004-NR-1.1-NC – Pou Chen Green World Kindergarten

  • Rating System : LOTUS NR V1.1
  • Building type : School
  • Full Certification Date : December 2013
  • Size (GFA) : 3,805 m2
  • LOTUS AP : Green Consult Asia
  • Website : N/A

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.

 
GREEN FEATURES

40% of energy use reduction
40% reduction of water use through fixtures
70% of total site area is vegetated
100% of occupied area have external views
90% of occupied area is naturally ventilated
100% irrigation need covered by recycled water
80% net occupied area is naturally lighted

 

KEY ACTORS

Owner: Pouchen Co.,Ltd
Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Consultant: GreenConsult-Asia

 

LOTUS SCORECARD

Silver : 94/150 points

ENERGY

28 / 34

WATER

11 / 15

MATERIALS

6 / 20

ECOLOGY

6  / 13

WASTE & POLLUTION

13 / 13

HEALTH & COMFORT

9/ 20

ADAPTATION & MITIGATION

8 / 13

COMMUNITY

4 / 10

MANAGEMENT

3 / 12

INNOVATION

6  points