Conference on Southeast Asian Weather and Climate 2013, November 27-29 (2013), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  13. Tummu, P, Chirarattananon, S, Rakwamsuk, P, Chaiwiwatworakul, P & Chuangchote, S 2014, ‘A Review of Housing Features of Medium and Low Income Earners in Thailand’, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE2014), Bangkok, D-019.
  14. Chuangchote, S, Chaiwiwatworakul, P, Chiarakorn, S, Rakkwamsuk, P & Chirarattananon S 2014, ‘Reducing Energy Consumption Cost and Greenhouse Gas Emission for Tropical Low-income Housing: Thailand Contribution’, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE2014), Bangkok, D-020.
  15. Chirarattananon, S, Chaiwiwatworakul, P & Rakkwamsuk P 2014, ‘Energy Consumption and GHG Emission of Thailand’s Residential Sector’, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE2014), Bangkok, D-021.
  16. Loyprakhon, H, Chiarakorn, S & Rakkwamsuk P 2014, ‘Greenhouse Gas Emission from Low Income House Construction: Case study in Baan Eua-Arthorn Project in Thailand’, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE2014), Bangkok, D-026.
  17. Chiarakorn, S, Rakkwamsuk, P, Aransiri, K, Aneksaen, N & Parnthong R 2014, ‘Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emission from Residential Buildings in Thailand’, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE2014), Bangkok, D-028.
  18. Mettanant, V, Chaiwiwatworakul, P & Rakkwamsuk P 2014, ‘An Enhancement of the Daylighting from Side-Window Using Two-section Venetian Blind’, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE2014), Bangkok, D-029.
  19. Taengchum T & Chirarattananon S 2014, ‘Ray Tracing Method for Simulating Daylight Transmission through Tubular Light Pipes with Anidolic Concentrator’, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE2014), Bangkok, D-010.
  20. Supachart, W, Taengchum, T, Chirarattananon, S, Rakwamsuk, P & Chaiwiwatworakul P 2014, ‘A Study of Transmission and Illumination of Light through Rectangular Light Pipes with Bends’, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE2014), Bangkok, C-007.