(Effective from July 1st 2016, updated August 15th 2023)


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 (VAT not included)
LOTUS NC v3 (New Construction) 10,000,000 VND
LOTUS BIO (Building in Operation) 10,000,000 VND
LOTUS Interiors 10,000,000 VND
LOTUS Homes 1,000,000 VND
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 14,000,000 VND (VAT not 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 (VAT not included):

Project size

Assessment fee for LOTUS NC v3

Assessment fee for LOTUS BIO

Under 5,000 sqm

  55,000,000 VND

44,000,000 VND

from 5,001 sqm to 10,000 sqm

  88,000,000 VND

66,000,000 VND

from 10,001 sqm to 15,000 sqm 

110,000,000 VND

82,000,000 VND

from 15,001 sqm to 25,000 sqm 

154,000,000 VND

112,000,000 VND

from 25,001 sqm to 50,000 sqm 

198,000,000 VND

142,000,000 VND

from 50,001 sqm to 75,000 sqm 

264,000,000 VND

186,000,000 VND

from 75,001 sqm to 100,000 sqm 

330,000,000 VND

230,000,000 VND

Project over 100,001 sqm 

396,000,000 VND

274,000,000 VND

Assessment fee table for LOTUS Interiors (VAT not included):

Project size

Assessment fee for LOTUS Interiors

Under 2,500 sqm

30,000,000 VND

from 2,501 sqm to 5,000 sqm

45,000,000 VND

from 5,001 sqm to 10,000 sqm 

60,000,000 VND

Project over 10,000 sqm 

75,000,000 VND

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)