King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) contributes to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11, which focuses on making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, through its commitment to developing its campus as a green and sustainable area, even though it does not offer a specific curriculum in urban planning.

KMUTT’s approach to creating a sustainable campus environment involves various initiatives aimed at reducing environmental impact and promoting sustainability practices. This includes the development of green spaces, implementation of energy-efficient systems, and promotion of sustainable transportation options within the campus. By transforming its campus into a model of sustainability, KMUTT not only provides a healthier and more environmentally friendly space for its students and staff but also serves as an example for sustainable campus development.

In addition to its campus-based initiatives, KMUTT’s contribution to SDG 11 is also evident in its broader educational and research activities. The university offers programs and conducts research in fields related to environmental science, engineering, and technology, all of which contribute to the knowledge and innovation necessary for sustainable urban development. These programs encourage students to think critically about sustainability challenges and to develop solutions that can be applied in urban contexts.

Furthermore, KMUTT engages in community outreach and partnerships that align with sustainable urban development goals. These collaborations can include projects that address environmental sustainability, resource management, and community resilience, contributing to the broader efforts to create sustainable cities and communities.

Through these diverse efforts in campus sustainability, education, research, and community engagement, KMUTT actively supports the advancement of SDG 11, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability that extends beyond the confines of traditional urban planning education.

11.2 SUPPORT OF ARTS AND HERITAGE

1. Related information on our university as a body providing public access to buildings, monuments or natural heritage landscapes of cultural significance.

2. Related information on our university as a body providing public access to libraries including books and publications.

3. Related information on our university as a body providing public access to museums, exhibition spaces / galleries and/or works of art and artifacts.

4. Related information on our university as a body providing free public access to open spaces and green spaces.

5. Related information on our university as a body contributing to local arts, in terms of number of annual public performances of university choirs / theatre groups / orchestras etc.

6. Related information on our university as a body delivering projects to record and/or preserve intangible cultural heritage such as local folklore, traditions, language, and knowledge.

11.4 SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

1. Related information on our university as a body measuring and set targets for more sustainable commuting.

KMUTT WALK & BIKE SOCIETY POLICY
KMUTT has committed to support Walk & Bike Society within campuses by
Support infrastructure and Master plan for walk & bike lane with in campus
Built Environment to promote Walk & Bike Society with in campuses and surround communities
Support walk & bike activities and promote walk & bike network with surround communities
to encourage our students and colleagues to become change agents for helping the community and society save energy, healthy and have a better quality of life.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suvit SeaTia
President , KMUTT

December 2018

Bike Share Services

KMUTT provide more than 1,700 bicycles for rent around KMUTT’s campus. Only Student Identity Card is used to register before bike rental with a free of charge.

The example of Bicycle Parking
KMUTT Green Bike Club (Green Society KMUTT)
Bike lane at KMUTT
Bike lane at KMUTT
Bike lane at KMUTT

Shuttle services

According to KMUTT transportation policy, carpooling and limiting car usage in campus have been implemented more than five years. After that, university move ahead to zero emission vehicle policy with a sustainable transportation from electric shuttle bus, bicycle and walk. We contribute this policy for not only improve quality of life and health of student and staff within campus but also for our energy security.

EV Sharing

Haupcar Co., Ltd. together with SAIC Motor-CP Co., Ltd. and MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the manufacturer and distributor of MG cars in Thailand. Joined the opening of an electric vehicle service station in the form of sharing (EV sharing) at the KX Knowledge Xchange Building, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT – KMUTT).

How to use HAUP application

How to use HAUP application
100% Electric Bus travel between
Bangmod – Bangkhuntien-Kx campus
How to use HAUP application
NGV shuttle bus travel between
Bangmod – Ratchaburi campus
EV-Bus Schedule
The route between Bangmod Campus and Bangkhuntien Campus.
The route between Bangkhuntien Campus and Knowledge Exchange Campus (KX)
Building and Ground Management Institute is in charge of transportation between the campuses. Shuttle bus (for a fee) is available for the follwing trips: (EV – Bus Schedule)

Building and Ground Management Institute is in charge of transportation between the campuses. Shuttle bus (for a fee) is available for the follwing trips: (EV – Bus Schedule)

Honda PCX Electric
Honda PCX Electric

Limitation of Car Usage & Car Pool Promotion

According to KMUTT transportation policy, the limit on both private vehicle driving and parking area have been implemented since 2015. Even though, our campus either offering additional bicycle services (parking, repair shop and facilities) or providing public transport (EV shuttle bus), but some group of people still need using private car for travel. For this reason, more than 15 conventional car parking area around campus are cancel and replace with vertical car parking facility where provide more parking in less space (470 cars). These have been done to ensure a modal shift from private car to sustainable transportations (bus, van, bike, walk) which can improve quality of life and health. KMUTT aims to reduce the environmental impacts, initiates a sustainable traffic policy, and master plan improvement in order to limit the use of private car. For car pooling benefits, it reduces fuel costs with more environmental friendly and sustainable transportation , reduces GHGs emissions, traffic congestion, and parking spaces reduction.

