LOTUS CERTIFICATION FEES

(effective from 1/7/2016, updated 1/7/2019)

 

Registration fee

Registration fee is a flat fee paid up front at the time of registration. Upon successful registration, the project will:

  • be assigned a PIN (Project Identification Number)
  • get listed on LOTUS Project Directory on VGBC website
  • get access to a complete package of documentation for LOTUS certification process, including submission folder, LOTUS Management Tool, LOTUS Calculators (Water Calculator, OTTV Calculator, etc.), additional guidelines (for energy modeling and CFD simulation) and templates
  • start getting assistance from VGBC for clarification and interpretation of LOTUS credits

Registration fee table:

LOTUS Rating Program

Registration Fee (10% VAT included)

LOTUS NC v3 (New Construction)

11.000.000 VND

LOTUS BIO (Building in Operation)

11.000.000 VND

LOTUS Interiors

11.000.000 VND

LOTUS Homes

No registration fee

LOTUS Small Buildings

LOTUS Small Interiors

Assessment fee

For small-scale projects (pursuing LOTUS Homes, LOTUS Small Buildings or LOTUS Small Interiors Certification), the assessment fee is a flat fee of 16.500.000 VND (10% VAT included), paid up front before the start of assessment process. 

For larger projects (pursuing LOTUS NC v3, LOTUS BIO or LOTUS Interiors Certification), the assessment fee is based on the project size (gross floor area, GFA).

Assessment fee table for LOTUS NC v3 and LOTUS BIO (10% VAT included):

Project size

Assessment fee for LOTUS NC v3

Assessment fee for LOTUS BIO

Under 5,000 sqm

    60,500,000

48,400,000

from 5,001 sqm to 10,000 sqm

  96,800,000

72,600,000

from 10,001 sqm to 15,000 sqm 

121,000,000

90,200,000

from 15,001 sqm to 25,000 sqm 

145,200,000

107,800,000

from 25,001 sqm to 50,000 sqm 

217,800,000

156,200,000

from 50,001 sqm to 75,000 sqm 

290,400,000

204,600,000

from 75,001 sqm to 100,000 sqm 

363,000,000

253,000,000

Project over 100,001 sqm 

435,600,000

301,400,000

Assessment fee table for LOTUS Interiors (10% VAT included):

Project size

Assessment fee for LOTUS Interiors

Under 2,500 sqm

33,000,000

from 2,501 sqm to 5,000 sqm

49,500,000

from 5,001 sqm to 10,000 sqm 

66,000,000

Project over 10,000 sqm 

82,500,000

The above assessment fees cover the entire assessment process, including:

  • design review, which will result in Provisional Assessment Report and Provisional certification (if applicable)
  • as-built review
  • Site visit (where applicable)
  • credit interpretation requests and other enquiries
  • Final Assessment Report and Full Certification (if applicable)

Group Certification

  • For LOTUS Homes, LOTUS SB: A group is comprised of similar buildings (buildings with similar design and only slight differences not impacting LOTUS credits). For a group of n similar buildings, the assessment fee is: 16.500.000 VND + 1.100.000 VND * (n-1)