Honouring Green Buildings Ceremony

In order to motivate the sustainable development tendency for a Greener Vietnam, for a Greener World, at 5.30 pm on 13/03/2014, NS BlueScope Vietnam held a Honouring Green Buildings Ceremony at Intercontinental Hotel, at the corner of Le Duan – Hai Ba Trung, District 1, HCMC.

The ceremony officially honours 9 buildings get Green Building(*) which use Clean Colorbond® Thermatech® products provided by NS BlueScope Vietnam. Especially, 4 of the 9 buildings are holding LEED standard certificate issued by the USA.

Green Building is becoming a modern trend and not so difficult to apply in reality. Not only friendly to the environment, Green Building is also a solution for companies raise their reputation, competitive position, earn more profit and ensure the sustainable development as well as society responsibility.

The introduction of LEED standard (issued by USGBC – US Green Building Council – USA) – is currently considered as the basic standard to evaluate Green Building and accepted around the world. When a construction is certificated with LEED certificate, that construction is designed and built based on standards that improve efficiency, saving energy, good sewage disposal system, reduce CO2 emissions, increase living quality, resource management….

NS BlueScope Vietnam, with the responsibility to our society, we researched and introduced many eco-friendly products, especially Clean Colorbond® Thermatech® steel.

Clean Colorbond® Thermatech® is a eco-friendly product because it can improve Solar Reflectance Index (SRI). Clean Colorbond® Thermatech® proud to be a modern technology for Green Building with superior characteristics: decrease roof temperature up to 60C, save 15% energy, save operating cost, improve urban heat island effect. Moreover, Clean Colorbond® Thermatech® products by NS BlueScope help construction qualified for LEED certificate.

Besides, at the ceremony, we invited speaker from TUV SUD PSB (Singapore), Miss Wah Wah Myint Thu is a top consulting specialist and she shared everything about the Green Building and LEED standard,… Especially, Miss Wah Wah also presented about the pay-back period of Green Buildings through example of roof material in Green Building design. We hope that after the ceremony, representative of 200 from domestic and international designing companies, contractors and investors will find interesting information to figure out best solutions for the upcoming Green Building construction.

Architecture Nguyen Van Tat – Vice President of Association of Architects very appreciated the role of the Green Building in architect design in Vietnam recently. He is also interested in the important role of eco-friendly material in Green Building standard.

In this event, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Diem – Director of Coca-Cola Vietnam Supply Chain shared Coca-Cola Vietnam’s business strategy that minimize the effect to environment, increase capacity and reduce cost. In her speech, Mrs Diem also mentioned about Clean Colorbond® Thermatech® products as a material solution that save energy to cool down plants of Coca Cola HCM Site Master Plan Project.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT NS BLUESCOPE GROUP

Joint venture NS BlueScope Coated Products established on 3/2013 between BlueScope Steel Group from Australia and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC), headquarter in Singapore. The joint venture initially valued at 1.36 billion US dollar. This value has raised double based on current market price.

Main products are coated rolled coils and structural construction steels, sale in Southeast Asia and North America. The total employees of this joint venture is more than 3,000 people with 29 plants at 7 countries.

Combine the power of 2 top steel group has created a significant turn in Steel industry: BlueScope Steel Group brings to the joint venture a long lasting history with more than 45 years operating in Asian steel industry with popular brand such as Clean Colorbond® and Zincalume®, distribution system and long-term relationship with customers in this market. Meanwhile, NSSMC Group is currently no.2 biggest steel maker in the world and is one of the most steel groups with modern technology and superior products. This combination is also a result of 40-year corporation between 2 groups that deeply understand each other business strategy and technology.

In Vietnam, since 1993, NS BlueScope Vietnam (former known as BlueScope Steel Vietnam) has provided products for many constructions such as: Metro supermarket chain, Vinamilk plants, Honda Vietnam factories, Noi Bai Airport,…. From the success of big construction, in 2005, NS BlueScope Vietnam invested 105 million US dollar to build plant with latest and modern technology in Southeast Asia to serve the increasing needs of Vietnamese market.