Nike Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Project Statistics Area: 101,200 SF Completion: 2005
Sustainable Factory Nike’s new 101,200 SF footwear factory in Vietnam is an exemplary Asian model of environmentally responsible manufacturing. Nike’s goal is to provide a safe and comfortable work environment through sustainable building practices, in order to attract the best management and skilled labor. This factory demonstrates to other manufacturers the benefits of cost effective sustainable applications and their resulting positive impact upon productivity, quality and standards of living.
©2012 CH2M HILL Confidential and Proprietary
Project Elements Experimental Manufacturing Prototype Development Footwear Manufacturing Materials Handling Offices and Conference Rooms Training Rooms
The new factory has six manufacturing lines: an experimental line for exploring innovation and prototypes; a second for developing production refinements of prototypes, and the remainder for production. A mezzanine level contains the factoryâ€™s management offices, training, and conference rooms overlooking the manufacturing areas below.
The facility incorporates multiple sustainable design features. Among these are the enhancing of natural ventilation to maintain a comfortable ambient temperature work environment. This is achieved through the introduction of ventilation towers that induce a natural airflow from adjoining landscape zones.
ÂŠ2012 CH2M HILL Confidential and Proprietary
Open mesh side walls combine with continuous clerestory glazing and strategic skylighting to provide even, ambient daylighting throughout the work areas. In addition, the factory enclosure employs design elements such as deep shading roof overhangs, and light colored materials that reflect and reject heat, to improve and enhance the work environment.