Siemens helps TAIPEI 101 attain LEED Platinum Certification

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TAIPEI 101, at 508 meters one of the world's tallest structures to date, has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification for energy efficiency and environmental design. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most important Green Building rating system in the world.

The Siemens Building Technologies Division played a key role in helping TAIPEI 101 attain the certification. Over the past two years, TAIPEI 101's building automation and energy efficiency were optimized to achieve a 10% saving in electricity usage, water consumption and garbage production. Indoor air quality is now meeting the highest standards as laid out by LEED. Thus, TAIPEI 101's energy consumption is 30% lower in comparison to that of an average building, leading to annual energy cost savings of approximately US$700,000.

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Joachim Kiauk