RESOURCES

Find all the LOTUS documentation, green building and others resources available for download below:

TECHNICAL MANUALS

 

LOTUS New Construction V3 – Technical Manual

Version published on 10 May 2019

LOTUS New Construction V3 – Summary of changes from NR V2.0 and MFR Pilot

Final version published on 17 April 2019

 

LOTUS Non-Residential V2.0 – Technical Manual

Version released in June 2015

LOTUS Multi-family Residential Pilot – Technical Manual

Version released in October 2015

LOTUS Building in Operation V1 – Technical Manual

Version released in June 2017

LOTUS Homes V1 – Technical Manual

Version released in September 2017

LOTUS Interiors V1 – Technical Manual

Version released in August 2017

LOTUS Small Interiors V1 – Technical Manual

Version released in August 2017

LOTUS Small Buildings V1 – Technical Manual

Version released in September 2017

User Tools 

LOTUS Homes V1 – User Tool

Version updated on the 15/09/2018

LOTUS Small Buildings V1 – User Tool

Version updated on the 07/12/2018

LOTUS Interiors V1 – User Tool

Version updated on the 20/08/2018

LOTUS Small Interiors V1 – User Tool

Version updated on the 10/12/2018

LOTUS Guidelines – Energy Performance Calculation Method

Version updated on the 30/07/2018

 

Other Resources 

LOTUS Projects – Case Studies

Case studies of all the Certified LOTUS projects (last updated in September 2016)

LOTUS NC V3 Scorecard
LOTUS NR V2.0 Scorecard
LOTUS MFR Pilot Scorecard
LOTUS BIO V1 Scorecard
LOTUS Template – Energy and Water operational data 
LOTUS Projects: Retrospective of 2016 
Comparison of LEED, LOTUS and EDGE 
World Green Building Trends 2018 – SmartMarket Report

 

Energy Efficiency

QCVN 09:2017 BXD – National Technical Regulation on Energy Efficiency Buildings (Unofficial Translation by VGBC)
Thông tư 15/2017/TT-BXD Quy chuẩn về công trình xây dựng sử dụng năng lượng hiệu quả

 

Costs of Green Building

Costing Green: A Comprehensive Cost Database and Budgeting Methodology

Released in July 2004

Cost of Green Revisited: Reexamining the Feasibility and Cost Impact of Sustainable Design in the Light of Increased Market Adoption

Released in July 2007

GSA – LEED Cost Study: Final Report

Released in October 2004

 

Health & Comfort

WorldGBC: Healthier Homes, Healthier Planet

Released in December 2018

Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business case for Health and Wellness in Green Building

Released in April 2018

Building the Business case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices

Released in October 2016

Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices: The Next Chapter for Green Building

Released in September 2014

 

Policy Options for Green Building

Promoting Green Building in Private Development: A Strategic Assessment of Options for the Vancouver Region

Released in 2008

 

Green Schools

Foundations for Student Success: How School Buildings Influence Student Health, Thinking and Performance

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance 

Center for Green Schools – U.S. Green Building Council

 

Green Building Policies

Decision 1393/QĐ-TTg (“Quyết định 1393-TTg”), issued by the Prime Minister on 23/9/2012 (attached) on “National Green Growth Strategy”

Decision 403/QĐ-TTg (“Quyết định 403/QĐ-TTg), issued by the Prime Minister on 20/3/2014 (attached), on “Actions to implement the National Green Growth Strategy”

Decision 419/QĐ-BXD issued by Ministry of Construction on 11/5/2017 on “Plan of actions of the construction industry to implement the Green Growth Strategy”

Decision 3457/QĐ-UBND, issued by HCMC People’s Committee (“Ủy ban nhân dân Thành phố HCM”) on 28/6/2013, on “Regulating the management of urban spaces and urban architecture of the current HCMC downtown area (930ha)” 

Decision 08/2018/QĐ-UBND, issued by HCMC People’s Committee (“Ủy ban nhân dân Thành phố HCM”) on 15/03/2018, on “Regulating the Planning and Architecture of Thu Thiem New Urban Area, District 2”