8 Green Factory Design Trends for 2024 in Vietnam

Some green factory design options that investors can consider to build factories in accordance with the green development trend in Vietnam: energy and fuel-saving design, use of smart factory technologies, resource recycling and reuse…

Overview of green factory

Faced with environmental pollution risks, climate change, and the increasing shortages of raw materials, countries are all proposing solutions and commitments to reduce emissions to improve this situation. Among them, the green factory model is being promoted and becoming one of the current trends in factory design and construction.

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The green factory is constructed and equipped with modern machinery, has an environmentally friendly production process, and low emissions, helping to reduce environmental pollution and energy consumption effectively. From another perspective, building green factories is a process of greening the workplace and products, using green materials and environmentally friendly supply chains.

Some experts believe that green factories are those that make products with almost 100% greenhouse-gas neutrality by combining renewable energies, smart connectivity, and demand-side energy management. Many businesses nowadays are proactively using clean energy, installing waste treatment and recycling systems, investing in modern production lines to improve processes towards green, clean production criteria in accordance with the green factory development trend in Vietnam.

Green factory design options

To design a green factory, investors need to consider incorporating environmentally environmentally friendly and sustainable production solutions into the layout, construction, and operation of the factory. Below are some green factory design trends in 2024 that investors can refer to:

Energy and fuel-saving design: Use energy-efficient lighting systems such as LED technology, optimize natural light to reduce the need for artificial lighting. Design an appropriate natural ventilation system, minimizing the need to use air conditioning.

Using smart factory technologies allows automatic on/off according to scheduled hours to save energy/fuel.

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The application of advanced technology at an European Sport Protective Gear factory, by DELCO as the MEP Design – Build contractor, helps save 15 – 20% of boiler fuel and at least 15% of energy costs for environmental treatment systems.

Using technology for detecting and warning of pump overload or forgetting to turn off electrical equipment in the workshop, thereby saving energy efficiently.

GS Battery factory in Binh Duong is a pioneer in building smart factory infrastructure in Vietnam, by Delco as the Design – Build Contractor. Operational data shows that the system has saved up to 25% of power consumption.

Recycling and reusing: Using treated wastewater for irrigation and internal road cleaning helps save water resources.

Power Plus Technology smart factory applied industrial wastewater treatment technology and reuses treated water for irrigation and internal road cleaning purposes.

Integrating renewable energy: factories can use renewable energy sources such as solar cells and wind turbines to generate clean energy for factory production activities.

Using sustainable materials: Investors can choose environmentally friendly and recyclable construction materials to minimize environmental impact.

Managing industrial waste: Designing waste classification and recycling areas to properly treat waste, applying solutions to recycle waste into usable energy.

Applying advanced, environmentally friendly technology: applying AI, IoT… to production. Using HVAC systems for efficient ventilation and air conditioning.

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Boiler system at the factory where Delco is the M.E.P Design – Build contractor, helps the investor save 15 – 25% of electricity consumption and a significant amount of fuel.

Benefits of green factory

With modern production lines, high technology applications, energy saving in production and waste treatment, green factory solutions help effectively reduce carbon emissions and minimize waste into the environment, consistent with current green industry trends.

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Idemitsu Vietnam Green Energy Factory

According to BGMEA, green factories help reduce energy consumption by up to 40%, reduce water consumption by over 30%, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 30% compared to conventional factories. Additionally, according to Prof. Dr. Phạm Ngọc Đăng – Vice President of the Vietnam Association for Civil Engineering Environment, green factories also save operating costs by 20 – 30%, helping investors quickly recover their capital.

Applying the green factory model not only helps investors reduce costs but also saves time and significantly increases production efficiency. Moreover, when building green factories, investors also enjoy many special incentives from governments because green factories are becoming an essential trend that many countries focus on.

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