22 Apr

In 2017, Deutsches Haus in Ho Chi Minh City will become the most energy-efficient green premium office building in Vietnam

Wednesday, 22 April, 2015


Energy used by buildings accounts for most of a city's carbon emissions—as much as 80%. Nearly half of the world’s energy consumption is a result of cooling, heating and ventilating buildings, while construction work is responsible for more than half of the globe’s resources consumption. Addressing these significant levels of consumption is becoming increasingly urgent with greenhouse gas emissions expected to double by 2030, with emerging markets among key-contributors to this increase.

To underline the dramatic increases in power-consumption among developing countries, Vietnam posted a four-fold increase in just a decade to 2008 according to World Bank data, and now faces significant power-shortage issues as Vietnam’s economy continues to accelerate, and so does its energy use by 15% year-on-year.

To reliably meet Vietnam's growth goals, the country's power generation capacity requires a quadruple increase—from 14 gigawatts (GW) in 2009 to 54 GW in 2030. To achieve this economic growth without a corresponding increase in greenhouse gas emissions, it becomes critical to implement climate resilient, low-carbon, and efficient measures.

Among the country’s biggest energy-users is the building-sector which accounts for about 20%, while the construction-industry overall accounts for 36% of the nation’s total annual energy consumption. Therefore, the sector’s improved energy-efficiency is vital to help save energy in Vietnam.

While Ho Chi Minh City is planning to reduce its carbon emissions by nearly 300 metric tons by 2016 and plans to become a green city, it has only a very limited number of internationally certified energy-efficient buildings and what is striking is that even the most iconic newly developed modern office buildings are far from being in any way energy-efficient.      

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City, a symbol of the strategic partnership between Germany and Vietnam, is a pioneering premium grade 25-storey office tower building which consists of approximately 30,000 net square meters of prime office real estate, scheduled for grand-opening in Q3/2017 in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. It will become the new benchmark in terms of energy-efficiency and green building standards.

The design takes into account the underlying urban development conditions and planning specifications of the site on the corner of Le Duan Street and Le Van Huu Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Its striking presence unites high technical German building qualities with timeless elegance.

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City presents itself to the city as a transparent and inviting building with a cost-effective design, low energy consumption, the use of ecological building materials, combined with the latest German technologies, and coupled with a high degree of sustainability, including the installation of photovoltaic equipment and panels to generate renewable energy. 

One of the key features is the double façade which reflects the latest of German technology. It is a first in Vietnam and South East Asia and serves to emphasise the energy-saving structure under the climatic conditions of Vietnam.

Consequently, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City aims to be the premier green office building in Ho Chi Minh City, aiming for the LEED Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and DGNB Silver certification, the German equivalent. Already today, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany has awarded Deutsches Haus in Ho Chi Minh City the distinction “Energy Efficiency - Made in Germany".

“We are very proud to develop with “Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City” a new icon and trend-setter for the skyline of Ho Chi Minh City in terms of applying sustainable, green energy-efficient designs, materials, and technological solutions. On average, certified energy-efficient buildings generate 35% fewer green house gas emissions, are less expensive to operate, and are more attractive to tenants and the health and well-being of their employees who work there. This leads not only to a higher wellness factor but also to increase productivity of employees at their workplace.

Improving the energy efficiency of an office-building can result in energy savings of more than 50 % – which benefits not only our future tenants but also contributes to the national strategy on climate change and that Ho Chi Minh City will become a green city one day.” Elmar Dutt, Senior Director Marketing & Communication of Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City, states.       


About Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City:

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City is a pioneering premium grade office tower strategically located on the corner of Le Duan Street and Le Van Huu Street in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

The 25-storey building consists of approximately 30,000 net square meters of prime office real estate and is expected to be completed in the 3rd Quarter of 2017.

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City has all modern state-of-the-art facilities and services one would expect from a centrally located premium grade office building.

The building will be home to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, making it the destination for German companies and promoting German and Vietnamese relations.

Modern German technology coupled with a high degree of sustainability will provide innovative commercial office space of exceptional quality.


For questions and further information please contact:

Ms. Nguyen Anh Que Chi
Executive Assistant Manager Marketing & Communications
Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt Ltd.
120 Pasteur Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Phone: +84 28 3821 9309
Fax: +84 28 3821 9312



Tel: +84 (0) 28 3821 9309

Fax: +84 (0) 28 3821 9312


33 Le Duan Blvd.

Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Ho Chi Minh City



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