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HausNeo secures IFC green certification

Released at: 11:22, 13/08/2019

HausNeo secures IFC green certification

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HCMC apartment project awarded IFC's EDGE certification for green buildings.

by Doanh Doanh

The HausNeo Apartment Project, developed by the EZ Land Vietnam Development JSC, has been awarded the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s EDGE certification for its excellence in design for green buildings. The award was presented by Mr. Philippe Le Houérou, IFC Chief Executive in Ho Chi Minh City.

IFC’s EDGE, which stands for Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies, is a building resource efficiency certification system created for emerging markets such as Vietnam. It provides developers with technical solutions for going green, with cost effective and efficient designs to create affordable, environmentally-friendly buildings. EDGE’s rating system guarantees savings of at least 20 per cent in energy and water use, as well as building materials, while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

“Green building standards can make a big difference for the planet,” said Mr. Le Houérou. “Today’s buildings generate 19 per cent of the world’s energy-related greenhouse gases and consume 40 per cent of electricity. By 2050, the built environment is expected to double due to population growth and urbanization. Most of that will come in emerging markets such as Vietnam, which is why programs like EDGE are so important.”

“There are signs of increasing awareness of the value of going green in the Vietnamese market,” said EZ Land CEO Olivier Do Ngoc Dung. “People are attracted by the savings they can achieve through lower utility bills and by the unique green features of EDGE-certified buildings. This EDGE certification will further help raise people’s awareness and shows the sustainable value of EZ Land through our first apartment project - HausNeo.”

Through adopting EDGE-enhanced features such as reduced window-to-wall ratios, external shading devices, energy-efficient lighting, low-flow faucets, and lower embodied energy materials, HausNeo is expected to achieve reductions of 29 per cent in energy, 32 per cent in water, and 47 per cent in embodied energy in materials.

EZ Land has committed to becoming an EDGE Champion by adopting EDGE green features to its entire building portfolio.

In Vietnam for five years, EZ Land is known as a visionary, quality real estate developer with a vision to help young families open the door to home ownership. Backed by European funding and with experience in real estate investment and business, EZ Land is targeting to build 3,000-5,000 apartment units in the next three to five years. Featuring HausNeo, EZ Land not only provides quality apartment projects at an affordable price, it also invites residents to embrace the best of contemporary living.

Located in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 9, HausNeo is comprised of a pair of 18-story blocks with 568 units totaling 43,467 sq m.

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