LOTUS Homes was the first streamlined LOTUS rating system developed by the VGBC. LOTUS Homes assesses all types of single-family dwellings.

 

What buildings are eligible for LOTUS Homes certification?

LOTUS Homes is designed to assess all types of single-family dwellings.

Development of LOTUS Homes

LOTUS Homes has been developed to become a simple and workable system that can be applied to houses throughout Vietnam; it was the first of the LOTUS rating systems to provide a User Tool: a complete user interface with calculations and results automatically computed.

 
VGBC warmly welcome anyone interested in helping us to review and improve the system. Please send your comments and suggestions to: certification@vgbc.org.vn.

 

 

 LOTUS Homes Fees

The Assessment Fee is a one off charge for the total administration process of LOTUS Homes Certification and is bound by the Certification Agreement.

The Assessment Fee for LOTUS Homes is 15,000,000 VND.

 
The above fee do not include 10% of VAT.

 

 

 

LOTUS Homes Credits

Energy Credits

24 Points

E-1 Passive Design
5
E-2 Building Envelope
4
E-3 Building Cooling
6
E-4 Artificial Lighting
3
E-5 Water Heating
2
E-6 Energy Efficient Appliances
3
E-7 Energy Monitor
1

Water Credits

8 Points

W-1 Water Efficient Fixtures
5
W-2 Water Efficient Landscaping
2
W-3 Drinking Water
1

Materials Credits

14 Points

M-1 Building Structure Materials 3
M-2 Non-structural Walls
3
M-3 Windows and Doors
2
M-4 Flooring Materials
2
M-5 Roofing Materials
2
M-6 Furniture
2

Health & Comfort Credits

11 Points

H-1 Fresh Air Supply
2
H-2 Ventilation in Wet Areas
1
H-3 Low-VOC Emissions
4
H-5 Daylighting
3
H-6 External Views
1

Local Environment Credits

16 Points

LE-1 Site Selection 5
LE-2 Site Design 2
LE-3 Vegetation
2
LE-4 Heat Island Effect
2
LE-5 Stormwater Runoff
1
LE-6 Flood Risk Mitigation
2
LE-7 Refrigerants
1
LE-8 Waste Management
1

Community & Management Credits

7 Points

CM-1 Design Management 1
CM-2 Construction Management
5
CM-3 Operational Management
1

Innovation Credits

4 Points

Inn-1 Exceptional Performance Enhancement 4 bonus points
Inn-2 Innovative Techniques/Initiatives
4 bonus points

 

 

LOTUS Homes Pilot – Technical Manual
Version released in June 2016 (English)

LOTUS Homes Pilot – User Tool
Version updated on the 01/12/2016 (English)

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