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Research and Innovation for Sustainability Center

Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Co., Ltd. (MQDC) is prepared to launch Thailand’s first holistic Research and Innovation for Sustainability Center on a property of 1,000 sq.m. with an initial investment valued at 200 million baht. The center is due to have its official opening in mid November 2017.

 

Associate Professor Dr. Singh Intornchuto, head of the consulting team at the Research and Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC), said that Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Co., Ltd. began investing in the construction of the center in 2016, and the research space is now ready to open to the public and organizations that are interested in sustainable development and construction.

 

RISC’s work approach goes by the principle of “sustainnovation.” RISC research aims towards environmental sustainability while also raising the quality of life.

 

“The company has put in more than 200 million baht to develop a project that supports research activities and new holistic innovations. The laboratory and testing center has been equipped with state-of-the-art technology to effectively support the work of the research team in their studies, research, and testing.

 

Within the 1,000 sq.m. of space, the RISC consists of a room for testing the performance of the “radiant flooring” system, which adjusts the room to a suitable temperature and lowers energy consumption, a room for testing the condition of the air, as well as a room for testing the sensor system used for detecting volatile matter from decorative material within buildings.

 

The RISC will serve as a research room for the public to make sustainable improvements to their residences. It will be the nation’s largest knowledge base of over 300 environment-friendly materials that can be referenced for design and construction. It will also be the resource for new environment-friendly designs. To add to that, the center has allocated space within the building interior to increase the quality of air. There is a laboratory space with modern technology for supporting research and development that relates to real estate. Another simulation laboratory space is dedicated to using technology in the analysis and design of energy conservation, use of light, etc.

 

“The opening of RISC is an important move in the evolution of the real estate industry in Thailand. We aim for RISC to be the center of innovative research for residences. The research will not only be used in Magnolia’s projects, but we will have it accessible to the public to be used in the construction, development, and improvement of their own residential projects. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Singha also added that RISC aims to expand its leading research team network of over 100 people within 5 years. Every part of the center itself has been constructed and decorated with environment-friendly materials. The center will be the first of its kind in Thailand to be accredited by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), which is a world-class standard for buildings that support wellness. IWBI certifies considerate designs and construction, with criteria involving air quality, light, water, relaxation and workout spaces, as well as the materials used in the construction.



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