As a part of VGBC’s raising awareness activities, VGBC and the National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE), in cooperation with Saint-Gobain Vietnam Ltd., Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Building and Industrial Construction, Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Faculty of Building Materials, had successfully organized the Green Building Training Day on April 2, 2016.

 Over 100 students, lecturers, architects, engineers and experts participated in the Green Building Training Day at the National University of Civil Engineering


The event had been planned to be an extracurricular activity for more than 100 students from NUCE, in order to raise the awareness of the future architects and engineers about green building. With the combination of theory and practice, the Training Day had given students essential knowledge so that they could enter green building market and meet the employers’ demand after graduation.

The morning session of the Training Day focused on the design process and benefits of green building, with the knowledge sharing of experts, architects and engineers about featured LOTUS-certified projects. Besides, speakers also introduced and recommended some sustainable materials in green building practices.

 Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Nam – Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Opening speech

 Mr. Vu Hong Phong – Project Manager, VGBC, Introduction of Green Building and LOTUS Certification Systems 

Mr. Nguyen Chi Tam – Design Director, HighEnd Architects, Experience sharing about green building design and LOTUS-certified projects

Mr. Nguyen Trung Kien – Director, VILANCO JSC, LOTUS Certification Consultation for Vietnam Securities Depository Project


Mr. Do Ngoc Cuong – Technical Training Manager, Saint-Gobain Vietnam Ltd.,Gyproc building materials in green building projects

The Training Day became even more exciting in the afternoon as students were divided into 8 groups to practise designing a project. After 3 hours of discussion and teamwork, groups came up with a lot of creative ideas in design and sustainable solutions to save energy, water and materials.

The Judge Committee includes deans, vice-deans and lectures from NUCE, experts from VGBC and representatives from the Vietnam Association of Civil Engineering Environment.

 VGBC Executive Director and The Judge Committee

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Muon – Deputy Secretary-General of Vietnam Association of Civil Engineering Environment


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Duc Nguyen – Vice President of Vietnam Association of Civil Engineering Environment


Finally, Team 06 won the First Prize. The team members include Vu Ngoc Son, Pham Thi Hoa, Duong Ngoc Huyen, Phung Ngoc Ha Ly, Le Minh Thuy, Dao Duy Duc, Hoang Dinh Huy, Nguyen Dang Khoa. 

 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Duc Nguyen and the winning team 

The Second and Third Prize went to Team 07 and Team 03 respectively.

 Teachers and Students of Faculty of Environmental Engineering

“This program is a great opportunity for scholars, lecturers and students to share their knowledge and experience in construction industry and particularly in green building practice. Personally, I am so happy because of the successful cooperation of the 4 faculties. For now, Faculty of Architecture and Planning is the first one to include Green Building in its curricula. I hope that it will promote the education and training of green building in Vietnam. To the students, especially those who study construction and architecture, I hope that you can develop your awareness for the sake of our country’s sustainable development. Your green ideas will help to make a green economy of a sustainable Vietnam”, said Dr. Nguyen Cao Lanh, NUCE.

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