Song Duong River Surface Water Treatment Plant
In a city that faces frequent shortages of clean water, the Song Duong River Surface Water Treatment Plant provides a solution. The plant is part of Hanoi’s vision to supply clean water to all citizens by 2030. With the first phase of the plant already in operation, the city has several expansions planned that will significantly increase the capacity of the plant over time, ultimately providing water to nearly three million people. The plant filters water from the Duong River, then treats and funnels it into the largest water supply network in Vietnam, totaling more than 70 kilometers of pipes.
Hanoi hopes that this new water treatment plant will contribute to the development of the city and improve the quality of life for its residents. To ensure sustainable development, the city built the plant’s dormitory facilities to conserve natural resources. These green features also provide economic benefits, reducing operational costs by nearly half. The Song Duong River Surface Water Treatment Plant has received final EDGE certification from SGS Vietnam.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, external shading devices, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets and water-efficient urinals.
Controlled use of concrete for floor slabs and roof construction and cored bricks with plaster on both sides for internal and 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.