Union Architects’ design and build project honored LEED Gold certified.

[Hanoi, July 2023] – Union Architects, a renowned architectural design & firm, is being celebrated for their exceptional work in designing and constructing the LEED Gold certified headquarters of Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam. The achievement showcases Union Architects’ commitment to sustainable and environmentally conscious design practices.

The LEED Gold certification, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by Green Business Certification, recognizes the Bank’s headquarters as a prime example of responsible design and sustainable practices. The building, located in 29 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, has met the stringent standards set by the LEED Green Building rating system, encompassing factors such as energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, water conservation, and community engagement.

Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam’s LEED Gold certified headquarters is a testament to Union Architects’ expertise in crafting spaces that prioritize functionality while minimizing ecological impact. The design firm’s meticulous attention to detail and commitment to sustainable economic growth has resulted in a workplace that enhances employee experience and promotes a healthier environment.

“We are immensely proud to have partnered with Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam in designing their LEED Gold certified headquarters,” said Mr..Kieu Huu Khoa, Founder & CEO at Union Architects. “This achievement reflects our shared values of sustainability and responsible practices. We are dedicated to creating spaces that not only meet our clients’ needs but also contribute to a greener future.”

The headquarters’ design incorporates various innovative features, including an open-plan layout that fosters a comfortable and spacious work environment. Union Architects integrated technological advancements, sustainable lighting systems, eco-friendly materials, and real-time indoor air quality monitoring, ensuring the well-being and productivity of the bank’s employees.

Standard Chartered Bank’s LEED Gold certification aligns with their commitment to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. The bank has set ambitious targets to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from financed activities by 2050 and aims to mobilize USD 300 billion of Sustainable Finance by 2030.

“We congratulate Union Architects for their exceptional design and construction of our LEED Gold certified headquarters,” said Ms. Michele Wee, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam. “Their dedication to sustainability and their ability to create a workspace that embodies our values is truly commendable. We believe this achievement will inspire other organizations to adopt environmentally conscious design principles.”

Union Architects’ collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam for this LEED Gold certified project further solidifies their position as a leading architectural design firm committed to creating sustainable and innovative spaces.

About Union Architects:
Union Architects is a prominent architectural design & construction firm based in Vietnam. With a focus on delivering innovative and sustainable design solutions, Union Architects has built a reputation for creating exceptional spaces that exceed client expectations. Their diverse portfolio includes commercial, residential, and cultural projects, showcasing their commitment to excellence in design.

For reference in SCB website: https://av.sc.com/vn/en/content/docs/en-standard-chartered-bank-vietnam-achieves-leed-gold-certification.pdf

For more detail information about our SCB project: https://unionarchitecture.bigtrees.tech/portfolio/scb-hanoi/

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