Taipei 101 skyscraper has been named the world’s Greenest Tall Building. According to World Property Journal, CBRE and TAIPEI 101 have ushered in a new era for international green buildings, becoming the highest scoring Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 project in the world to-date, and the first to reach the 90 points threshold.
TAIPEI 101 appointed CBRE’s sustainability Asia team to act as LEED consultant to guide them through the process of recertifying its existing LEED v2009 Platinum certification in September 2014. LEED is a green building rating system developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) that has gained prominence on a global scale.
According to the report, some 6,700 projects of varying types, from interior fit outs to neighborhood developments, have been registered to-date in Asian, while more than 2,100 projects have gone on to be LEED-certified as green buildings.
However, while green buildings are increasingly common in Asia and around the world, the newer, more stringent v4 version of LEED- that was achieved by TAIPEI 101- has been slow to be adopted by the industry. Head of Sustainability, CBRE Asia, Tim Shen, said: “The majority of projects continue to pursue the now familiar LEED v2009 rating system. “However, LEED v4 has significantly raised the bar to help the real estate industry move towards the levels of green building performance we need to achieve.
“TAIPEI 101 management’s keenness to embrace the challenge of this higher standard; to looking at new ways of integrating sustainability into real estate, and the leadership shown by their property management and engineering teams truly sets a new benchmark for the industry.” Read more