HCM City, Osaka discuss developing low-carbon city

Energy efficiency solutions in construction and increasing the number of green buildings were a focus of an international workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on January 16 about building a city of low-carbon emission.

Participants at the conference (Photo:VNA)

Participants chose the 21-floor Sun Wah Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, which was built in 1997, as a model to examine its consumption of electricity, temperatures, air quality and carbon emission
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Statistics from Japan showed that latest solutions in air treatment and circulation, water control, lighting and smart control can save up to 33.6 percent of energy consumption by the tower, equivalent to 1,585 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tat Thanh Cang expressed hope for an early application of low-carbon city model so that HCM City can become an eco-friendly metropolis.

Participants also pored over projects on turning organic waste from wholesale markets into methane, promoting energy efficiency in hotels by the BEMS (Building Energy Management System), and improving environment in public hospitals, among others.

A representative from the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment also reported on the city’s 2016-2020 scheme to respond to adverse effects of climate change.

The event was co-hosted by the municipal People’s Committee and authorities of Japan’s Osaka city.

Source: VNA

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