Green One UN House solar panels to feed the national grid

Wed, 18/06/14

UN staff working on the new Green One UN House in Vietnam have had some good news. The building’s solar Photo-Voltaic energy system will be connected to the national grid, thereby increasing the proportion of clean energy in the Vietnamese energy portfolio.

The announcement by ENV, Vietnam’s national electricity company, means that excess power generated by the system, at the weekends for example, will be fed into the national grid and benefit the rest of the country as it increases the amount of energy from clean sustainable sources.

Construction of Green One UN House, which began in January 2013, is nearing completion. The new facility will be home for all 16 UN agencies working in Vietnam, currently spread across 13 different locations.

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The building has been designed to serve as a beacon of best practice for the UN and the world. The project represents an example of what can be achieved through joined-up working, leading to more efficient working practices and increased sustainability. UN Resident Coordinator, Pratibha Mehta said:

“At this time, all our efforts are focused on completing the project and it’s an extraordinary undertaking. We look forward to a moving-in date later this year, so that we can realize all the benefits of a common office for our Staff.”

To find out more about the new facility and how construction has been progressing visit

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