Time: June 3, 2011 at 8:30am to June 4, 2011 at 12:30pm
Location: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre-BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand
Street: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) 88 Bangna-Trad Road (Km.1) RM# MR 214-216
City/Town: Bangna, Bangkok 10260, Thailand
Website or Map: http://www.bitec.net
Phone: +(66 2) 749 3939, + (66 2) 361 1916 Fax: +(66 2) 749 3949
Event Type: building envelope research and development materials testing and rating centre, apec, workshop, building simulation training, energy efficiency, energy smart communities initiative
Organized By: Thailand's Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) and the U.S. Department of Energy
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2011
This workshop is the launch activity to define and mobilize the BUILDING ENVELOPE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MATERIALS TESTING AND RATING CENTRE identified as a key action item in APEC’s Energy Smart Communities Initiative (SB-2). The workshop is organized to bring together public, private and academic sector stakeholders involved in developing a model Building Envelope Energy Efficiency Centre, which can then be replicated in other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies. Key decision makers from the APEC economies are invited as observers to provide their input and insights during the working sessions. The workshop will include discussions on policy, technology, component rating, infrastructure needs and building code implementation. The outcome of this event will be shared at the Leaders meeting in Hawaii in November 2011.
The purpose of the BUILDING ENVELOPE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MATERIALS TESTING AND RATING CENTRE (SB-2) is to provide accurate, consistent performance data essential to promoting trade in energy-efficient building envelope materials – such as insulation, cool roofs and advanced windows. The Centre in Thailand will provide such data through a rating and certification program, supporting infrastructure for code compliance and training in best practice design and simulation. APEC Participants will use testing and rating centres to certify the performance of energy-efficient building materials that are manufactured in their economies, thus promoting export markets for these materials from anywhere in APEC and enhancing consumer confidence.
Specific objectives of this meeting include: