Ecohome Phuc Loi
Ecohome Phuc Loi’s two high-rise residential towers introduced 646 green apartments to the affordable housing market in the Long Bien district of Ha Noi, Vietnam. Each apartment costs around 50,000USD and is intelligently designed to maximize ventilation and natural light. It is estimated that the extra cost to build green was 1% for Ecohome, demonstrating the affordability of green design for social housing in Vietnam.
Ecohome Phuc Loi was built by Capital House, a real estate investor dedicated to improving the resource efficiency of commercial and social housing through the use of energy-smart architectural design. Ecohome Phuc Loi has received final EDGE certification from SGS Vietnam.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio; reflective paint for external walls; external shading devices; insulation of roof; insulation of external walls; energy-saving lighting for external spaces, internal spaces and common areas; lighting controls for common areas and outdoor spaces and solar photovoltaics.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets, and dual-flush water closets.
Concrete filler slab for flooring and cellular light-weight concrete blocks for internal 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.