LOTUS Multi-Family Residential (LOTUS MFR) assesses new constructions and major refurbishments of residential buildings.

 

What buildings are eligible for LOTUS MFR certification?

LOTUS MFR can be used for all residential buildings of more than 4 floors and with multiple separate dwelling units.

 

Development of LOTUS MFR 

LOTUS MFR Pilot was published in 2015 to supersede LOTUS Residential which had been released in 2011, was outdated and was not in phase with the construction practices of the industry.

LOTUS MFR has been developed based on LOTUS NR V2.0 and adapted to suit residential buildings.

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 MFR Credits

Energy Credits

31 Points

E-PR-1 Passive Design
Prerequisite
E-PR-2 Total Building Energy Use
Prerequisite
E-PR-3 Total Building Energy Use
Prerequisite
E-1 Total Building Energy Use 14
E-2 Building Envelope
4
E-3 Natural Ventilation and Air-conditioning
6
E-4 Artificial Lighting
3
E-5 Energy Monitors
1
E-6 Lifts
1
E-7 Renewable Energy
2

Water Credits

13 Points

W-1 Water Efficient Fixtures 5
W-2 Water Efficient Landscaping
2
W-3 Water Monitoring
1
W-4 Sustainable Water Use Solutions
5

Materials Credits

9 Points

M-1 Materials Reuse 2
M-2 Materials with Recycled Content
3
M-3 Non-Baked Materials 2
M-4 Sustainable Timber & Rapidly renewable materials 2

Ecology Credits

9 Points

Eco-PR-1 Environment Prerequisite
Eco-1 Construction Environmental Management Plan
2
Eco-2 Habitat Restoration
3
Eco-3 Development Footprint
2
Eco-4 Green Roof
2

Waste & Pollution Credits

7 Points

WP-PR-1 Wastewater Treatment Prerequisite
WP-1 Refrigerants
1
WP-PR-2 Demolition and Construction Waste
Prerequisite
WP-2 Demolition and Construction Waste
2
WP-3 Waste Management
3
WP-PR-3 Light Pollution Minimization
Prerequisite
WP-4 Light Pollution Minimization
1

Health & Comfort Credits

13 Points

H-PR-1 Indoor Smoking Prerequisite
H-1 Fresh Air Supply
2
H-2 Ventilation in Wet Areas
1
H-3 Hazardous Materials
4
H-4 Daylighting
3
H-5 Thermal Comfort
2
H-6 Noise Insulation
1

Adaptation & Mitigation Credits

10 Points

A-PR-1 Flooding Resistance Prerequisite
A-1 Flooding Resistance 1
A-2 Stormwater Runoff
2
A-3 Heat Island Effect
2
A-PR-2 Green Transportation
Prerequisite
A-4 Green Transportation
3
A-5 Local Materials
2

Community Credits

6 Points

CY-PR-1 Access for People with Disabilities Prerequisite
CY-1 Community Connectivity 2
CY-2 Public Space
2
CY-3 Outdoor communal facilities for residents
2

Management Credits

12 Points

Man-PR-1 Design Stage Prerequisite
Man-1 Design Stage
1
Man-PR-2 Construction Stage Prerequisite
Man-2 Construction Stage
2
Man-3 Commissioning
4
Man-PR-3 Maintenance
Prerequisite
Man-4 Maintenance
2
Man-PR-4 Green Management
Prerequisite
Man-5 Green Management
1
Man-6 Green Awareness
2

Innovation Credits

8 Points

Inn-1 Exceptional Performance Enhancement 8 bonus points
Inn-2 Innovative Techniques/Initiatives
8 bonus points

 

 

 

LOTUS MFR Fees

Registration Fee: VND 10,000,000/project

The Assessment Fee is a one off charge (depending on the size of the project according to Table below) for the total administration process of LOTUS Provisional and LOTUS Full Certification and is bound by the Certification Agreement.

Size of the project
(by sqm of GFA)

Project Assessment Fee
(VND)

Under 5,000 sqm VND 55,000,000
from 5,001 sqm to 10,000 sqm VND 88,000,000
from 10,001 sqm  to 15,000 sqm
VND 110,000,000
from 15,001 sqm to 25,000 sqm
VND 132,000,000
from 25,001 sqm to 50,000 sqm
VND 198,000,000
from 50,001 sqm to 75,000 sqm
VND 264,000,000
from 75,001 sqm to 100,000 sqm
VND 330,000,000
Project over 100,001 sqm
VND 396,000,000
 
The above fees do not include 10% of VAT.

LOTUS MFR Pilot – Technical Manual
Version released in October 2015 (English)

LOTUS MFR Pilot – Scorecard
Version released in 2016 (bilingual English/Vietnamese)

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