E.Town 5 is one of five office buildings on the E.Town campus, which is located in the Tan Binh District of Ho Chi Minh City. The resource-efficient building will provide a comfortable work environment, while also reducing operating expenses with a lower carbon footprint.
The building contains 17 floors and saves a significant amount of water, up to nearly 50 percent, with the help of low-flow faucets and water-efficient bathrooms. Other features include an energy-efficient air conditioning system with a water-cooled chiller, limited glazing with thermal properties, and energy-saving lighting with occupancy sensors. These features will help the building save up to 664.3 tCO2 per year.
E.Town 5 is developed by Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Corporation (REE), a company operating primarily in mechanical and engineering consulting services. Since 1977, the company has embraced modern and innovative design, while also considering its environmental impact. E.Town 5 has received final EDGE certification from SGS Vietnam.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, insulated roof and external walls, low-E coated glass, energy-efficient air conditioning with water cooled chiller, variable frequency drives in air handling units, variable speed drive pumps, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, energy-saving lighting, controlled lighting and occupancy sensors and solar photovoltaics.
Low-flow faucets, dual flush for water closets and water-efficient urinals.
Controlled use of concrete for floor slabs, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls and ferrocement wall panels for external walls.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.