The Vietnam Green Building Council (www.vgbc.vn) was organized by Green Cities Fund founders in 2006 and is a member of the World Green Building Council. Working with local architects and engineers, it has developed a Lotus rating system specific to Vietnam to foster green, energy efficient building construction and operation, and is providing climate adaptation guidance to Vietnam to meet the challenges created by global warming. Working with United Nations agencies, it helped build the first modern green building in Vietnam. Supporting members include leading international and Vietnamese corporations. VGBC’s founding director, Jalel Sager, is also founder of New Sun Road, a start up substituting sustainable energy in remote communities dependent upon fossil fuels.