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Thu, 28 Feb 2019

Grohe's Factory in Thailand Receives Silver Certificate from DGNB

The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) in Munich, Germany has presented Grohe with a silver certificate for making its production site in Klaeng, Thailand one of the most sustainable production plants of its kind in Southeast Asia.

The expansion project was designed and directed by the architecture office OIA (Office for Interior & Architecture Co., Ltd.) in an integrated collaboration with the energy and climate consultancy EGS-plan (Bangkok) Co., Ltd. who also managed the DGNB certification process.

The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) in Munich, Germany has presented Grohe with a silver certificate for making its production site in Klaeng, Thailand one of the most sustainable production plants of its kind in Southeast Asia. Click to enlarge.

The factory's green credentials includes thermal insulation in the roof to reduce long-wave radiation and improve thermal comfort inside the factory, a space which is not air-conditioned. Grohe also applies natural ventilation with the pressure differences between the building's supply air and exhaust air openings giving a continuous change of air and keeping the production room’s temperature at a comfortable level. As a result, Grohe does not need energy-intensive air conditioning.

Photovoltaic-System Reduces CO2 Emissions Photovoltaic panels are installed on the roof of the 12,000 square meter factory building, reducing CO2 emissions by about 1,000 tonnes per year.

Domestic waste water is biologically treated, providing it with the quality of shower water that is re-used for irrigation and flushing.

 Another sustainability feature of the production site is its green resting areas inside and outside the plant.

“Grohe comprehensively incorporates sustainability measures, including the construction of new production plants. The DGNB silver certificate is an impressive proof of this,” said Thomas Fuhr, Executive Director Operations at Grohe and board member responsible for sustainability. “The DGNB certificate acknowledges the successful balance between the high economical, ecological, socio-cultural and functional quality of a building. I am pleased that our Grohe site fulfils these parameters and is now evidently the most sustainable plant of its kind in Southeast Asia.”

See also: Hotel Waste, Single-Use Plastic and Climate Change - Interview with WWF.

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