VGBC is a program of Green Cities Fund, Inc., an international non-profit organization based in California, USA. VGBC was established in 2007 with an goal is to be the focal point for academia, government and the private sector to promote a more sustainable and adaptive built environment. VGBC’s core areas of focus: Promote Green Building project through develop and maintain a set of green building rating systems for Vietnam – the LOTUS scheme Enhance awareness and capacity building through education programs, Green Database (for products and services), workshops and online resources Advocate and build capacity for the government and academia