The Green One UN House in Hanoi: An ecological front runner walking the talk towards the SDGs
30 September 2021
The Green One United Nations House is a product of collective vision by the UN Country Team members in Vietnam to creat shared, ‘green’ premises.
The Green One United Nations House (GOUNH) was inaugurated by the then UN Secretary-General, H.E. Ban Ki-moon and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, H.E. Pham Binh Minh and, 2 years after, was recognized as a leader of green buildings nationwide when it received the Platinum LOTUS Certification in May 2017 which is the highest national level of acknowledgement for non-residential green buildings by Viet Nam Green Building Council. In the same year obtained the ISO14001 environmental management system (EMS) certification valid for 4 years which was revalidated in 2020 extending its validity until 2023. Moreover, in the following year, September 2018, was recognized as a climate neutral building across the Asia-Pacific region by receiving the Leadership in Sustainable Design & Performance Award granted by the World Green Building Council (WGBC) Asia Pacific Region.
As of today, the GOUNH continues to apply a systematic approach towards environmental management and is constantly improving across a wide range of environmental metrics thus contributing to the environmental pillar of sustainability.