Ecohome 3’s high-rise residential towers consist of three towers with 2,197 green apartments for the social housing market in the Bac Tu Liem District of Hanoi. Apartments will be priced at approximately US$40,000 each, ensuring that a green home is available to all.
Ecohome 3 is being built by Capital House, a real estate investor dedicated to improving the resource efficiency of commercial buildings and social housing through energy-smart architectural design. The homes will cost Capital House an additional 1% to build, demonstrating the affordability of green design for social housing. In 2018, Capital House won the Achievement in Transformational Infrastructure: Green Buildings award from The Financial Times for their EDGE-certified property, Ecohome Phuc Loi.
Ecohome 3 has received a preliminary EDGE certificate 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, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces and common areas, lighting controls for common areas and outdoors, and solar photovoltaics.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and bathrooms, and dual flush water closets.
Conservative use of in-situ reinforced concrete slab for floor slabs and roof construction, 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.