On October 9, 2023, a delegation representing the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME) and a representative of the French Embassy in Hanoi visited the Nam Tu Liem campus of Genesis School (Belonging to Capital House Group). The Genesis School project was ranked first in Vietnam’s “Low Carbon Buildings and Sustainable Cities Pilot Initiative” program. The project received a sponsorship of 150,000 Euros from the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MTE), along with support and consultation, with the aim of transforming the project into an exemplary model in terms of energy efficiency and environmental impact. According to the meeting report, Genesis School successfully applied 05 construction solutions as proposed by ADEME, from lighting, ventilation, cooling system, temperature, and water saving… As a result, they have created a comprehensive quality facility that ensures energy savings (electricity and water) and meets criteria for health, convenience, and management.
Based on the calculations, these international standard solutions combined with the overall architecture of Genesis (meeting LOTUS standards) will help reduce total energy use by 53.3%, save 53.04% of water, and take advantage of 83.76% of domestic wastewater being reused for watering plants. These solutions have contributed to creating a comprehensive learning and development environment for students and are progressing to become a model that is replicated in Vietnam with support from the Ministry of Construction and ADEME organization.
Mr. Thierry Méraud (ADEME department of bilateral and regional cooperation department) shared: “This is the school built with a high level of aesthetic quality, following LOTUS standards, and well-suited to the local climate and conditions. I have observed a close collaboration between the international technical team and Vietnam, which has resulted in a Green school such as Genesis. In its operation, it is evident that the community of teachers, staff, and students has a very high level of environmental consciousness.”
From design and construction to the curriculum and operational procedures, the Genesis Education System continually strives to bring to life the declaration of being a “School of GREEN INITIATIVES”.