ACLEDA Institute of Business

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  • Building Type : School, college, university
  • Construction Year : 2017
  • Delivery year : 2018
  • Address 1 - street : Anlong Kangan Village, Sangkat Khmuonh, Khan Sen Sok 12000 PHNOM PENH, Other countries
  • Climate zone : [Aw] Tropical Wet & Dry with dry winter.

  • Net Floor Area : 25 196 m2
  • Number of Pupil : 2 866 Pupil

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  • Primary energy need
    (Calculation method : )
Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
51 à 90B
91 à 150C
151 à 230D
231 à 330E
331 à 450F
> 450G
Energy-intensive building

For years, ACLEDA Bank recruited the largest number of college graduates in Cambodia. As the demand for skilled professionals began to outpace the supply of graduates, ACLEDA Bank decided to build their own business school to address the shortage of higher education institutions. Today, the ACLEDA Institute of Business offers Associate, Bachelor and Master-degree levels for over 3,000 students the fields of business, banking and finance. The school also provides training to over 3,000 additional participants. Students at the ACLEDA Institute of Business study subjects such as micro small and medium enterprise (MSME) lending, financial planning, loan management and more.

ACLEDA Bank also believes that investing in education must be done responsibly. The green campus, which consists of three education buildings, administrative offices, a library and a dormitory, are resource-efficient, allowing for a reduced carbon footprint and lower operational costs. The campus uses less energy and water with features like energy-efficient air-conditioning and a black water treatment recycling system. Construction materials such as cored bricks for walls also reduce the embodied energy in materials.

ACLEDA Bank was first established as a locally owned, non-profit organization that helped rural entrepreneurs gain financing. The bank now employs over 12,000 employees and has more than 250 branches that provide financing to mostly microfinance borrowers and MSMEs. From lending to entrepreneurs to educating its country’s future professionals, ACLEDA Bank is dedicated to the sustainable development of Cambodia. The ACLEDA Institute of Business has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

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Construction Manager



    ACLEDA Bank


    ACLEDA Bank decided to build their own business school to address the shortage of higher education institutions.

Energy consumption

  • 36,30 kWhpe/m2.year

Envelope performance

    Roof U-value: 1.99
    Wall U-value: 1.86
    Glass U-value: 5.75

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7 kWh/m2.year : cooling Energy
3 kWh/m2.year : fan energy
2 kWh/m2.year : hot water
6 kWh/m2.year : lighting Energy
10 kWh/m2.year : catering Energy
2 kWh/m2.year : equipement, lift, STP, water pumps

Real final energy consumption

    30,00 kWhfe/m2.year


    • No heating system
    • Boiler fuel
    • VRV Syst. (Variable refrigerant Volume)
    • Natural ventilation
    • No renewable energy systems


    Reduced Window to Wall Ratio - WWR of 45.21 %
    Insulation of Roof and external walls
    Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Cooling System - COP of 3.41
    Energy-Saving Light Bulbs for internal and external spaces
    Occupancy Sensors in Bathrooms

    Second œuvre / Plomberie, sanitaire 

    Low-Flow Faucets in All Other Bathrooms - 5.03 L/min
    Single Flush/Flush Valve Water Closets in Bathrooms - 6 lt/ flush
    Water-Efficient Urinals in All Other Bathrooms - 3 L/flush
    EDW11 Black Water Treatment and Recycling System

    Second œuvre / Cloisons, isolation

    Mineral Wool : roof insulation
    Cored bricks with plaster on both sides for internal and external walls
    Cored (with Holes) Bricks with Plaster on Both Sides: Internal Walls
    Cored (with Holes) Bricks with Internal & External plaster: External Walls
    Insulation of External Walls: U-value of 1.95
    Insulation of Roof: U-value of 0.46

Construction and exploitation costs

    Incremental Cost: 241 160.97$
    Payback in Years: 23.09 Yrs.
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Energy bill

  • 36 850,97

Water management

  • 22 344,00 m3
  • 7 m3/day : shower
    8 m3/day : water faucets
    18 m3/day : cafeteria
    25 m3/day : slandscaping
    2 m3/day : other

    Final Water Use: 1862 m³/Month
    Water Savings: 12395.28 m³/Year


    This campus has been built and equipped with the security, fire protection, energy conservation, control and telecommunication, occupational health and IT systems at all the buildings.

GHG emissions

  • 24,00 KgCO2/m2/year
  • CO2 Emissions from electricity Generation: 0.8 kg/kWh ; CARBON EMISSIONS: 208.07 tCO₂/Year

Reasons for participating in the competition(s)

Cambodia has a tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year.

Energy (35% energy savings): Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of roof, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting and occupancy sensors in bathrooms.
Water (44% water savings): Low-flow faucets and a black water treatment recycling system.
Materials (32% less embodied materials): Cored bricks with plaster on both sides for internal and external walls.

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