004-SI-1 – AFD (French Development Agency) Agency of Hanoi

 

  • Rating System : LOTUS SI V1
  • Space type : Office
  • Size (GFA) : 500 m2
  • Green Consultant: AREP South-Asia

 

Located in Hanoi Lake View building, the new office of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) occupies a surface of 500 m2 and accommodates 25 full-time staff.

The project space is oriented West-East with 2 large outdoor terraces covered with vegetation. The HVAC system includes a VRV system providing cooling and heating, and a ventilation system supplying filtered fresh air to the occupied spaces. All the lighting fixtures used are LED. As for materials, bamboo flooring was installed and partitions are made with gypsum boards. Indoor environment quality is ensured with the provision of clean fresh air, the use of low-VOC paints and coatings, the installation of interior plants, the use of green cleaning products and the provision of natural lighting and views.

Green Features

• LPD value of 4.12 W/m2 representing a reduction of 62.5% compared to QCVN 09:2013/BXD requirements
• COP improvement of 12.1% compared to QCVN 09:2013/BXD requirements
• Installation of solar films on the existing windows of the building to limit solar heat gains
• Installation of MERV 15 air filters to provide clean air in the project space

Key Actors

• Owner: Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
• Architect and LOTUS Consultant: AREP South Asia

 

LOTUS SCORECARD

Certified: 26 / 75 points

ENERGY

6/ 18

WATER

0 / 6

MATERIALS

0 / 8

WASTE & POLLUTION

2 / 5

HEALTH & COMFORT

14 / 17

LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION

5 / 7

MANAGEMENT

6 / 10

INNOVATION

4 points

Pictures by Photographer Phu Si Pham