Pou Chen Green World Kindergarten

Hoa An, Bien Hoa, Dong Nai


General Information


  • Rating System: LOTUS NR V1.1
  • Building type: School
  • Size (GFA): 3,805 m2
  • Owner: Pouchen Co.,Ltd
  • LOTUS AP: Green Consult Asia
  • Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects


Pou Chen’s Green World Kindergarten is a project designed and constructed with the philosophy of environmental sustainability, a prototype of the sustainable education space in tropical climate. The kindergarten is home to 500 preschool children Pou Chen’s employees. The 2 storey building is designed as a continuous clover-shaped loop utilizing both an internal courtyard, a green roof and external area to maximize area for playing and outdoor learning. Passive design methods are comprehensively applied in this two-story building including a green roof, louver for shading, natural ventilation and daylighting. Besides, the project has used recycled materials, water recycling, solar water heating and other sustainable solutions.
Through the use of VGBC’s Rating Tools (LOTUS), the project identified a specific pathway to ensure that it is developed to the highest specification while retaining the lowest environmental impacts. Under LOTUS Green Building rating scheme of Vietnam Green Building Council, the project is a strong LOTUS Silver with 94 points achieved, among which are 88 credit points in different categories and 6 innovation points for significant enhancement in Energy performance, water use reduction, green roof, construction waste reuse/recycle and use of local material.


LOTUS Scorecard

Total Point: 94/150
LOTUS Silver

ENERGY: 28/34

Improve and monitor the energy consumption of a building through proper insulation, the use of natural ventilation and the installation of energy efficient equipment

WATER: 11/15

Reduce water consumption of a building through the use of water efficient fixtures, rainwater harvesting and water reuse & recycling


Reduce the use of high embodied energy materials; Maximize the use of reused & recycled materials; Encourage a wider use of prefabricated components


Protect the building environment and the ecology of the surrounding area; Assure the preservation of topsoil together with the maximization of biodiversity


Promote the reduction of waste during the construction and operation of the building, as well as encourage extensive recycling practices


Ensure a proper indoor environmental quality through maximizing daylight and open views and the optimization of the indoor air quality


Ensure that all necessary adaptation and mitigation components are integrated at the design stage of a building and to reduce the impact on the environment in terms of GHG emissions


Promote social integration of the building within its neighborhood through public consultation, respect for cultural heritage and to facilitate access for people with disabilities


Ensure that all targets set up for the various stages are competently and effectively managed throughout the project

INNOVATION: 6 points

Innovative techniques/initiatives as well as exceptional performance enhancement

Green Features

  • Energy use reduction: 40% 40%
  • Occupied area with external views: 70% 70%
  • Reduction of water use through fixtures: 40% 40%
  • Occupied area with natural ventilation: 90% 90%
  • Irrigation need covered by recycled water: 100% 100%
  • Vegetated area: 70% 70%
  • Occupied area with natural lighting: 80% 80%

"The core of any school is the knowledge to be delivered to the students, in which the facilities are just the tools to make that happen. We have put in even more effort to make sure the children going to Green World Kindergarten get the best curriculum and taught by the best teachers possible, ones that meet and exceed all the requirements set out by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam"

– Peter Tsai, Deputy Director, Sustainable Development,  Pou Chen Group