The latest LEED Platinum award for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance was given to Siam Cement Group (SCG) last month for renovation of its three-decade-old company headquarters in Bang Sue, Thailand, making it the first company in ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) to receive the award. SCG renovated Buildings 1, 2, and 5 over an 18-month period, and is committed to renovating the other buildings in its compound in the future.
Pramote Techasupatkul, president of SCG Cement and chairman of SCG Sustainable Development Committee, said while it would have taken much less time to construct a new environmentally friendly office, the company wanted to work on its existing buildings to show green renovation is feasible. “Although it will take several years before we see financial returns on this investment, it is equally important to think about environmental and social returns,” he said. “After the renovation, energy usage in the three buildings is down by 20%, while water usage has dropped 30%.” The entire air-conditioning and lighting systems were changed and better insulation was installed in the pursuit of energy efficiency.
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