Additional evidence link:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3AqcIgwRaY
  2. http://sustainable.kmutt.ac.th/transportation/
  3. https://carwizard.co.th/index.php/newsupdate/carnewsen/445bmwgroupthailandandkingmongkutsuniversityoftechnologythonburitodrivethailandtowardsfutureofsustainability
  4. http://www.thaienergy.org/Blog/35
  5. http://www.evat.or.th/
  6. https://www.thaigreencar.net/2016/08/09/265/
  7. http://www.asew-expo.com/Portals/0/conference/Presenttation/Session%203/4.%20Presentation_Dr.%20Vasin_Charge%20and%20Share%20KMUTT_033017.pdf
  8. https://www.autospinn.com/2019/06/aphondaandkmutthondapcxhybrid56778
  9. https://www.haupcar.com/single-post/คร-งแรกในประเทศไทย-นำ-mg-zs-ev-มาให-บร-การท-สถาน-ev-carsharing

2. Related information on our university as a body Undertake actions to promote more sustainable commuting.

KMUTT Walk & Bike Society has launched and been in operation since 2009 with the support of all stakeholders including students &staff, alumni, nearby communities. Our Society providing Green walkway within campus and surround communities to promote and built awareness of energy and environment conservation, health promotion and built green environment. We set a goal to increase by 70% of bike usage from year 2010, to be achieved in 2030. At present, more than 8,500 members are registered to KMUTT Green Bike Club. By joining KMUTT Walk & Cycling Society, all members will receive the benefit from the activities, especially about livability and health goal. Furthermore, all member has a chance to exchange their idea through activities which not only motivate our students to be Change Agent with Green Heart but also helping communities and society expand Green & Clean environment in the near future as person.

KMUTT has committed to support Walk & Bike Society within campuses by

1) Support infrastructure and master plan for walk & bike lane within campus

2) Built Environment to promote Walk & Bike Society within campuses and surround communities

3) Support walk & bike activities and promote walk & bike network with surround communities

Bike Share Services
KMUTT provides more than 1,700 bikes for rent around KMUTT campuses. Only a Student Identity Card is required to register before bike rental with free of charge.
The example of Bicycle Parking
KMUTT Green Bike Club (Green Society KMUTT)
Map and route for walk and bike around KMUTT Bangmod campus
Involvement & Activities
KMUTT promotes bicycle riding campaigns to serve all riders from both within campus and surrounding community. Those campaigns hope to support not only carbon emission reduction but also health promotion with creative solutions.
  • KMUTT is a university that promotes walk and bike society.

There is a system for borrowing bicycles for students and staff to use within the university.

  • KMUTT is a university that promotes walk and bike society.

KMUTT has a path for bicycles, especially around the university.

  •  KMUTT is a university that promotes walk and bike society.

KMUTT supports all activities that occur in the university to use bicycles, such as encouraging university visitors to use bicycles for their visits.

  • Beginners Bicycling Project

The Beginner Cycling activity is an activity organized by the Green Heart Club, KMUTT, to introduce beginner-level cycling techniques to students or those who are interested.

  • Zom-bike bicycle maintaining in KMUTT

Zom-bike is an activity that allows students and interested parties to learn about bicycle maintenance techniques. The bicycles brought to learn maintenance techniques are bicycles that are used within the university.

We promote Bicycle riding activities serving to all riders from both campus and surrounding community. Those campaign wish to support not only carbon emission reduction but also health promotion with creative solution. Over the last decade, KMUTT create the passion for walk and bike society through following activities:

  • Internal activities – cooperation from student organizations and clubs
    • KMUTT Green Bike Club
    • Bike Friday
    • Saturday Ride Fever
  • External activities – cooperation between local governments and private sectors
    • Car Free day
    • Bangkok-Huahin Long Bicycle Trip
    • Bangmod-Rachaburi Bicycle Trip
    • Reforestation Bicycle Trip
  • The integration of bicycle activities into the curriculum; General Education
    • Building and developing community through bicycle rides
Electric car, Electric Motorcycle and electric charging station
KMUTT continues to develop in order to reach its goal of Zero Emission Vehicles by officially
  • FOMM ONE Car (1 car)

Sponsored from FOMM (Asia) Co., Ltd. for research on the innovation of small-scale electric vehicle technology in Thailand)

  • EV Sharing MG cars (1 cars)

an electric vehicle service station in the form of sharing (EV sharing) at the KX Knowledge Xchange Building in KMUTT.

  • Electric bus (1 bus)

Electric buses are used between Bangmod and Bangkhuntien campus

  • Nissan Leaf Car (1 Car)

Sponsored from Nissan Motors Thailand for research on the innovation of small-scale electric vehicle technology in Thailand

  • BMW Car (2 Car)

BMW Group Thailand has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) to study the prospects of electric vehicles (EV) and car sharing

  • PCX Electric EV sharing (10 Cars)

PCX Electric Smart Station aims to study the pattern of vehicle sharing or EV sharing among students and staff members of the university

  • eTukTuk

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) signed a cooperation agreement with Dynax Corporation Company Limited, Japan. Carrying out a project to develop electric tuk-tuks using in-wheel motors (In-wheel motor)

These vehicles replaced the existing diesel-powered buses on KMUTT campus shuttle network. Among those Zero Emission Vehicles which offer both environmental and health benefits, including reducing emissions, noise pollutions, and improve air quality.
Electric car, Electric Motorcycle and electric charging station
KMUTT continues to develop in order to reach its goal of Zero Emission Vehicles by officially
Electric vehicle service station in the form of sharing (EV sharing) at the KX Knowledge Xchange Building in KMUTT.
BMW Group Thailand has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) to study the prospects of electric vehicles (EV) and car sharing
Electric Motorcycle Charging Station & Car Sharing at KMUTT Bangmod campus
KMUTT Electric Charging Station
Route and Schedules transportation between the campuses
Clean Energy NGV Bus
12% lower global warming emissions than diesel buses, travelling between Bangmod and Bangkhuntien campus
Carpooling
The university offers a car pooling program to help decrease the number of single occupancy vehicles. KMUTT aims to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions, traffic congestion around campus, and the need for parking spaces problems. At KMUTT Bangmod campus, the 17 story-building is the one and only place for car parking service with the limited space (470 cars). Moreover, the car user will be charged at 10 baht/hour. However, some users can receive a free parking permit such as:
  • Must be a full-time University faculty or staff member
  • Own a vehicle registered in your name
  • Hold a valid driver’s license Must live at least 5 miles from campus to qualify
KMUTT Bangmod Campus

