Dong Tien Garment Factory 3

Trang Bom, Dong Nai


General Information

  • Rating System: LOTUS NR V2.0
  • Building type: Factory
  • Size (GFA): 16,670 m2
  • Owner: Dong Tien Joint Stock Company
  • LOTUS AP: GreenViet Consultancy Co., Ltd.


Garment Factory 3 was invested and built by Dong Tien Garment Joint Stock Company. 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.
Garment Factory 3 has integrated a wide range of energy and water saving features. Passive Design techniques were applied, including limiting west and east orientation, reducing window-to-wall ratio (only 13.29% of WWR on east/west facades) and maximizing natural ventilation for the canteen building. Low-E glazing was installed for office area with SHGC = 0.55 and corridor was used as buffer between glazed façade and office rooms to limit solar radiation through the building envelope.
In term of materials and resources, 24.27% of all building materials are recycled materials and 100% of non-structural walls are made of non-baked materials (concrete blocks).
To ensure health and comfort for the employees, all manufacturing areas are provided fresh air from exhaust fans used as part of the evaporative cooling system. Natural ventilation provides sufficient fresh air for canteen, guardhouse, medicine room, etc. Added to this, 100% paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, floorings, composite wood used are low-VOC content products. 100% of occupied area of the factory has views to the outside and 96% of occupied area has appropriate daylight, which increase occupant comfort while reducing the energy required for lighting


LOTUS Scorecard

Total Point: 90/110

LOTUS Platinum

ENERGY: 25/31

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: 12/13

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: 8 points

Innovative techniques/initiatives as well as exceptional performance enhancement

Green Features

  • Energy use reduction: 60% 60%
  • Total water use covered by rainwater and reused treated wastewater: 67% 67%
  • Reduction of water use through fixtures: 40% 40%
  • Roof & paved area limits heat island effect: 61% 61%

Solar panels generate an average of

  • Vegetated area: 26.5% 26.5%
  • Paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, floorings, composite wood with low-VOC content: 100% 100%