Our Dedication to Environmental Sustainability
In order to ensure your child’s health and safety, we are continuously monitoring the Air Quality Index (AQI) and have filtration systems in place to keep the AQI numbers inside our buildings at a desirable level. On top of this effort, we are dedicated to reducing our school’s environmental footprint and encourage our students to be conscious of their everyday actions which can affect the environment.
Well-known as a “green” school, we are extremely proud to be the only LOTUS & LEED Certified school in Vietnam!
Recognized by the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) in 2019, we received the LOTUS Non-Residential V2.0 (LOTUS NR V2.0) Full Certification at Gold Level for our Building B. On top of this, our Building A is recognized as LEED Silver.
“Concordia is the only green school in Vietnam awarded with LEED Silver and LOTUS GOLD status. I think that Concordia’s primary focus on eco-friendliness regarding its architecture shows that our school has sincere concern and consideration for students who use the building.” - Jinseo, Concordia student
Find out more about our LEED & LOTUS Certification here.
In addition to the LOTUS certification, we’re also known for other initiatives and accolades such as:
🍃 Being 1 of 3 finalists for a Eurocham sustainability award in 2017.
🍃 Receiving a Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) National Sustainability Award in 2021.
🍃 Partnering with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and GIZ in their Small Enterprise Energy Efficiency (SEEG) program in 2021.
🍃 Maximizing natural light while minimizing heat intake throughout our buildings. This, combined with LED lighting and motion sensors, reduces electricity use.
🍃 Using non-toxic materials throughout the facilities: Our exterior cladding uses composite recycled wood, sustainable wood for our gym floor from Malaysia.
🍃 Providing healthy drinking water on-demand to students throughout the schools with an eight-valve on-site water treatment system and using filtered wastewater for our gardens and fields.
🍃 Donating all food leftovers to be used as feed to local farms.
🍃 Using biodegradable and/or recycled materials in our uniforms and uniform packaging.
We are passionately committed to reducing our environmental footprint and teach our students about the steps they can take to make a difference too!
Throughout their time at Concordia, your child will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of the environment and how they can personally make changes to have an impact on, and help change the world.
For instance, here are some of the many sustainable initiatives you’ll find taking place throughout our school:
🍃 A student-led ‘zero plastics’ club.
🍃 Teachers educating students about the importance of reducing their environmental footprint.
🍃 Environmental Science courses being used to teach students about sustainability.
🍃 Local experts visiting, engaging, and educating students about environmental responsibility.
“It feels absolutely amazing to know that our school is working to make sure our facilities are eco-conscious! I’m proud to attend a school that works to preserve our environment, as well as the future of our planet.” - Meleyna, 2021 Graduate
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