Taipei 101 Aims To Be World's Tallest Green Building

November 4, 2009 | Print | Email Email | Comments | Category: Environment

Taiwan's landmark building, Taipei 101, will undergo an 18-month energy renovation to become the world's tallest green building.

It is learned that Taipei Financial Center Corporation, the owner of Taipei 101, will apply for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design certification for the building. The company will also invest over TWD60 million over the 18 month period to carry out hundreds of modifications on the building.

After the renovation is completed, it is estimated that Taipei 101 will save a total of TWD20 million in energy cosst each year and its power and water consumption, and its waste emissions, will all be reduced by 10%.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is the world's largest and fastest-growing green building certification programs that provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Currently it is adopted on approximately 400 million square meters of buildings in 70 countries. To meet the requirement of LEED, Taipei 101 commissioned three energy-saving consultants to conduct a review of the building and initial results shows that it had installed several green elements during the original design and construction, including the double pane Low-e glass curtain wall, a waste recycling program, a grey water system, and a building energy management system. However, it still needs to make more improvements, including increasing its green landscape, checking lighting systems, and replacing outdated facilities.

Completed in 2004, the 509-meter Taipei 101 is a landmark skyscraper as well as an icon of modern Taiwan.

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One Response to “Taipei 101 Aims To Be World's Tallest Green Building”

  1. By Rick L. SilasNovember 6th, 2009 at 5:40 am

    I would like to know who to contact about the glass being removed from the Taipei 101 building. I am a sculpture who uses large quantities of waste tempered glass in my work and see an oportunity that might benefit both of us.

    Rick L.Silas
    250 656-9370

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