Total campus area = 2,564,678.4 m2

Car parkingarea = 7,531 m2

Ratio parking area 0.29 %

Parking area around campus 5300 m2
Learning garden
KMUTT BANGKHUNTIEN CAMPUS 984 m2
KMUTT Knowledge Exchange for Innovation Center (KX) 520 m2
KMUTT Ratchaburi Learning Park Campus 800 m2

According to KMUTT transportation policy, the limit on both private vehicles driving, and parking area have been implemented since 2015. Even though, our campus either offering additional bicycle services (parking, repair shop and facilities) or providing public transport (EV shuttle bus), but some group of people still need using private car for travel. For this reason, more than 17 conventional car parking area around campus are cancel and replace with vertical car parking facility where provide more parking in less space (470 cars). These have been done to ensure a modal shift from private car to sustainable transportations (bus, van, bike, walk) which can improve quality of life and health. KMUTT aims to reduce the environmental impacts, initiates a sustainable traffic policy, and master plan improvement in order to limit the use of private car. For carpooling benefits, it reduces fuel costs with more environmentally friendly and sustainable transportation, reduces GHGs emissions, traffic congestion, and parking spaces reduction.

Additional evidence link:

  1. http://padatabase.net/uploads/files/10/doc/307_2ndbikeandwalkforum-15_smphaaph.pdf
  2. https://www.bangkokpost.com/life/social-and-lifestyle/586829/the-green-bike-club
  3. https://www.bmw.co.th/en/topics/fascination-bmw/all-news/2016/12-14_bmw-thailand-towards-future-of-sustainability.html
  4. http://www.thaiauto.or.th/2012/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=282
  5. https://www.uteeni.com/en/listings/1592588
  6. https://www.ryt9.com/s/prg/2164331
  7. https://www.thaipr.net/general/543448
  8. https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jpr2r/article/view/95515/74855
  9. https://www.haupcar.com/post/2017/01/12/bmw-group-thailand-and-kmutt-to-drive-thailand-towards-future-of-sustainability
  10. https://www.haupcar.com/single-post/คร-งแรกในประเทศไทย-นำ-mg-zs-ev-มาให-บร-การท-สถาน-ev-carsharing
  11. http://sustainable.kmutt.ac.th/transportation/
  12. http://padatabase.net/uploads/files/10/doc/307_2ndbikeandwalkforum-15_smphaaph.pdf
  13. https://www.bangkokpost.com/life/social-and-lifestyle/586829/the-green-bike-club
  14. https://www.bmw.co.th/en/topics/fascination-bmw/all-news/2016/12-14_bmw-thailand-towards-future-of-sustainability.html
  15. http://www.thaiauto.or.th/2012/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=282
  16. https://www.uteeni.com/en/listings/1592588
  17. https://www.ryt9.com/s/prg/2164331
  18. https://www.thaipr.net/general/543448
  19. https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jpr2r/article/view/95515/74855
  20. https://www.haupcar.com/post/2017/01/12/bmw-group-thailand-and-kmutt-to-drive-thailand-towards-future-of-sustainability
  21. https://www.nationthailand.com/Auto_ADO/30371554
  22. https://www.thairath.co.th/news/auto/news/1883923

3. Related information on our university as a body on promoting or allowing telecommuting or remote working for employees as a matter of policy or standard practice, and/or offer a condensed working week to reduce employee commuting.

KMUTT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING WORK FROM HOME DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Announcement of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Subject: Order to temporarily close the place (No. 21) dated 2 January 2021 in order to reduce the chance of spreading the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). together with the Prime Minister with the approval of the Cabinet has declared a state of emergency in all local areas in the Kingdom. From March 26, 2020 – April 30, 2020, there has been a requirement issued under Article 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration B.E. contact the disease temporarily to make the operation of the university go smoothly effective and in line with the government’s measures to prevent the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis that have been prescribed additionally. By virtue of Section 24 and Section 27 of the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi Act B.E. The University has given orders that all related units shall investigate and identify people whom the infected student might be in close contact with such as classmates and students whom the infected student did activities with. Even if being considered as a Low-Risk Close Contacts, those people must undergo self-quarantine to monitor their symptoms for at least 14 days. The Department/Office shall submit the name list to the Welfare and Coordination Unit of the COVID-19 Emergency Operation and Assistance Center of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT COVID-19 Center). The self-quarantine will not be considered as absence from class or work and will not be counted as leave days. Should any symptoms of illness such as fever, dry cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath has developed, please urgently contact the Welfare and Coordination Unit of KMUTT COVID-19 Center.

COVID-19 accelerated the way that we work. Technological advances and employers looking to lower costs have resulted in more people working outside an office than ever before. KMUTT prepares necessary ecosystem for our staff to work effectively from home.

