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FTP University Vietnam


FPT University, Vietnam

FPT University is a private university in Vietnam. FPT university is a member of FPT Corporation – one of the units on ICT training in Vietnam located in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.

When founded in 2006, Dr. Associate Professor Truong Gia Binh, FPT Corp chairman of management board, was in charged of FPT University chairman, while Dr Le Truong Tung was the first Dean. It is the first private university to be opened in Vietnam.

Dr Le Truong Tung was in the position of FPT University Rector as will as FPT University chairman of BoD in 2011. Dr Dam Quang Minh has become FPT University Rector since September 2014, the youngest rector in Vietnam at that time. There are currently 20,000 students at FPT University studying full academic bachelor, partnership programme, postgraduate, polytechnic and high school.

Experience FPT University to the fullest by staying in our fantastic residence halls at the Hoa Lac campus, which can provide full services for about 25, 000 students. Located in the center of the campus, the newly built dormitories are close to lecture hails, library, canteen, and sports area. Classrooms are equipped with modern facilities such as air-conditioners; overhead projectors, free wifi…The canteen is very large and serves variety of food including Vietnamse and international ones. The campus centre is within walking distance for students staying in dorms.

FPT University located in Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) – FPT University Ho Chi Minh City currently is a small campus with the adequate facility. This campus has been designed to accommodate 2,000 students attending undergraduate programs.

So as to meet the increased demand in the number of new enrollments, a new modern building is under construction and will be put in to use in 2017. The architects claim the greenery will provide shade and improve air quality, reducing the campus reliance on air conditioning. They expect these semi-outdoor spaces to provide meeting, lunching and events areas for some of the 5,000 students that can occupy the campus at any one time.


Zero-energy Building

In October 2007, the Malaysia Energy Centre (PTM) successfully completed the development and construction of the PTM Zero Energy Office (ZEO) Building. The building has been designed to be a super-energy-efficient building using only 286 kWh/day. The renewable energy – photovaltaic combination is expected to result in a net zero energy requirement from the grid. The building is currently undergoing a fine tuning process by the local energy management team. Findings are expected to be published in a year.

A zero-energy building, also known as a zero net energy (ZNE) building, net-zero energy building (NZEB), or net zero building, is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site, or in other definitions by renewable energy sources elsewhere. Those buildings consequently contribute less overall greenhouse gas to the atmosphere than similar non-ZNE buildings. They do at times consume non-renewable energy and produce greenhouse gases, but at other times reduce energy consumption and green house gas production elsewhere by the same amount.

The developement of modern zero-energy buildings became possible not only through the progress made in new energy and construction technologies and techniques, but it has also been significanly improved by academic research, which collects precise energy performance data on traditional research, which collects precise energy performance data on traditional and experimental buildings and provides performance parameters for advanced computer models to predict the efficacy of engineering designs. Zero-energy buildings can be part of a smart grid.

Some advantages of these buildings are as follows:

  • Integration of renewable energy resources
  • Integration of plug-in electric vehicles
  • Implementation of zero-energy concepts


Green Building

Addressing the shortcomings of the developement in Vietnam, this campus is designed as an homage to the sustainability tenets of the university, underpinned by passive design strategy and simple modular design that shows going green can be simple.

Passive design is employed to reduce the building’s dependence on active systems so that the building is able to funtion on minimal generated backup power during blackouts. The shallow plan of the building allows plenty of nature light into the building, thus reducing the need for artificial lighting. We also planted trees within each window opening so that they can form a ‘green skin’ and adjacent lake both help to reduce the surrounding air temperature. Furthermore, the building is orientated towards the prevailing breenze for more effective cross ventilation.

The facade has been designed as simple modules that express the simplicity of sustainability design. These modules are produced on the ground level of a factory, which increases safety of the workers and reduces waste and construction duration. While the structure is built of affordable concrete construction, the prefabricated moduled allow higher quality finishing to be achieved.

The increased urbanisation and densification of Vietnamese cities are heavily affecting urban vegetation and what was once the urban population’s strong relationship with the environment. The trees and outdoor gardens in the building allow a constant connection with nature. It is hoped that this connection will help to raise awareness of the environment among students thought the constant reference and experience of a sustainable, passively designed building.



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