Ecolife Capitol’s three high-rise residential towers introduced over 630 green apartments to the housing market in Ha Noi, Vietnam. To maximize energy savings and ensure occupant comfort, each of the apartments in the development are designed to maximize natural ventilation and feature low-flow plumbing fixtures, LED lighting and low-E double-glazed windows.
Ecolife Capitol 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. Ecolife Capitol 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, insulation of roof and external walls, low-E coated glass, energy-saving lighting for external and internal spaces, lighting controls for common areas and outdoor spaces and solar photovoltaics.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures for washbasins and kitchens and single flush water closets.
Cellular light weight concrete blocks for internal walls and parquet/wood block finishes for flooring.
*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.