VGBC is delighted to announce the official release of two LOTUS systems for Interior spaces: LOTUS Interiors V1 and LOTUS Small Interiors V1.
The 2 systems aim to encourage efficient design (including energy and water efficiency), encourage the use of sustainable building materials and create better internal spaces for occupants.
Interior fit out projects
Both systems are designed to assess all types of single use or mixed-use fit-out projects:
- office spaces
- retail spaces (supermarkets, shops, etc.) and restaurants
- hotels and hospitality spaces (spaces dedicated to businesses within the service industry that provide transitional or short-term lodging)
- educational facilities
- health facilities including clinics, etc.
LOTUS Interiors vs. LOTUS Small Interiors
The difference between the 2 systems is that only small-scale projects (gross floor area lower than 1,000 sqm and/or limited fit-out activities) are eligible for LOTUS Small Interiors (more details can be found on LOTUS Small Interiors web page).
LOTUS Small Interiors has been developed with the aim to provide a simplified and streamlined version of LOTUS Interiors for small-scale projects. It maintains a holistic approach but a number of differences in the certification process and the requirements for compliance makes certification at an appropriate level of difficulty:
- Single fee of 15,000,000 VND for the whole certification process
- One Pre-assessment Stage available to provide guidance to projects
- No prerequisites (mandatory requirements) included
- User Tool provided to projects: a ready-to-use tool offering a complete overview of the rating system, performing calculations and showing all results achieved
- Simplified evidence to submit for assessment with a non-exhaustive list of acceptable documents (photos, invoices, receipts, etc.)
Certifying your project with LOTUS will provide you with the following benefits:
- Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability with a third-party certification
- Save operating costs
- Create a more comfortable and healthy space to live in
- Increase the value of your building
Should you have any queries, please contact LOTUS Certification Team at email@example.com.
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