Services Work Form Home

  • Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Service
    • Microsoft Teams: MS Teams Guidebook, MS Teams Getting Started Guide for Educators, Microsoft Teams how-to videosMy Portal: My Portal Access Guide
    • LEB2 (LE4LIVE)

Various services

Virtual Private Computer Network (VPN) Service

KMUTT VPN Service is a virtual private network service. which the computer bureau is a service provider For personnel, teachers, staff and students of the university through the public network system from various ISP camps to be able to use various work systems. within the university as if you come to use within the university such as Intranet system, Remote Desktop system, etc.

What is a Virtual Private Network?

-Virtual private network (Virtual Private Network: VPN) is a system that allows users to access information. within your agency through public networks such as the Internet privately Virtually used at the university

-The importance of virtual private network systems that makes use of the university network Over the Internet there is privacy. is to create a communication tube (Tunnel) connecting directly from your computer equipment to the university. Other users on the Internet will not be able to know what information is transmitted between your computer device and the campus network. All data is encrypted. (Encryptions) in a way that humans cannot understand. The data cannot be read by anyone else because it cannot be decrypted. This ensures that communication between your computer device and the campus network is private.

Device support

The computer bureau provides a virtual private network system. Support for use via desktop computer equipment. portable computer equipment and various electronic equipment that supports work This works best with devices that meet the following conditions:

  1. The device’s operating system supports virtual private network operation.
  2. The device is installed with the operating system or software that is licensed, such as not jailbreaking, not rooting or not being modified software. (modification)
  3. The version of the operating system or software is within the life-cycle support period from the manufacturer.
  4. The version of the operating system or software is the release version.
  5. Virtual Private Networking software supports the version corresponding to that device.

DRIVING TOWARD SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2030

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Additional evidence link:

  1. https://www.kmutt.ac.th/news/work-from-home-covid-19/
  2. https://covid-19.kmutt.ac.th/en/english/
  3. https://covid-19.kmutt.ac.th/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/no.21.pdf
  4. https://www.cc.kmutt.ac.th/work-from-home.html
  5. https://www.cc.kmutt.ac.th/catalog.html
  6. https://www.cc.kmutt.ac.th/VPN.html    

4. Affordable housing for employees

KMUTT provides the student dormitory service the Living and learning Center for student and employees for the tool of development in various fields both living, healthy, social and academic.

The student and employees Residence manage by independent units in the University and additional to set up the activity which the dormitory student committee have a student project activity for development and an learning space for all.

KMUTT Bangmod Campus

KMUTT Bangkhuntien Campus

KMUTT Ratchaburi Campus

Additional evidence link:

  1. https://www.kmutt.ac.th/news/kmutt-residential/

5. Related information on our university as a body provide affordable housing for students

KMUTT provides the student dormitory service the Living and learning Center for student and employees for the tool of development in various fields both living, healthy, social and academic. Student housing should not be another cause of concern to students.

The student and employees Residence managed by the independent unit in the University. This allows the dormitory to work very effectively and efficiently resulting in a very competitive pricing. The dormitory also offers additional activity which the dormitory student committee have a student project activity for development and a learning space for all.

KMUTT Bangmod Campus

KMUTT Bangkhuntien Campus

KMUTT Ratchaburi Campus

Additional evidence link:

  1. http://www.residencehall.kmutt.ac.th/
  2. https://www.facebook.com/ResidenceHallKMUTT
  3. http://www.residencehall.kmutt.ac.th/index.php?ln=TH&mod=content&ParentID=003&menu=room
  4. https://www.kmutt.ac.th/about-kmutt/campus/
  5. https://www.kmutt.ac.th/about-kmutt/campus/kmutt-bangkhuntien/
  6. https://www.kmutt.ac.th/about-kmutt/campus/kmutt-residential-college/

6. Related information on our university as a body prioritise pedestrian access on campus

KMUTTs Walk and Bike Society is a major activity to support pedestrian path policy on campus. Covered walkways that run between two or more buildings will help students and staff to conveniently walk around buildings and access to all facilities within campus. All covered walkways are covered with plants which not only increase vegetation area but also make our students and staff feel fresh during walk through. Health and safety are top priorities for pedestrian design and construction. Design criteria for pedestrian path including with physically and functionally comfortable, shielded from the wind, rain and shaded from the sun, and the network of campus streets should be well-organized. Furthermore, safety sign and symbol and Universal design are also concern for operating and managing pedestrian path for KMUTT campus.

The following table shows the implementation of Pedestrian Path around campus:

 Covered walkway
Standard Walking path
Pedestrian crossing
Street lamp along pedestrian path during night time
Bicycle lane
Safety sign and symbol
Pedestrian path for people with disabilities.

COVERED WALKWAY

DISABLED PEDESTRIANS

PEDESTRIAN CROSSING

STREET LAMP

BICYCLE LANE

SAFETY SIGN

KMUTT’s Walk and Bike Society is a major activities to support pedestrian path policy on campus. Covered walkway that run between two or more buildings will help students and staff convenience to walk around building and access to all facilities within campus. All covered walkway is cover with flower plant where not only increase vegetation area but also make our students and staff feel fresh during walk through. Health and safety is a promising issue for pedestrian design and construction. Design criteria for pedestrian path including with physically and functionally comfortable, shielded from the wind, rain and shaded from the sun, and the network of campus streets should be well-organized. Furthermore, safety sign and symbol and Universal design are also concern for operating and managing pedestrian path for KMUTT campus.

