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Genesis School achieved LOTUS Gold Certification

  The Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) is pleased to announce that Genesis School has been awarded LOTUS Non-Residential V2.0 (LOTUS NR V2.0) Full Certification at Gold Level on 24th May 2019. Genesis School is the first school project initiated by Capital House Group that applied green buildings’ criteria towards the school’s mission: “Nurturing A […]

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Dong Tien Garment Factory 3 achieved LOTUS Platinum Certification

VGBC is pleased to announce that the Garment Factory 3 of Dong Tien Joint Stock Company has officially been awarded LOTUS Platinum – the highest level of LOTUS Certification. The project site includes the factory, a warehouse, a canteen and some auxiliary areas. The main products manufactured by the factory are sportswear intended for export. […]

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Green Building Codes and Building Energy Efficiency in ASEAN

Under the ASEAN-German Energy Programme for ASEAN (AGEP)–a jointly implemented project by ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)–ACE finalised the Desk Research Report on Mapping of Green Building Codes and Building Energy Efficiency in ASEAN: Towards […]

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AFD Agency of Hanoi has registered for LOTUS Certification

  Located in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, the offices of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) are oriented West-East with 2 terraces. The office organization is by division. All the offices have natural lighting through the existing fixed glass windows. Other spaces which don’t require natural light as meeting rooms, archive, IT room, pantry and sanitary […]

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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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