BANGKOK, 1 July 2014 The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) held an “Energy Conservation in Housing Award” ceremony to urge real estate entrepreneurs to work harder at saving energy. Overall, energy usage has been rising at present, so the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) held the award ceremony to raise awareness to this issue and participants will have a chance to develop their idea concerning creating building materials, which can be used for housing.
There are two categories of awards: the Housing Award and the Housing Planning Award. For entrepreneurs who are interested in this award, they can submit until 30th September. The winner will get an trophy and their work will be published. Dr. Atch Sreshthaputra, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University said that both entrepreneurs and consumers can gain advantages from this contest. On the entrepreneurs’ side, they can develop their work in energy savings innovations. On the consumers’ side, they will have more alternatives if they are looking to purchase real estate.