KMUTT Walk & Bike Master Plan

According to KMUTT Transportation policy which promote Walk & Bike Society within our campus. MUTT is committed to support infrastructures and system and built environment to make Green & Clean Campus. KMUTT Walk & Bike Master plan has been launched and provide Bike Lane, Building Access, Bike Parking Area, Bike Repairing Center & Bike Café. Detailed design for all in Master plan are now in the step of ongoing process Existing bike lane & bike parking with repairing center is now function allied with Walk & Bike Master plan.

Additional evidence link:

  1. http://sustainable.kmutt.ac.th/transportation/
  2. http://sustainable.kmutt.ac.th/transportation/kmuttwalkbikemasterplan/
  3. http://www.pr.kmutt.ac.th/pr/?q=content/%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%88%E0%B8%98-%E0%B8%A3%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%88%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%94-%E2%80%9Cwalkandbikehealth%E2%80%9D
  4. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHGyEu8R_EBJzBf2yg_cycuyyneYyoA21
  5. http://padatabase.net/uploads/files/10/doc/307_2ndbikeandwalkforum15_smphaaph.pdf
  6. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiFhtD_hPTmAhUEeisKHQSnA3gQFjAAegQIBRAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tcithaijo.org%2Findex.php%2Fjpr2r%2Farticle%2Fdownload%2F95515%2F74855%2F&usg=AOvVaw1e61nSTSQH1Lbdk-7-FnS5
  7. https://www.stou.ac.th/Offices/Oes/OesPage/Guide/DSS_Center/NCPD2018.html

7. Related information on our university as a bodywork with local authorities to address planning issues and development, including ensuring that local residents are able to access affordable housing

Faculty members of School of Energy Environment and Materials at KMUTT play an important role for National Housing Authority, an organization aimed to resolve a shortage of residences for people in the project “Green Housing Development Guidelines for Low-Income People”.

Additional evidence link:

  1. https://sustainable.kmutt.ac.th/
  2. https://www.kmutt.ac.th/news/
  3. https://pr.kmutt.ac.th/pr2/campus-news-whos-news/
  4. https://www.kmutt.ac.th/category/news/other-news/
  5. https://www.kmutt.ac.th/category/news/featured-news/

8. Related information on our university build new buildings to sustainable standards

Green Building

This Green Building concept follows sustainable and focus on Innovative design with low energy consumption, safety, clean energy usage and greenhouse gas emission reduction. Knowledge Exchange building (KX), Utility Exchange building (UX), Bioresearch and Innovation building (BRI), Learning Exchange building (LX) and Kosen building are all new green building at KMUTT. Those building refer to both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient under green concept throughout a building’s life – cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. Furthermore, at design process, all construction layouts need to follow the guideline for Energy Conservation Building, B.E. 2009 (Thailand) and submitted to Ministry of Energy before construction process.

          KMUTT follows the guidelines of Energy Promotion Conservation Act (No.2) B.E.2550 to conserve energy and set up energy management within campus. To conserve energy in designated building, promote the energy conservationม and energy substitution usage, KMUTT is committed to

  1. Follow the guidelines for energy conservation in designated building strictly.
  2. Set up energy management systems including annual implementation plan, monitoring and evaluation system by continuing to focus on the participation of all sectors of the KMUTT community.
  3. Set up the energy conservation rules and procedures and implement to all sectors within KMUTT.
  4. Promotion the renewable energy usage within KMUTT.
  5. Promote and create awareness of energy conservation among staff and students with continual improvement for sustainability.
  6. Reduce Energy Consumption per capital 1%          

Knowledge Exchange building (KX), Utility Exchange building (UX), Bioresearch and Innovation building (BRI), Learning Exchange building (LX) and Kosen building are all new green building at KMUTT. Those building refer to both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resourceefficient under green concept throughout a building’s lifecycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. Furthermore, at design process, all construction lay out are needed to design follow the Design Guideline of Energy Conservation Building, B.E. 2009 (Thailand) and submitted to Ministry of Energy before construction process.

          On the other hand, all conventional buildings within KMUTT that not only use large amount of energy, water and raw material for operation but also create large greenhouse gas emission will be completely renovate within 2030For renovation, KMUTT apply 10 Green Building Code Initiation as following:

  1. Green roofsSolar roofs or vegetative roofing alternatives
  2. Low VOC paints limits odorous, harmful, or irritating emissions and enhance the occupants’ comfort
  3. LED light bulbs or energy efficient bulbsUses less energy and give off less heat
  4. Using local materialslower transportation costs and energy consumption
  5. Tree preservation and relocation
  6. Water efficient appliances usage
  7. Energy efficient appliances usage
  8. Natural Ventilation and Natural light
  9. Safety & Emergency system installation
  10. Alternative transportation Campuses utilize bicycle transportation, carpool or van pool or bus transit, and safe pedestrian walkways

The following table summarize the green building implementation at KMUTT

Name of BuildingTotal area (m2) 
Learning Exchange building34,260 ()Certified by TGBI, TREES
Bioresearch and Innovation building22399.20 ()Design under concept of TGBI and  21st Century Laboratory
Knowledge Exchange building23,773.96 ()Design under concept of TGBI
Utility Exchange building5,140 ()Design under concept of TGBI
Kosen building7}792 ()Design under concept of TGBI and  21st Century Laboratory

*TGBI Thai Green Building Institute

* TREES Thais Rating of Energy and Environment Sustainability , a rating system launched by Thai Green Building Institute.

*21st Century Laboratory Sustainable design strategies for laboratories

Bioresearch and Innovation building

Bioprocess Research & Innovation Building (BRI) has been open since September 2014 at KMUTTs Bangkhuntein campus. The building is designed base on US Green Building Councils LEED rating system. The environmental performance criteria are consist of Sustainable sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and design process.

The main operation process consists of the followings:

  1. Use life-Cycle Cost Decision Making
  2. Employ a broad range of sustainable energy and water efficiency strategies
  3. Measure energy and water consumption
  4. track emission reductions
  5. Evaluate on-site power generation
  6. combined heat and power technologies,
  7. and renewable power purchases
  8. Specify “green” construction materials
  9. Promote energy and water efficiency operation
  10. training efforts and explore sustainable design opportunities beyond the building.

After the operation, this building can reduce energy consumption and water usage up to 32 percentage. For Green Building award, KMUTT set a goal that this building must be certified at Silver stage within year 2021.

Learning Exchange building

Learning Exchange Building (LX)

It is 15-story building and has a living area of approximately 34,260 square meters. Designed as a building that is suitable for new teaching and learning and creates an environment suitable for learning both inside and outside the classroom, provide academic services to support new teaching improvements, as well as develop modern laboratories that support interdisciplinary curriculum. A high-end computer laboratory and a potential building for advanced research as well as future information technology growth. There is a common area for students, staff and individuals for activities to promote and exchange learning. The building consists of 3 main activities. As follows

1. Active Learning Space for encouraging learning Interaction between learner and instructor and learner.

2. Student Common Space, a common area to promote learning, and Creativity together.

3. Learning Support Space, a university knowledge center.

Learning Exchange building (LX) at Bangmod campus open in 2019 The concept design of building is education in the 21th century under the slogan ofEVERY WHERE IS FOR LEARNING, EVERTY TIME IS LEARNING AND EVERY ONE IS EDUCATOR”. This building is designed and constructed following US Green Building Councils LEED rating system. TREES help guiding for design and construct architecture that is environmentally friendly and can increase occupant wellbeing and productivity comprehensively. The following information shows construction materials which not only made from recycled material but also receive green or eco label.

RProducts made from recycled material

LInhouse product (save energy on transportation and support local business)

GGreen products and eco label

Learning Exchange (LX)

ENERGY SAVING

  • Renewable energy from Volacell size 39 KWH.
  • Designed to use natural light to reach as much space as possible, replacing electrical lighting.
  • The glass around the building is INSULATED glass that helps prevent heat radiation from entering the building and reduces the burden on the air conditioning system. This makes it very energy efficient.
  • Choose lightweight brick walls to reduce heat entering the building frame This reduces the load on the air conditioning system.
  • Require one light electrical switch to cover the area to be suitable for use, so that it is convenient to turn off and turn off the lighting in only the necessary areas.
  • Set up additional electricity meters, easy to believe, check and measure. Operation of building systems such as bright and air-conditioned electrical systems
  • Air conditioning is a VRV or VRF system that variables the operation of the cooling system according to the needs of the person.
  • All lighting lamps are LED, which saves a lot of electricity energy.
  • Building AUTOMATION MANAGEMENT (BAM) system is installed so that energy conservation can be centralized in one point, which is easy to manage buildings.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

  • The waste separation area and waste material collection are clearly arranged, making it easier to recycle most of the waste to help reduce the use of all reprocessed materials. Reduce energy consumption and help reduce polluted waste in public areas.
  • Run a fire suppression system that does not destroy ozone in the atmosphere, which will not contain CFC or HCFC.
  • Provide parking spaces in front of eco-car, CNG, Hybrid, bicycle parking and electric car flooring.

WATER SAVING

  • The sanitary ware installed in the project is high-efficiency water saving, which can reduce water consumption by more than 35% compared to conventional buildings.

ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIAL

  • More than 50% of the building materials are manufactured domestically to promote business in Thailand. Reduce imports of foreign goods and over-shipping
  • More than 20% of the materials used in the building are derived from the reuse of materials as a mixture of materials or as components of the entire floor.
  • Some of the selected materials are certified by Thai green labels and carbon reduction labels.

WELLBEING

  • -There are many recreational areas such as activity courtyards. Knowledge exchange area (favorable to building users) and planting native plants in the project to make it easier to care for. Doesn’t require much maintenance
  • Designate the smoking area outside the building, located at least 20 meters away from doors and windows, so that smoke does not enter the building for the health of all building users.
  • Carpets are not used in buildings because carpets contain volatile organic matter and are easy to contain dust that causes harm to the health of building users.
  • There is a system of fresh aeration into the building and exchange of air temperature. Buildings are given fresh air so that users do not accumulate carbon dioxide and volatile substances.
  • Choose interior paint colors and Low-VOC (Low-VOC) grout.

Knowledge Exchange building and Utility Exchange building

Knowledge Exchange building and Utility Exchange building are designed and constructed base on Thai Green Building Institute. Heat Recovery, Light Pipe, Radiant Cooling, Double Façade and Hybrid ventilation and Green roof Hybrid cooling are the main function for green building implementation as reflected to policy.

