Rate cut sought for green home buyers

Rate cut sought for green home buyers

SET-listed builders Sena Growth Plc and Sansiri Plc will speak with monetary establishments to decrease the rate of interest on mortgages for consumers of energy-efficient properties, estimated to be between 0.5% and 1% the primary 12 months.

Kessara Thanyalakpark, chief government of Sena Growth, stated monetary assist within the type of low-interest dwelling loans would be capable to encourage customers to decide on energy-efficient properties, that are usually dearer than unusual homes.

“Local weather change is likely one of the most important challenges dealing with everybody,” she stated. “Power-efficient homes will not be solely about environmental points but additionally about economics, as a result of Thailand has to import vitality.”

She stated the prices related to constructing energy-efficient properties are larger than these of standard properties.

For instance, the price of a home with photo voltaic panels put in on the roof is 10 to fifteen% larger than that of a home with out them.

“Banks are the most effective helpers to advertise solar-powered properties,” she stated. “At the moment, banks are providing a mortgage mortgage with a decrease rate of interest of 1% for individuals who purchase homes put in with photo voltaic panels on the roof.”

Sena plans to undertake Japan’s Zero Power Housing (ZEH) mannequin by studying from Japanese developer associate Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp for residential developments in Thailand.

Toda Masahiko, senior normal supervisor of the abroad housing division at Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp, stated the corporate has utilized the ZEH mannequin to its residential properties and developments with the goal of lowering vitality consumption to zero or nearer to zero.

It gives three strategies for constructing zero-energy properties, together with passive designs, vitality effectivity methods, and residential energy technology from clear vitality.

“If we are able to generate vitality at dwelling from clear vitality corresponding to photo voltaic vitality in a enough amount for electrical consumption, which will be additional decreased by passive designs and the usage of methods vitality environment friendly, we are able to get nearer to the ZEH thought,” Ms. Kessara stated.

Nonetheless, Sena will adapt the ZEH mannequin to match Thai climate and apply an reasonably priced value to encourage consumers to go for the “greener” choice.

The price of constructing homes in line with the ZEH mannequin is 20-30% larger than when constructing unusual homes.

Sena partnered with Chulalongkorn College to conduct a simulation to use the ideas of ZEH homes to their designs to see which rooms is perhaps appropriate.

“Though our ZEH home designs solely devour 5% much less vitality, we’ll proceed to make use of and apply it in our present and new residential tasks as we can not wait for presidency subsidy,” stated she declared.

She stated the assist of economic establishments is important in selling ZEH stoves.

The corporate will manage discussions with banks with the goal of lowering mortgage rates of interest from 0.5 to 1% within the first 12 months for ZEH homes.

Uthai Uthaisangsuk, chief working officer of Sansiri, stated the corporate will be part of forces with monetary companions to introduce photo voltaic mortgages for present clients to advertise clear vitality within the residential sector.

“This 12 months, we put in 100% photo voltaic roofs in our 31 new single-family dwelling tasks in any respect value factors, comprising 600 models, which may help cut back carbon by 1,477 tons and cut back vitality payments by 21 million baht,” he stated.

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