GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION IN VIETNAM
GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS
Green Building Certification Systems (such as LOTUS, LEED, Green Mark, etc.) are necessary to evaluate if a building is a green building or not.
A Green Building Certification System is a framework for:
benchmarking building performance
assuring third party verification of environmental credentials
encouraging integrated building design and construction
meeting legal obligations
MAIN DIFFERENCES AMONG THE SYSTEMS
LEED: Holistic green building certification system, developed in the US and particularly suitable for projects seeking international recognition. LEED requirements are more adapted to developed green building markets rather than developing markets.
LOTUS: Holistic green building certification system developed in Vietnam. LOTUS requirements are tailored to adapt to Vietnamese construction practices, regulations and climatic conditions, which makes LOTUS easier to implement.
EDGE: A certification system focusing only on Energy, Water and Embodied Energy of Materials, particularly suitable for projects that want to minimize their use of resources.
Green Mark: Green building certification system, developed in the Singapore. Green Mark requirements are more adapted to developed green building markets rather than developing markets.
CUMULATIVE NUMBER OF REGISTERED GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS
LOTUS CERTIFICATION SYSTEM
Cumulative number of LOTUS projects
Number of LOTUS Projects by Type
References: VGBC, USGBC, SGBC and IFC