Material/ processMaterial Qualification
Brick insulationU factor = 0.072 Btu/h.ft2
Insulated double glazingSC factor = 0.35 U factor = 0.34 Btu/h.ft2 Window to Wall Ratio (WWR) = 36%
Lighting ControlsDimmable lighting control response to natural light Lighting Power Density (LPD)= 1.4 W/m2
Light Pipe InnovationHorizontal light pipe
Electrical equipmentEquipment Power Density (EPD) = 0.75 W/m2
Air conditionerResidential type Coil : DX Coil Middle efficiency Coefficient of performance (COP) = 3.5
Heat recoveryBring cool exhaust air to precool the supply air for reduce cooling load
Hybrid ventilationUsing natural ventilation combined with orbit fan in open area
Green roof projectThermal protection of building

Kosen building

KOSEN KMUTT institute offers a 5-year engineering program which is equivalent to a 3-year high school level plus a 2-year diploma, in which students complete their studies in 5 years, they are awarded an associate degree. Advanced Courses) for an additional 2 years, after completing 7 years, they will have a bachelor’s degree. Graduates will have a strong mathematical foundation. Possessing problem-solving and rational thinking skills and able to communicate effectively in English and Japanese. Have technical knowledge and industrial skills Creative and innovative thinking have management skills Leadership and team building abilities including discipline and ambition in work as well as develop oneself to strengthen and support research and development from research problems of the targeted industries in order to drive the industry and the country’s innovation-based economy further.

Additional evidence link:

  1. http://sustainable.kmutt.ac.th/green-infrastructure/facilities/
  2. http://sustainable.kmutt.ac.th/energy-and-climate-change/
  3. https://www.facebook.com/356208831750438/posts/670302570341061/
  4. https://ngthai.com/education/40924/kosenkmutt/
  5. https://www.kmutt.ac.th/faculty/kosen-kmutt/

9. Related information on our university build on brownfield sites, where possible

A site on which there has been previous, recent building OR previously developed land – with or without any level of contamination – that is currently underused or unused. This is a less restrictive definition that is used In the US where it typically means a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

Learning Exchange building

Project background :

     The multi-disciplinary learning building is a building designed in accordance with the new teaching and learning style. which discusses creating an environment suitable for learning both inside and outside the classroom (Learning and Living Campus) as King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi aims to develop and improve the teaching and learning process. Support building users Able to perceive multidisciplinary information using communication technology and information (Information and Communication Technology) learn completely according to the new knowledge management cycle learning together without limitation of disciplines in cultivating students in terms of character and perspective of quality learning To develop to be an educational leader in the 21st century.

Design concept :

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi aims to encourage students and university personnel resulting in the coordination of a wide range of knowledge and jointly create new innovations. Therefore, the approach to designing a multi-disciplinary learning building focuses on learning to be consistent with the surrounding physical context. allowing students in each discipline to easily access the building with a connection to Green area or “Educational Garden: Learning Garden” which will be the core. The center of KMUTT Bangmod area according to the master plan of the university.

Interior :

     The interior design concept of the Active Learning space in the Learning Building and Space. Melbourne, 2005), which is the design of the living space from an understanding of the nature and psychology of teaching, taking into account the structure of the curriculum and the learning perspective. new model as follows:

Flip-Classroom Multipurpose area for various activities Can accommodate 30-40 users Multi-Disciplinary Workshop/ Lab Space Multi-purpose space with equipment to support interdisciplinary operations and research. including a development area Personnel promote learning to create specialized skills Collaborative Working Space, an informal collaborative learning space that looks like a lounge or area in a commuter way. Separated from the classroom group for meeting small groups

Public Space, public stage space for students, Knowledge Showroom, exhibition space To provide opportunities for students to present their work in progress and completed work to the public. walkway area of ​​the building which is convenient for access and publicity There may be additional temporary materials or structures within the space to help present and showcase the work, and the Student Common, a changing-of-motion relaxation area, offers a calm corner to relax your brain from day-to-day activities.

Learning Support Information system control room of the university Because this building must be an Interactive Data Center, it is able to search, create and store information related to learning coordination. Via the Internet, the Data Center system is very important and is like a university’s brain warehouse. and indispensable is the building system and staff office that allows the building to be used effectively in addition to teaching new style King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi also needs space to accommodate more students and staff. and the Faculty of Information Technology which is designed to be in the area on the upper floor of the building

Landscape :

     A multi-disciplinary learning building is considered a ‘high-rise building’ and an ‘extra-large building’ under the Building Control Act 1979 because it is more than twenty-three meters from the level of the construction site to the rooftop. And with a total construction area of ​​more than ten thousand square meters, the location of the building can be walked in and out in many directions. Both from the front of the building through the Heroic Courtyard, to the north of the building, adjacent to the main road, south of the building from the School Building 2, and to the west from the Liberal Arts Building. The north road leads into the building’s basement car park, into the Loading Area on the west side of the building. Or you can enter the Loading Area at the basement parking area.

Considering the direction of the sun and the wind The north receives natural light well, most of it is a learning area with a channel to receive natural light for maximum use. The south is the side that has the most heat passing through the building. Designated as a commuter area and a system workshop that does not need to install air conditioning systems, the east is important because it connects the heroes’ courtyard and the green area. It is a learning area outside the classroom. and to the west is a thoroughfare with terraces surrounding for the maintenance of the building and a sun panel

Exterior :

     This is because the multi-disciplinary learning building represents the transition from traditional learning styles to new ones. which emphasizes integrated learning and the interaction between learners and teachers to produce new knowledge both between students university personnel and outside society The exterior of the building reflects the style of the interior space. The rounded shape reflects fluidity. Flexibility to modify the usage patterns of different areas and represents the coordination of building users The body of knowledge in each interdisciplinary field and nature reflects and promotes the identity of the university.

