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10 May 2017

Picture of DMG Booth at the Architect ’17 Expo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 February 2017

Published recently in the FDI Spotlight Newsweek Magazine, O.B. Wetzell gives his views and experience on project management and the sustainable building market in Thailand and SE Asia. See the link below to read the full article.

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20 January 2017

DMG now offers it services as EDGE experts. An EDGE Expert helps developers, owners, and larger project teams understand the EDGE standard, software and certification system. The EDGE Expert advises on green building design and assists with preparation of an application for EDGE certification. For more information of EDGE Experts please visit:  www.edgebuildings.com/edge-experts

 

12 December 2016

EDGE Building System releases a new video:

See the link below for the latest information on the EDGE green Building rating system:

 

03 December 2016

DMG staff pass EDGE Auditor exam

On 02 December David Arell and John Covello passed the EDGE Auditor exam. After an approval process David and John will be Interim EDGE Auditors able to assist clients in getting their buildings EDGE certified.

EGDE is a green building system for residential and commercial buildings. EDGE was created by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to foster more green building projects in the developing world by providing a simple rating system. EDGE’s free software enables clients to determine the most cost-saving options for their building’s resource-efficient design. If clients earn a minimum of 20% less energy, water and embodied energy in materials, and their project will have met the EDGE standard.

EDGE designed buildings are currently saving 43,304,000 KWH/year of energy, 842,000 M3 of water, and 7,281,400 MJ in embodied energy around the world.

To find out more about EDGE visit:

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21 October 2016

Final Week for More Green at Less Cost
The LEED green building rating system will be updated to a more stringent standard for any projects not registered by 31 October 2016. Register any potential LEED projects under the old system before 31 October to save money and time.
Development Management Group Co., Ltd. (DMG) is a member of the US Green Building Council and has LEED certified professionals on staff. DMG can register projects for LEED certification, advise for sustainable building design and guide projects through the process for final certification. Please contact DMG at john@dmg-thailand.com or call (66) 076-617-763 to discuss LEED certification. Visit the DMG website at www.dmg-thailand.com.
What is LEED?
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a building rating system which began in the US but is now the most widely used system in the world. The system is useable for virtually all building project types, from new construction to interior fit-outs and operation & maintenance. LEED provides a framework that project teams can apply to create healthy, sustainable, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED is the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings, with around 172,000 square meters being certified daily.
Why Choose LEED
Buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy use, resource consumption and one third of greenhouse gas emissions. Green construction is becoming increasingly profitable and desirable within the international construction market. According to a Dodge Data & Analytics, World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, the global green building sector continues to double every three years, with survey respondents from 70 countries reporting 60 percent of their projects will be green by 2018.
Green buildings are cost efficient. According to the US Green building Council the cost benefits of green buildings include:
• Upfront investment in green building makes properties more valuable, with an average expected increase in value of 4 percent. By virtue of lowered maintenance and energy costs the return on investment from green building is rapid: green retrofit projects are generally expected to pay for itself in just seven years.
• Green buildings reduce day-to-day costs year-over-year. LEED buildings report almost 20 percent lower maintenance costs than typical commercial buildings, and green building retrofit projects typically decrease operation costs by almost 10 percent in just one year.
• Between 2015 and 2018, LEED-certified buildings in the United States are estimated to have $1.2 billion in energy savings, $149.5 million in water savings, $715.2 million in maintenance savings and $54.2 million in waste savings.

What the change to the new version means:
LEED is constantly evolving and raising its standard with each new version. The new version is LEED V4. The standards are higher for all areas in the LEED system, but particularly in the areas of energy use and building materials. Some of these standards will be more difficult to achieve in Thailand and SE Asia. They demand better energy measures and a higher standard of material specification than is the norm in Thailand. Registering a project in LEED V3 before the 31 October deadline will be easier to achieve certification and less expensive.

 

10 October 2016:

EDGE Building Certification Assessor Services: DMG staff will soon be able to offer Building Assessor services for the EGDE Building System. The EDGE Building System software allows for cost-effective options for building resource-efficient design. A project must earn a minimum of savings of 20% less energy, water and embodied energy in materials, for the project to meet the EDGE standard. EDGE Building certification provides third party verification as to the sustainability of your project which greatly increases it’s marketability. The EDGE building certification includes a preliminary certificate at the end of the design audit, and final certification after a construction audit. The EDGE system was created by IFC, and member of the World Bank Group.

10 October 2016:

Greenbuild: DMG was in attendance at the US Green Building Council’s international convention for green building, Greenbuild located this year in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The team witnessed several inspirational speakers in the green building movement and attended many informative classes.

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30 September, 2016:

UPCOMING EVENT

Place: Prince Songkla University, Phuket, Thailand

Date: 27 October 2016:

Managing Director O.B. Wetzell  will address students from the ESSAND program regarding environmental challenges in Phuket.

 

30 September, 2016:

Managing Director O.B. Wetzell addressing the forum on water scarcity and sustainability at the UN ESCAP conference in Bangkok, Thailand on 26 August, 2016.

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23 August, 2016

DMG Managing Director O.B. Wetzell will be speaking at the UN ESCAP conference in Bangkok Thailand on 26 August. He will be addressing water scarcity and sustainability at at a roundtable addressing water scarcity through cost effective and innovative responsible business practices. The event will be at the Countries
United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), 76 Rajadamnern Nok Ave, Bangkok 10200 Meeting Room A. See more information on the conference at the link below.

http://www.unescap.org/events/informal-roundtable-addressing-water-scarcity-through-cost-effective-and-innovative