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Taipei 101: Standing tall and green

Updated: 2017-09-18   By   Blake Lin

With energy efficient lighting, low flow water fixtures, advanced energy management and control systems (EMCS), and a whole host of other sustainable measures, TAIPEI 101 is the world's tallest building with the LEED v4 Platinum recognition.

A landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan, the building was the world's tallest in 2004 until it was surpassed by Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010.

In 2011, TAIPEI 101 received LEED v2009 Platinum to become the world's tallest and largest green building, and in 2016, it was upgraded to LEED v4 Platinum and became the first supertall building in the world to achieve the top standard.

In August 2017, the building also attained Platinum rating under the LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M).

LEED is a green building certification program launched by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with 4 levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Buildings are rated according to their design, construction, operation, and maintenance.

Taipei 101 is currently hosting the month-long 2017 Smart Trend Exhibition.

Organized by the building’s operator Taipei Financial Center Corp. and the USGBC, the exhibition showcases the latest sustainable innovations from the related industries.

The exhibition, which opened on August 21, is joined by 12 exhibitors: USGBC, Siemens Taiwan, PHILIPS Lighting Taiwan, OTIS Taiwan, the Center for Art and Technology of the Taipei National University of the Arts, Chung Yuan Christian University, Leopard Mobile, FARADAY MOTOR, Kimberly Clark, FULL ENTERPRISE, HEX SAFETY, and XING Mobility.

Source: Taipei 101
Blake Lin (blakelin@taitra.org.tw)
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