Bangkok’s Unicorn Phayathai building optimizes energy efficiency with ABB Ability™ Energy Manager

Bangkok’s Unicorn Phayathai building optimizes energy efficiency with ABB Ability™ Energy Manager

As cities grow and energy costs rise, the need for intelligent, eco-friendly buildings is clearer than ever. The Unicorn Phayathai, a landmark development in Bangkok, demonstrates how architects are using ABB technologies to create smart, green buildings that enhance the sustainability of city life.  

Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Unicorn Phayathai is designed to provide a multifunctional hub for work, leisure, and mobility. The building aspires to support lifestyles where well-being, environmental quality, creativity, and productivity combine seamlessly.  

The 120,000 sqm, 51-floor development includes five-star hotel accommodation, modern office areas, and an inspiring retail space. The Unicorn Phayathai connects with Bangkok’s high-speed transport networks, including the BTS Skytrain and Airport Rail Link, and provides extensive e-mobility charging facilities.  

The Unicorn Phayathai has received LEED Gold Certification, recognising “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”. The project team worked with ABB people to develop electrification and automation solutions that sets high standards for health, energy efficiency and cost savings. The building uses the innovative ABB Ability™ Energy and Asset Manager, ABB Motor Control Center technology and ABB’s Terra electric vehicle charging systems. 

Palin Pornprasertsuk, Country Commercial Leader, ABB Thailand, said: “The Unicorn Phayathai project shows how ABB supports partners to achieve their energy efficiency and environmental ambitions. The scale of ABB’s technology portfolio enables us to give partners a clear, complete picture of their building’s efficiency, from optimizing the elevator motors to managing their EV charging. The ABB Ability™ Energy Manager pulls data direct from the electrical infrastructure and shows users how to optimize their operating costs and energy efficiency.” 

ABB Ability™ Energy and Asset Manager provides real-time insights to optimize energy consumption and reduce operational costs by up to 40%. Providing full remote visibility of asset and electrical system behavior, ABB AbilityTM Energy and Asset Manager helps building owners and operators make their energy safe, smart, and sustainable.  

ABB Electrification’s Motor Control Center ensures the efficient operation of a building’s motors. As motors account for a significant share of energy use in commercial buildings, optimizing their efficiency is critical. 

  • The Unicorn Phayathai, Bangkok, shows how ABB technologies help create smart, green buildings
  • Emax 2 smart circuit breakers protect the building's electrical distribution system, connecting to ABB Ability™ Energy Manager
  • ABB Ability™ Energy Manager monitors and optimizes energy efficiency and CO2e


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