LOTUS Small Buildings (LOTUS SB) assesses new constructions and major refurbishments of non-residential buildings with a GFA of less than 2,500 sqm.

What buildings are eligible for LOTUS SB certification?

LOTUS SB can be used for all types of non-residential buildings that have a GFA lower than 2500 sqm.

Development of LOTUS SB

LOTUS SB Pilot was published in October 2016 with the aim to provide a simplified/streamlined version of LOTUS for small projects. LOTUS SB has been updated in September 2017 with the release of LOTUS SB V1.

LOTUS SB has been developed based on LOTUS Homes and adapted to suit non-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 SB Fees

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

The Assessment Fee for LOTUS Small Buildings is 15,000,000 VND.

 
The above fee do not include 10% of VAT.

 

LOTUS SB Credits

Energy Credits

22 Points

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

12 Points

H-1 Fresh Air Supply
2
H-2 Ventilation in Wet Areas
1
H-3 CO2 monitoring
1
H-4 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 Flood Risk Mitigation
1
LE-6 Stormwater Runoff
2
LE-7 Refrigerants
1
LE-8 Dedicated Recycling Storage Area
1

Community & Management Credits

8 Points

CM-1 Design Management 1
CM-2 Construction Management
3
CM-3 Construction Management
3
CM-4 Access for People with Disabilities
1

Innovation Credits

4 Points

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

Downloads

LOTUS Small Buildings V1 – Technical Manual
Version released in September 2017 (English)

LOTUS Small Buildings V1– User Tool
Version updated on the 19/09/2016 (English)

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