On October 18, the launch ceremony of the competition "Selecting potential green buildings in Binh Dinh province" took place in Quy Nhon city.
The event was organised by Binh Dinh Department of Construction, in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Vietnam Green Building Week 2022 took place on October 13 and 14 in Ho Chi Minh City, and was considered a successful forum in promoting dialogue and multi-dimensional cooperation between policymakers and other participants in the construction field.
The event saw the participation of more than 12,000 industry insiders, from project developers, investors, consultants, architects and design experts, and suppliers of building materials, equipment, and technology.
|The launch ceremony of the competition "Selecting potential green buildings in Binh Dinh province" |
In parallel with the event, the People's Committee of Binh Dinh Province, Binh Dinh's Department of Construction, in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation, launched Vietnam's first competition on green building design. In response to green building activities worldwide, the event aims to create a driving force for the development of green buildings in the country while raising awareness of the immense benefits of sustainable construction.
|Le Anh Son, deputy director of Binh Dinh Department of Construction, speaking at the event |
Speaking at the event, Le Anh Son, deputy director of Binh Dinh Department of Construction, noted that an economical and efficient construction industry, in terms of resources and energy, would be the decisive solution for the country's energy demand challenge.
“The construction industry typically accounts for about 40 per cent of total energy consumption and 25 per cent of total annual water consumption, in which 80 per cent of energy consumption is in the operation stage of the building,” Son said. “The concept of 'green building,' which has been researched expansively in the past few years, should be the product of a construction process that considers its impact on the environment and the building's efficiency throughout its life cycle.”
Son added that the department has collaborated with the IFC to promote the efficient use of energy in construction in the province through staff training and implementation of various technical solutions following international standards.
|Nguyen Cong Thinh, deputy director of the Department of Science, Technology & Environment under the Ministry of Construction, speaking at the event |
Nguyen Cong Thinh, deputy director of the Department of Science, Technology & Environment under Ministry of Construction, assessed that compared to the overall efforts in the country, Binh Dinh province had taken pioneering steps in greenifying its construction.
“Vietnam is still behind in green construction compared to countries in the region. However, the past few years have seen positive progress from both authoritative agencies and developers in this effort,” Thinh said.
In alignment with the government's commitment to reduce emissions, the construction industry is implementing various solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the production of building materials and reducing energy consumption in the construction industry.”
To date, Binh Dinh province has two projects that have received the EDGE certificate for green building standards, namely Ecolife Riverside and Simona Heights, both in Quy Nhon city. Over the past 10 years, the number of certified green buildings in Vietnam is currently 233, with a total area of about six million square metres.
The contest will result in three awarded works that meet environmental standards in line with the sustainable development trend. For more information about the contest, contact Binh Dinh Department of Construction at 32 Ly Thuong Kiet, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh province.
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