The multidisciplinary learning building has applied Visual Threshold theory from Gehl Jen.’s 2001 study Life Between Buildings to create interactions between floor spaces. The study found that tall buildings reduced interactions between people. Visual Threshold is the visual distance before the point where things cannot be distinguished. And for the building at a height of about 4 floors, in the design, there is an open space (Open Space) that is continuous between floors. and avoid using solid walls To create a connected view from the ground floor to the upper floor of the building. In the design, the linkage of these phases was used to establish the relationship of the learning area groups. In order to have the connection of each part, for example, the phase of the Collaborative Working Space and the Auditorium on the 3rd floor of the building, which is within the range where activities can be related through perspectives between them.

Learning Exchange Building (LX)

It is 15 floors high and has a living area of approximately 34,260 square meters. Designed as a building that is suitable for new teaching and learning and creates an environment suitable for learning both inside and outside the classroom, provide academic services to support new teaching improvements, as well as develop modern laboratories that support interdisciplinary curriculum. A high-end computer laboratory and a potential building for advanced research as well as future information technology growth. There is a common area for students, staff and individuals for activities to promote and exchange learning. The building consists of 3 main activities. As follows

  1. Active Learning Space for encouraging learning Interaction between learner and instructor and learner.
  2. Student Common Space, a common area to promote learning, and Creativity together
  3. Learning Support Space, a university knowledge center

Learning Exchange building (LX) at Bangmod campus was fully opened for service on October, 2019. The concept design of building is education in the 21st century under the slogan ofEVERY WHERE IS FOR LEARNING, EVERTY TIME IS LEARNING AND EVERY ONE IS EDUCATOR”. This building is designed and constructed base on US Green Building Councils LEED rating system. TREES help guiding for design and construct architecture that is environmentally friendly and can increase occupant wellbeing and productivity comprehensively. The following table shows construction materials which not only made from recycled material but also receive green or eco label where

RProducts made from recycled material

LInhouse product (save energy on transportation and support local business)

GGreen products and eco label

ENERGY SAVING

  • Renewable energy from Volacell size 39 KWH.
  • Designed to use natural light to reach as much space as possible, replacing electrical lighting.
  • The glass around the building is INSULATED glass that helps prevent heat radiation from entering the building and reduces the burden on the air conditioning system. This makes it very energy efficient.
  • Choose lightweight brick walls to reduce heat entering the building frame This reduces the load on the air conditioning system.
  • Require one light electrical switch to cover the area to be suitable for use, so that it is convenient to turn off and turn off the lighting in only the necessary areas.
  • Set up additional electricity meters, easy to believe, check and measure. Operation of building systems such as bright and air-conditioned electrical systems
  • Air conditioning is a VRV or VRF system that variables the operation of the cooling system according to the needs of the person.
  • All lighting lamps are LED, which saves a lot of electricity energy.
  • Building AUTOMATION MANAGEMENT (BAM) system is installed so that energy conservation can be centralized in one point, which is easy to manage buildings.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

  • The waste separation area and waste material collection are clearly arranged, making it easier to recycle most of the waste to help reduce the use of all reprocessed materials. Reduce energy consumption and help reduce polluted waste in public areas.
  • Run a fire suppression system that does not destroy ozone in the atmosphere, which will not contain CFC or HCFC.
  • Provide parking spaces in front of eco-car, CNG, Hybrid, bicycle parking and electric car flooring.

WATER SAVING

  • The sanitary ware installed in the project is high-efficiency water saving, which can reduce water consumption by more than 35% compared to conventional buildings.

ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIAL

  • More than 50% of the building materials are manufactured domestically to promote business in Thailand. Reduce imports of foreign goods and over-shipping
  • More than 20% of the materials used in the building are derived from the reuse of materials as a mixture of materials or as components of the entire floor.
  • Some of the selected materials are certified by Thai green labels and carbon reduction labels.

WELLBEING

  • There are many recreational areas such as activity courtyards. Knowledge exchange area (favorable to building users) and planting native plants in the project to make it easier to care for. Doesn’t require much maintenance
  • Designate the smoking area outside the building, located at least 20 meters away from doors and windows, so that smoke does not enter the building for the health of all building users.
  • Carpets are not used in buildings because carpets contain volatile organic matter and are easy to contain dust that causes harm to the health of building users.
  • There is a system of fresh aeration into the building and exchange of air temperature. Buildings are given fresh air so that users do not accumulate carbon dioxide and volatile substances.
  • Choose interior paint colors and Low-VOC (Low-VOC) grout.

Learning Garden

The Learning Garden Phase 1 (Zones 1, 2 and 4) was completed in December 2017 and the second phase (Zone 3) will begin construction in fiscal year 2021 with a total area of 15,735 square meters. The university has an idea of organizational development in accordance with the main “Green and Clean University” policy to create an environment and atmosphere in all areas of the university to be a learning space (Learning Space). lack of connection KMUTT has a plan to implement projects to improve vacant areas in various areas in the university to be a continuous green area. There are many areas that promote interactions between students from each faculty and connect the university to the surrounding community by connecting the common area between the university buildings to be a public learning space under the concept of a learning park and Green and Clean University. We aim to attract the community to the university and bringing students into the community to create a sustainable exchange of knowledge and creativity.

Additional evidence link:

  1. http://sustainable.kmutt.ac.th/greeninfrastructure/facilities/
  2. http://sustainable.kmutt.ac.th/energyandclimatechange/
  3. http://cpm.kmutt.ac.th/project/Learning%20Garden
  4. http://cpm.kmutt.ac.th/project/Learning%20Exchange%20;%20LX
  5. https://pr.kmutt.ac.th/pr2/campus-news-whos-news/
  6. https://www.kmutt.ac.th/news/