Posted 12th February

Grohe’s Thailand site receives sustainability award

12th February 2019 - 08:00am
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The Thailand factory of Grohe has been named the most sustainable production plant in Southeast Asia by the German Sustainable Building Council – DGNB – receiving a silver certificate at an awards ceremony held at the BAU trade fair in Munich.

The Klaeng-based factory, which was completed in 2017, was designed by architecture firm Office for Interior & Architecture Co in collaboration with energy and climate consultancy EGS-plan (Bangkok) Co, the latter of whom also managed the certification process.

The site includes thermal insulation in the roof to reduce long-wave radiation and improve thermal comfort in the factory, which does not use air condition, Grohe said, adding that it also uses natural ventilation by allowing a continuous change of air through the pressure differences between the building’s air supply and exhaust air openings.

The roof of the 12,000sq m building also has photovoltaic panels installed to reduce CO2 emissions by around 1,000 tonnes per year. The plant’s domestic waste water is biologically treated to meet the quality of shower water so it can be reused for irrigation and flushing.

“Grohe comprehensively incorporates sustainability measures, including the construction of new production plants,” said Grohe operations executive director Thomas Fuhr. “The DGNB silver certificate is an impressive proof of this.”

“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.”

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