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Part 3: The Significance of Taipei 101, the World’s Tallest and Largest Green Building

August 1, 2011 by Leanne Tobias

Britain’s largest pollinator study has been launched today. The project led by Professor Jane Memmott, from the University of Bristol, will be conducted in twelve cities across Britain to determine how well pollinators such as bees and butterflies are doing in urban areas.[read more]

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Part 2: Iconic Taipei 101 Raises The Bar- Now the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building

July 30, 2011 by Leanne Tobias

Taipei 101, one of the most iconic properties in Asia, was officially recognized on July 28 as a LEED record-setter. In a ceremony whose participants included the chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, the premier of the Republic of China Taiwan, government officials of Taiwan and Taipei, and executives of Siemens Building Technologies and Taipei Financial Center Corporation, the Taipei 101 project was awarded the LEED-EBOM (Existing Building Operations and Maintenance) Platinum plaque, and lauded as the world’s tallest and largest green building, and the green building with the largest tenant base.[read more]

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Part 1: Taipei 101- Preparing For A Historic LEED Unveiling

July 30, 2011 by Leanne Tobias

Today marks the official unveiling of Taipei 101 as the first skyscraper to achieve a Platinum rating under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED EBOM (ExistingbBuilding Operations & Maintenance) certification protocol. The project, at a cost of $2 million US, took almost two years to complete under the guidance of an international team comprised of Siemens Building Technologies, which led the retrofit of Taipei 101’s energy and building management control systems; architect and interior designer Steven Leach Group; and EcoTech International, the LEED advisory firm headed by international green certification expert Rob Watson.[read more]