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World Green Building Council forms partnership with Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Today, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is pleased to announce a new Partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). Led by UN Environment, the CCAC is a global programme dedicated to reducing the impact of short-lived climate pollutants on both human health and climate change. The Coalition unites governments, NGOs, citizens and the private […]

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Open-source software for commercial and public building retrofits to be introduced

A partnership composed of Johnson Controls, CBRE, World Resources Institute (WRI), and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was recently launched to test and deploy an open-source, web-based energy analysis tool to identify energy efficient retrofit opportunities in commercial buildings. Johnson Controls developed the LEAN energy analysis technology over the past eight years, and has used the tool […]

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LEED and LOTUS Certification in Vietnam: 2018 Review

As usual, at the turn of each year, VGBC will compile data on green buildings in Vietnam and try to briefly assess the state of the green building movement in our country. Admittedly, the analysis is very shallow and involve only data easily collected from VGBC and USGBC. Main data from 2018: LEED: 40 new […]

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VGBC is hiring!

  VGBC is hiring!   Please see below for opening positions at the Vietnam Green Building Council.   Location: Hanoi or HCMC Please send your resume to: long.dang@vgbc.vn Deadline for application: 15/2/2019   1. VGBC Green Building Intern Facilitator Support day-to-day operations, serve as a point of contact for LOTUS certification program Perform in-depth technical review […]

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WorldGBC: Healthier Homes, Healthier Planet

  The world’s buildings have a direct impact both on the environment and on personal health and wellbeing, as well as having huge financial implications to owners and occupiers. Therefore, the World Green Building Council has produced a comprehensive guide to creating healthier homes that in turn, are healthier for the planet.  The Healthier Homes, Healthier Planet guide takes a […]

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British International School EYFS achieved LOTUS Certification

  VGBC is pleased to announce that the British International School – Early Years Foundation Stage (BIS-EYFS) has officially been awarded LOTUS Certification. This project provides a new building for the British International School EYFS, located in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. The building includes one basement and four floors with one outdoor swimming pool and one large […]

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[CBRE] Asia Pacific ViewPoint – Green Buildings: Everything Investors Need to Know

  Many countries in Asia Pacific are implementing aggressive measures to address environmental challenges such as rising carbon emissions, which is spurring the introduction of incentives to construct green buildings. At the same time, technological advancement is driving the growth of green properties, with low cost energy-efficient devices and monitoring systems increasing the value proposition […]

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Daikin Vietnam Headquarter Building has registered for LOTUS Certification

  Located in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Daikin Vietnam Headquarter Building is applying for 3 certifications: LEED, LOTUS and WELL and is the first project in Vietnam to aim for triple certification. Project is a fully glazed office building with one tenant convenience store at ground floor and a retail portion (“Solutions Plaza”) […]

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WorldGBC – World Green Building Trends 2018 Dodge Data & Analytics Report

The international market for green construction projects has grown significantly in the last 10 years and the demand for green building activity is predicted to grow in the next three years, according to a new report and industry survey published by Dodge Data & Analytics. The World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report indicates an increase in […]

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BCI Asia & FuturArc Prize 2019

1. FuturArc Prize 2019 FUTURARC PRIZE (http://www.futurarcprize.com) seeks forward-thinking, innovative design ideas for Asia. The Competition offers a platform to professionals and students who are passionate about the environment. Through the force of their imagination it aspires to capture visions of a sustainable future. The brief for the 2019 competition is HYPER-DENSITY, ASIA.  The Asian […]

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WorldGBC – Outstanding green building leaders honoured in WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

Four highly prestigious green building projects, one leading business and an innovative female industry leader have been announced as winners of the World Green Building Council’s regional awards. The six winners, who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of Asia Pacific’s built environment, fought off competition from ten other finalists to be crowned champions of the Asia […]

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