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Vietnam works to improve the energy efficiency of its buildings.

September 2012

To support Vietnam’s goals for improved energy efficiency in the buildings sector, the EC-LEDS program provides technical assistance to strengthen energy efficiency building codes in the country. An EC-LEDS program team reviewed Vietnam’s current energy code to identify opportunities for improvement and recommend code revisions based on U.S. and global experience. Additionally, 30 participants from Vietnam's Ministry of Construction and local energy-sector partners attended a training on tools and methods to evaluate energy efficiency opportunities for buildings.

As total emissions across the country continue to grow, these efforts help Vietnam implement effective energy efficiency measures and strengthen its capacity in this area. These efforts also support a national priority for Vietnam—providing affordable and reliable energy for continued economic growth.

To reliably meet Vietnam's growth goals, the country's power generation capacity requires a quadruple increase—from 14 gigawatts (GW) in 2009 to 54 GW in 2030. For achieving this economic growth without a corresponding increase in greenhouse gas emissions, it becomes critical to implement climate resilient, low-carbon, efficient approaches.

Over the last decade, the government of Vietnam's accomplishments include:

  • Promoting the adoption of energy efficiency measures by consumers
  • Developing standards for improved energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings
  • Setting specific national energy efficiency targets. 

Learn more about EC-LEDS program activities in Vietnam.