CBRE and TAIPEI 101 have ushered in a new era for international green buildings, becoming the highest scoring 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.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building rating system developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), which has gained prominence on a global scale.
CBRE was able to help TAIPEI 101—a supertall building with more than two million sq. ft. gross floor area, 101 floors and 126 different tenants—increase their LEED score from the original 82 points achieved in 2011, with 100% of submitted points being awarded and no points being procured through the purchase of renewable energy offsets.
CBRE’s global Sustainability teams have successfully certified almost 500 buildings with the LEED O+M rating system since 2008. Encompassing more than 143 million sq. ft. of property, CBRE has helped its clients achieve annual savings of 228 million gallons of water and 283,000 Metric Tons of CO2 emissions.