DET Plant 7 Gets LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council
By David Nakayama - Published January 19, 2022
By David Nakayama, DET Corp Comms
Chachoengsao, Thailand, November 11, 2021- Delta Thailand new Plant 7 at Wellgrow Industrial Estate, Chachoengsao has the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification in the New Construction category.
Our Energy Management team and automation leveraged Delta’s rich experience in industrial energy management to implement an original energy efficiency solution that optimizes energy performance and exceeds baseline energy performance by 28%.
This solution includes:
Energy-efficient HVAC system with Delta Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and high-efficiency motors to boost efficiency. The HVAC system has zero use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-based refrigerant to reduce ozone depletion.
Natural light building design with energy-saving LED lighting and sensor-activated switches.
Building automation with flow meters and power meters for intelligent monitoring and energy-saving strategy management.
Delta’s new green building has a 45% reduction in water use through measures that include a Rainwater Harvesting System and wastewater treatment to collect and reuse water for bathrooms and gardening. Toilets have 100% water-saving sanitary ware and use recycled water for flushing.
Green areas make up 30% of the property’s total open space. Company vans and shuttle buses transport 85% of employees and bicycle parking is available for up to 5% of all building occupants to reduce pollution and environmental impact from automobiles.
Improved ventilation enhances the building’s indoor environment by maintaining a 30% fresh air rate in occupied areas for the comfort and well-being of occupants. Large windows provide clear views of surrounding green areas and reduce electrical lighting use. All indoor areas are non-smoking and outdoor smoking areas are well-defined to protect all from secondhand smoke exposure.
In 2017, DET became the first company in Thailand to receive the LEED Gold certification in the EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) category for our head office and plant DET5 in Bangpoo Industrial Estate.
LEED is one of the most globally recognized green building certification programs developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Congratulations to everyone involved in this remarkable success. Our Energy Management team will continue to implement a solar rooftop solution at our new Gold-certified DET7 in 2022.
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