Taipei 101 in Taiwan becomes the World’s tallest sustainable green building
[caption id="attachment_7717" align="alignleft" width="500"] Sunset over Taipei 101[/caption]
It was recently announced that the 506 metre high Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan has become the world’s tallest building to receive a Platinum sustainability LEED rating. Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest building until it was overtook by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
The building which was formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Centre comprises of 101 floors, 5 of which are underground, and 148, 645m2 of interior space. The brains behind the innovative and green design are, electronics company Siemens, interior designers Leach Associates and EcoTech International.
Mark MacCracken, chairman of the board, US Green Building Council said: “The USGBC knows that the retrofitting of buildings will have to happen to make a dent in the greening of the planet. There are now no excuses. With Taipei 101 there is no model in the world that is bigger or taller. This is a monumental event.”
Dr Sang Dae Kim, chairman of the board of trustees, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat said: “Although tall buildings are commonly known as unsustainable, this building is setting an example on what tall buildings can do in terms of sustainability.”