On April 26, the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) had successfully held the workshop “Energy Modelling – Application in Green Building Design” in Ho Chi Minh City. The event attracted over 100 participants, including architects, engineers and building practitioners from across Vietnam and overseas. The workshop enjoyed the contributions of several speakers, who are energy professionals from IESVE Singapore Pte ltd., Boydens Engineering, Indochine Engineering, Artelia Vietnam.

The workshop offered In-depth understanding of energy modelling in green building design through the knowledge sharing about passive design, examples and experiences of application in projects as well as energy modelling software. It was also a great opportunity for project owners, contractors, architects, engineers and others to meet and share their knowledge. This workshop is the first one of VGBC technical event series in 2016.

Hội thảo "Ứng dụng mô phỏng năng lượng trong thiết kế công trình xanh" năm 2016

“Energy Modelling Application in Green Building Design” Workshop 2016

In the opening session, Mr. Pedro Marques, a Building Performance Consultant from Boydens Engineering, had a presentation on “Dynamic Simulations in Passive Design”. He explained the theory of dynamic simulations, passive design and the application in the United Nations International School of Hanoi project. According to Pedro Marques, dynamic simulations enable the optimization of the design to minimize the energy consumption and the cooperation of different units in the design stage is of great importance.


Mr. Pedro Marques – a Building Performance Consultant from Boydens Engineering

Mr. Jimmy Lee, Senior Application Manager of IESVE Singapore Pte ltd, made a speech about “Simulation usage for Building Sustainability”. He started by illustrating the construction industry environmental impacts, green building trend, cost and benefits and introduced the rating systems in Vietnam and around the world. Finally, he talked about the simulation process and advantages of using simulation software.

Mr. Jimmy Lee – Senior Application Manager of IESVE Singapore Pte ltd


After a short break, the workshop went on with the sharing of Mr. Le Ngoc Ho, Director of Indochine Engineering, who had several years of MEP design and construction management experience. His talk highlighted the advantages of energy modelling application in green building design of Vietnam-based projects, including President Place, BigC, Vietnam Moc Bai, VietinBank and German House.

Mr. Le Ngoc Ho – Director Indochine Engineering 

Thereafter, Mr. Patrick Bivona, Green Building and Energy Efficiency Consultant at Artelia Group, changed the atmosphere with his talk about “The cooperation between designer and energy modelling in projects”. He shared the experience from projects including French International School, Exim Bank Tower and DBW Garment Factory. According to him, the designer and energy modellers should share the information and work together from the beginning of design stage.


Mr. Patrick Bivona – Green Building and Energy Efficiency Consultant at Artelia Group 

The case study of IESVE project, with the presentation of Jimmy Lee, had ended the second session of the workshop.

The Q&A session lasted for 20 minutes, which is also the end of the event. Participants took this chance to ask the speakers related questions. Questions could also be sent to the following VGBC email: [email protected].



Mr. Huynh Trung Hieu – Senior Enviromental Engineer of Indochine Engineering was answering questions.

The VGBC would like to express its special thanks to Diamond Sponsor IESVE Pte ltd., Silver Sponsor Sika Ltd. (Vietnam), guest speakers from Boydens Engineering, Artelia Vietnam, Indochine Engineering, Media partner Ashui, Architecture Journal of Vietnam Architects’ Association, Ho Chi Minh City Green Architect Club, and participants for their support in this event. We hope that the workshop had provided valuable knowledge and experience to the participants and somehow contributed to the development of green building trend in Vietnam


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