Taipei Taiwan Tower may become tallest LEED certified Green building
The world's former tallest building, Taipei 101 (now surpassed in height by the world's newest tallest building the Burj Dubai) aims to become the highest green structure by completing a checklist of clean energy standards. Taipei 101 will spend T$60 million ($1.9 million) over the next year to meet 100 criteria to qualify for LEED certification. Taipei 101 plans to work with its 85 office tenants to cut electricity and water use and encourage them to recycle more refuse, and restaurants would be asked to bring in supplies from as close as possible to reduce transportation. The Taipei 101 has already met 60 of the checklist items, including double-paned windows to retain cool air. The future green Taipei tower will be a green landmark in Asia, a region with one of the poorest records for eco-friendly building.