005-NR-1.1-NC – Big C Green Square

 

  • Rating System : LOTUS NR V1.1
  • Building type : Retail, shopping center
  • Full Certification Date : October 2013
  • Size (GFA) : 16,804 m2
  • LOTUS AP : Green Consult Asia
  • Website : http://www.bigc.vn/
  • Address: National 1K, Dong Hoa ward, Di An town, Binh Duong province
Completed in March 2013, Big C Di An is the 1st Commercial Building to achieve both LOTUS Certification and LEED Certification (US) and is the first Big C commercial center to be certified as a Green Building, illustrating Big C’s commitment towards a more sustainable Vietnam.
 
The building possesses many green features, such as high-performance insulating envelope, reflective roofing, water efficient fixtures, low VOCs materials, permeable hardscape materials, etc. The car parking roof has been covered with 1450 m² of solar panels that produced 231,430 kWh of renewable electricity during the first year of operation. Another notable feature is the ice storage system offering a cost-effective solution for the investor. Particularly, porous concrete was used to reduce stormwater runoff and refill the underground water. 
 
Besides energy savings, the building recycles 100% of its waste water, offers a large parking space for bicycles including charging outlets for electric ones, covers and manages public pavement as a green public park benefiting Big C younger customers as well as local kids. 
 
Thanks to all these efforts, Big C became the first building in Vietnam to be awarded with LOTUS Silver Certification in October 2013.
 

GREEN FEATURES

23% of Energy use reduction

51% of Water use reduction

1450 m² of photovoltaic panels (5% of total energy use)

35% of site perviousness (porous concrete parking)

100% wastewater collected and recycled

Green Transportation Plan implemented

Public Park and Children playground for local people

 

KEY ACTORS

  • Owner: Viet Nhat Real Estate JSC – Big C
  • Architect: HighEnd Architecture
  • Engineering: Cebi Vietnam, Artelia, Phu Hung Gia, Schneider Vietnam
  • Consultant: Green Consult-Asia, Indochine Engineering

 

LOTUS SCORECARD

Silver : 87/150 points

ENERGY

13/ 34

WATER

9 / 15

MATERIALS

11 / 20

ECOLOGY

4  / 13

WASTE & POLLUTION

12 / 13

HEALTH & COMFORT

9 / 20

ADAPTATION & MITIGATION

7 / 13

COMMUNITY

6 / 10

MANAGEMENT

8 / 12

INNOVATION

8  points