Recommendations for the Design of an Energy-Efficient and Indoor Comfortable Office Building in Vietnam

  • Ngo Hoang Ngoc DungEmail author
  • Nguyen Trung Kien
Part of the Energy, Environment, and Sustainability book series (ENENSU)


The practice of energy efficiency to buildings requires a variety of interdisciplinary actions which are related to aspects of architecture and building services. To office buildings, it is more complicated for the fulfillment of energy efficiency and indoor comfort as such buildings’ designs are normally oriented in a way that creates mechanically air-conditioned spaces. In the context of Vietnam whose climate feature is classified as of humid tropical zone, the issue may become more serious and there is a need to look for new improvement in terms of architecture- and building service-related activities. The article provides an overview of actual situation of energy consumption and indoor conditions of office buildings in major cities of Vietnam, and, from the perspective of architectural and technical design, it gives ideas in aim of improving the energy efficiency and indoor comfort applied to the design concept of office buildings.


Building energy efficiency Building energy simulation Office building design Climatic features of Vietnam 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National University of Civil EngineeringHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Vilandco CompanyHanoiVietnam

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