BCI Equinox Ho Chi Minh City focuses on Net Zero Carbon and Wellness
20 MAY 2022 – Sustainability proves to be an important objective for the architecture and construction industry in Vietnam, considering industry players’ enthusiasm and dedication for this topic.
With the theme of Net Zero Carbon and Wellness, BCI Equinox HCMC 2022 was held with the cooperation of Green Architecture Club HCMC and invited a line-up of industry speakers, all of whom had many years of experience focusing on sustainability.
The speakers in the afternoon session included architect Tran Khanh Trung, Chairman of Green Architecture Club HCMC and Director of TTT Architects; Le Thi Hong Na, Product Research and Development Director of Phuc Khang Corp; Joy Esther Gai Jiaz, Program Director of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) in the Asia-Pacific Region; and Phan Thu Hang, Chairman of Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC). They delivered presentations on topics of Green Building and the COVID-19 Pandemic; Health and Wellness in Construction; Net Zero Carbon Readiness Framework for Asia Pacific; and Road to Reducing Carbon Emissions in the Construction Sector.
The evening session featured two guest speakers, namely architect and interior designer Charles Gallavardin, Co-Founder of T3 Architects and Kanopya Living, who is an expert in sustainable design and building solutions alongside KS Do Huu Nhat Quang, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development of GreenViet. Their presentation topics are Bioclimatic and Low Carbon Architecture, and Carbon and Wellness Transformation.
There were four technology forums interwoven with the speakers’ presentations, which were Net Zero Approach by AGC Asia Pacific, How to Create a Sustainable Built Environment by Kingspan Insulation, Leading Green Building Trends by Saint-Gobain, and Low-Carbon Products and Sustainability by Technal.
Since this is the fifth year of Equinox being held in Vietnam, this event was expanded with an afternoon session starting at 1PM in addition to an evening session from 5:30–9PM. The audience was also expanded to include students of architecture and construction schools in Vietnam. More than 36 booths were curated and displayed in this event, showcasing products and services to visitors in addition to side activities such as a light buffet, modern dance performance, sweepstakes and lucky wheel.
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