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Evaluation of indoor air quality in high-rise residential buildings in Bangkok and factor analysis

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From a concept of Aging in Place to livable residences

From a concept of Aging in Place to livable residences

By RISC | 6 months ago

  When we’re happy somewhere, we want to stay there.​ As society ages, the term “aging in place” will become increasingly familiar. Aging in place means giving older adults the support to live happy, healthy, independent lives in residences and communities with appropriate facilities.​ RISC works with specialists to understand the needs of older adults and find solutions in residential design such as:​ - Universal Design for homes that suit everyone, especially older adults​ ​ - Non-toxic, safe, and suitable materials​ ​ - Lighting and air quality that enhance well-being​ ​ - 60% green area around the project with plants and flowers that help residents relax, benefiting the body, mind, and brain​ - A pathway of 850 meters with the gentle slopes, protection from sun and rain, and benches in well-ventilated areas, promoting exercise for physical and psychological well-being​ - Integration of body and brain in fun daily activities that promote 4 aspects for older adults: body, brain, emotion, and society ​ - Technology that enhances comfort and convenience​ When we combines all these elements in the project, it can promote the well-being of older adults, providing sustainable aging in place at The Aspen Tree by MQDC.​ Stay tuned for more news on The Aspen Tree, the project integrating in-depth knowledge for sustainable well-being of older adults!​

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Air pollution: The overlooked disaster

Air pollution: The overlooked disaster

By RISC | 6 months ago

Are we overlooking something?​In winter, along with cooler temperatures come particulates, which affect our health. The ground becomes cooler than the atmosphere above, trapping particles inside an "inversion layer".​Air pollution is a leading global problem we cannot ignore. More than 7 million people die each year from air pollution, making it one of the 8 top causes of death worldwide. In Thailand, the main particulate issue we face is PM2.5. These tiny particles cause over 22,000 premature deaths, according to Greenpeace research, with a huge impact on health and the economy. Bangkok was the most affected city last year, followed by Chiang Mai.​The Pollution Control Department lists the sources of Bangkok’s particulates this year as:​- 72.5% from traffic (especially 144,630 trucks and 99,652 diesel vehicles)​- 17% from industry- 5% from agriculture and field burning​- 5.5% from other sources​Reducing pollution requires action on vehicles, industry, and field burning. Thailand also has initiatives to tackle particulates such as...​- Increasing the potential of area-based management (emergency and crisis solutions)​- Pollution reduction and prevention from sources (2019-21 and 2022-24 plans)​- Increasing the potential of pollution management (2019-21 and 2022-24 plans)​In the next post, we’ll look at how different countries are tackling their air pollution.​Information: WHO, Pollution Control Department, Greenpeace, NGThai ​Author/Editor: Phetcharin Phongphetkul, Sustainable Designer, RISC​

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