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Environment experts call for more green buildings

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Green buildings are still rare in Viet Nam though the country is among the 10 most vulnerable in the world to climate change and sea level rise, opined environment and construction experts at a conference on energy-efficient construction organized by the Viet Nam Green Building Council and the HCM City Institute for Development Studies.

Buildings in the country use a lot of energy and this has put huge pressure on both the environment and house owners, especially in the last decade. Most of these buildings were the outcome of market demand rather than any government policy as people think building green is much more expensive than conventional.

 

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