Without serious government support or new incentives like in Singapore, Thailand's ambitious effort to promote green buildings is unlikely to get off the ground in the near term.
The Thai Green Building Institute (TGBI), the organisation that evaluates and certifies environmentally friendly buildings, said Thailand is still stuck in an early stage of green building development although the TGBI has been in existence for four years, said secretary Winyou Wanichsiriroj.
"Most progress here involves public relations and corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns. But to be fair, we're new in this area with little support from the government."
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