Vietnam Green Building Council

The Vietnam Green Building Council is a non-profit organization, operating since 2007 with the aim to raise awareness and build capacity for the development of green building in Vietnam. The VGBC, together with its partners and members, have defined the first green building rating system for Vietnam– the LOTUS system. LOTUS is based on various international green building standards but also incorporate local construction codes, to suit Vietnam legal, climate and construction industry contexts. Other areas of our focus include a professional credential program (LOTUS AP), an online directory of green products and services for Vietnam market (Green Database), policy advocacy and annual events on green building.

International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) (also known, in French, as the Institut International du Froid (IIF)), is an independent intergovernmental science and technology based organisation which promotes knowledge of refrigeration and associated technologies and applications on a global scale that improve quality of life in a cost effective and environmentally sustainable manner including:

  • Food quality and safety from farm to consumer
  • Comfort in homes and commercial buildings
  • Health products and services
  • Low temperature technology and liquefied gas technology
  • Energy efficiency
  • Use of non-ozone-depleting and low global warming refrigerants in a safe manner.