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Victoria Can Tho


Cai Khe Ward, Ninh Kieu Distric

Type of Building: Hotel
New / Refurbished: Refurbished
Status: Operational Stage
Year of construction: 1995
Gross Floor Area: 5212 sq.m

Victoria Can Tho is a four star hotel. Since 2006, the Board of Management has invested in, refurbished and carried out many methods to improve energy efficiency in the hotel, including improvements to the building envelope, lighting system, AC system and water pumps. By 2010, the hotel saved 1,247 MWh equal to 42% savings compared to 2006 figures.

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Source of Information: Victoria Can Tho
Methods of data collection: Interviews with manager and data collection via email.

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Building Envelope

Installation of windows are all double glazed. They provide insulation capacity.
Roof – Terrace
• Replacement of the original shading system
Replacement of horizontally – designed shading system made of a high heat transfer material such as iron sheet and canvas by a new structure made from bamboo and dried leaves to decrease heat transfer by radiation to corridors and to the restaurant.

• Installation of hanging gardens
Installation of hanging gardens by planting more grass, trees and bougainvillea on the porch roof reduces heat absorbtion by to the concrete slab and then to the areas below.

Façade materials
Installation of an insulation layer with low thermal inertia materials such as bamboo, rattan and wood on ceiling to reduce heat transfer through the slas.



Natural Ventilation

Thanks to be located opposite to the Hau rive, the hotel takes advantage of a natural breez coming from the river.


1. Ventilation system
Installation of sensors for 36 (350kW) fans used in the hotel rooms (one fan used for four rooms). Exhaust fans only operate when light is turned on in the bath room.
2. Air conditioning system
Installation of 92 (36000 BTU/h) Fujistsu Inverter Air-conditioners for 92 rooms. COP = 3.54, an increase of 47% compared to the EEBC requirement (of 2.4) for such a cooling capacity.
Installation of 17 (9000 BTU/h) LG Inverter A/Cs for offices. COP = 2.67, a increase of 2.6% compared to the EEBC requirement (of 2.6) for such a cooling capacity.
3. Insulation
Installation of a main door system with surrounding door seals to reduce the loss of inside cooled air.


Thanks to the implementation of energy efficient lighting solutions, the hotel saved 681,117 kWh/year.
1. Light bulbs and lamps
Replacement of inefficent lightings:
• 350 (70W) incandescent lamps by (6W) Led long lamps.
• 5252 (40W) incandescent lamps by (11W) compact lamps in gardens and living rooms
• 4530 (40W) incandescent lamps by (8W) compact lamps in gardens, living rooms and restaurant
• 1500 (75W) incandescent lamps by (5W) compact lamps in living rooms and restaurant
• 42 (250W) high pressure bulbs by (120W) metal halide lamps in gardens
• 80 (40W) florescent lamps by (36W) ones.
2. Lighting control
Installation of a new timer system to control hours of lighting in public areas such as garden, lounge … according to necessary operating hours.

Building Loads

1. Water Pumping system
• Installation of a MCL 15 – Danfoss – soft starter system, for two (2.5 kW) filter pumps.
• Installation of a VSD 6000 – Danfoss and pressure tanks for two (7.4 kW) pressure pumps.
2. Refrigeration
Replacement of all (75 kW) refrigerators in all hotel rooms by (60 kW) absorption refrigerators. It allows noise reduction as well.
3. Computer
Replacement of 48 (55 W) CRT computer screens with (35W) LCD screens. All computers, printers and copy machines are set up with stand by or energy save mode.
4. Lifting system
Installation of VSDs for each of the two (5 kW) hydraulic elevators’motors.

Implement of preventive maintemnance programmes for all families of equipment.
Definition and implementation of specific operating regulations for all electric devices such as dryer, washer and ovens.

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