GREEN BUILDING

Green Building has become a revolution in the construction industry, aligning with the global Sunstainable Development Goals. World Green Building Council (WGBC) defines Green Building as a Building that can minimize negative impacts and can provide positive impacts on our climate and natural environment during its design, construction and/or operation stages.

Nowadays, there are several Green Building standards with different evaluation criteria in the world, but all of them are based on 5 main elements: energy, sustainable sites, materials and resources, water and indoor air quality​.

5 CATEGORIES OF GREEN BUILDING

BENEFITS OF GREEN BUILDING

As the criteria are built to evaluate a construction project from design stage to completion and operation, green buildings have brought about great and diverse benefits. These benefits can be divided into 3 main categories: Environment, Economy, and Society.

BENEFITS OF GREEN BUILDING - ENVIRONMENT

Green Building solutions such as using solar energy, natural lighting, and means of public transportation, will increase energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions, thereby contributing to environmental protection. Specifically:

BENEFITS OF GREEN BUILDING - ECONOMY

Cost savings in the operation process can be deemed the main economic advantage that a Green Building can bring, alongside other benefits such as enhancing building value and increasing productivity. Specifically:

Environmental pollution, global warming and climate change are the topics of great concern for the community. Finding a safe and comfortable living and working space is an essential need. On the other hand, buoyant real estate market and the tendency of increasing interest in health and healthy lifestyles are the motivators for investors to search for a new direction: constructing projects according to Green Building standards!

BENEFITS OF GREEN BUILDING - SOCIETY

Besides the environmental and economic benefits for investors and users, green buildings also bring great benefits for the public such as:

GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATIONS IN VIETNAM

In Vietnam, there are 6 Green Building rating systems currently in use: