An Approach to Sustainable Architecture for Office Buildings in Vietnam

By Viet Tuan Do, Alan N. Young, Behzad Sodagar and Philip Hyde.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This paper describes the development of a design tool using at the early stages of architectural design for energy efficient commercial buildings in Vietnam.

Keywords: Sustainability, Sustainable Architecture, Low-energy Architecture, Environmental Performance, Computer Simulation, Design Tool, Commercial Building

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.51-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.270MB).

Viet Tuan Do

Viet Tuan Do is a research associate at Lincoln School of Architecture, United Kingdom. He is currently working at the London office of Atelier Ten Ltd, an international consulting company which has delivered many successful sustainable design projects in the UK, Europe, and the US. Before going to England, he had years of experience in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable architecture in Vietnam, working with The Deringer Group Inc (USA), OVE (Denmark), and Vietnam Ministry of Construction. Being the first Vietnamese awarded an E7 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarship from leading electricity companies of the G7 nations, he came to London in 2003 for a postgraduate degree. He received a Masters degree in Environmental Design in 2004 from University of London (The Bartlett School of Architecture, Building, Environmental Design and Planning at UCL) with a dissertation analysing energy efficient design features and presenting the development of a design tool to assist sustainable design in commercial buildings in Vietnam.

Dr Alan N. Young

Dr Alan Young is currently responsible for the MSc Built Environment: Environmental Design and Engineering course at The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies (University College London), which deals with the design and operation of environmentally-friendly and healthy buildings. After completing a BSc in physics (at Queen's, Belfast) and a PhD in physical chemistry (at Cambridge), he switched to the building industry and worked in the building services sector as an air conditioning design engineer, before taking up an academic job at the Bartlett. Recent research has included work on design guidelines for healthy environments in air conditioned and naturally ventilated commercial buildings and on carbon monoxide levels and ventilation strategy in housing. Current research work, funded by the EPSRC, is reviewing the current and expected future role of residential air conditioning in the UK's carbon reduction targets.

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