In recognition of its eco-friendly philosophy and green initiatives, Mia Saigon was recently awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification. It is the first Hotel to achieve LEED Silver status in Vietnam.
Since the late 1990s, LEED has been the globally recognized assessment system for building sustainability, with Gold being one of the top levels of certification possible to achieve.
In awarding the Silver certification, LEED recognized many aspects of Mia Saigon’s green efforts, such as water saving fixtures that will reduce water usage by a third, facility components of highest quality are selected to reduce chemicals and contaminants in each rooms, low emitting (VOC) materials (glues, sealants, woods) were used during the construction, more than 20% of total material cost comes from the recycled materials such as: Concrete, Steel bar, Steel Purlin, Steel Structure, Gypsum, Aluminum and landscape takes up more than 32% of total site and composed of native plants, reducing the need for watering.
Energy-saving is one of the most significant ways to help protect the environment and Mia Saigon conserves energy through use of a solar control glass and windows that are energy-efficient use of VRF (variable refrigerant flow) system for air conditioning, effective wall and roof insulation and energy-efficient LED lighting, to mention a few. As part of its all-round green approach, Mia Saigon collects and separates recyclables to reduce refuse and lessen the impact of single use items. The indoor environment is also improved with increased fresh air circulation and air filtration to remove dust, contaminants and pollen. Access to daylight and views also helps improve guests’ health and wellness. Mia Saigon is also aiming at being an innovator in the generation of food produced on the property, capitalizing on the harvests from herb and vegetable gardens.
Mia Saigon was built from a scratch with sustainability at the very forefront. We believe hospitality plays a big role in saving our planet one step at a time.