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Vietnam Green Building Week 2019 underway in Hanoi

The Vietnam Green Building Week 2019 is taking place in Hanoi from September 23 to 27 with a wide range of activities.

On September 26, real estate developer Capital House Group committed itself to the EDGE Champion programme of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), at a ceremony in the framework of the week.

The programme is for investors applying Excellent in Design For Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) solutions for at least 80 percent of their real estate projects.

Capital House pledged that all of its next projects will be designed according to green and sustainable standards of the IFC programme.

IFC and Capital House vowed to work together in activities related to green building, such as training, holding workshops and conducting research, thus contributing to the development of energy-saving industry and low-carbon reduction.

The same day, an exhibition on green buildings and an award ceremony to honour winners of a green architecture design contest for students were held, attracting over 100 outstanding projects selected from architecture training establishments nationwide.

The events encouraged youngsters to cultivate innovative ideas that contribute to the development of green buildings in Vietnam.

Another event during the green building week was a workshop on developing green high-rise residential buildings in urban areas.

The workshop gave an opportunity for Vietnam to learn from Singapore’s experience about green buildings, materials and technologies.