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Marina Hill Resort has registered for LOTUS Certification

Marina Hill is a resort project located in Nha Trang city and developed by Nha Trang Green Hill Co.,Ltd. It is situated on a gentle sloping beach, and built with back leaning on hill slopes, overlooking the city and Nha Trang Bay.   Marina Hill project includes a total number of 68 villas divided in […]

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Capital House Eco Sale Centre has registered for LOTUS Certification

This project, Capital House Eco Sale Centre, is the first project registered under LOTUS Small Interiors and the third LOTUS project developed by Capital House, a real estate investor dedicated to improving the resource efficiency of commercial and social housing through the use of energy-smart architectural design. This Sale Center is designed to provide a […]

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Dong Phu Cuong Garment Factory has registered for LOTUS Certification

Dong Phu Cuong Garment Factory is invested and built by Dong Phu Cuong Garment Company Limited, located in Phu Cuong Industrial Cluster (Dong Nai). The project site includes a factory building (including office spaces), a warehouse and a canteen. The main products manufactured in the factory will be sportswear for export. The project is being […]

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Is your building green and healthy? Let us showcase it!

Better Places for People, WorldGBC’s Global Project, is launching its 2017 Expressions of Interest for case studies for a new report on green and healthy buildings. WorldGBC’s 2016 Case Study report, Building the Business Case, was a huge success, with exposure to over 3 million people, more than fifty press mentions, and over 8000 downloads. This year, WorldGBC is publishing a follow-up report, […]

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Vietnam real property oversupply dampens growth outlook

Growth in sales in the second or holiday home segment of the property market in Vietnam has garnered a lot of attention of late but its outlook remains cloudy at best—with many experts throwing up the yellow caution flag to investors.   There are approximately 36 second home property developments currently operating in Vietnam with […]

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Green One UN House achieved LOTUS Platinum Certification

Green One United Nations House (GOUNH) in Hanoi has been awarded LOTUS Platinum Certification by the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC), the highest level in the market-based green building ratings system. The certification is in recognition of GOUNH as a high performance green building enhancing the efficient use of resources through smart ecological design and […]

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Vietnam Air at ‘Danger Point’ Could Threaten Economic Revival

Vietnam is famously teeming with motorbikes that carry an air pollution double whammy: The fumes they discharge are largely unregulated, and they’re often breathed in by riders on packed city roads. And plenty of other factors are conspiring against healthy lungs in one of the most polluted and fastest-growing countries on Earth, including coal-fired power, […]

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Govt sets solar power price at 9.35 cents

HCMC – State utility Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) is required to buy all output from solar power projects connected to the national grid at VND2,086 per kWh (9.35 U.S. cents), excluding value-added tax, according to a new decision of the Prime Minister. The price might be changed based on the exchange rate, says the Prime […]

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The Zero Tool is Here!

The Zero Tool calculates fossil fuel energy consumption for existing buildings and new building designs, and normalizes a building’s performance for comparison to reduction targets and other buildings. Architecture 2030 introduces the Zero Tool, a free innovative online application that allows architects, designers, engineers, building owners and managers, and policymakers to calculate building energy consumption […]

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