Angela Chang
Taipei Financial Center Corporation, Taipei

From 2004 to 2010, TAIPEI 101 was the world’s tallest building. But its enduring legacy has had as much to do with its operational acumen as its height. TAIPEI 101 represents a worldwide precedent for sustainable skyscraper development. It achieved a LEED Platinum certification for Operations and Maintenance in 2011, and became the world’s first LEED v4 Platinum supertall building with a record-setting score (90 points) in 2016, an impressive feat for a tower of its size and complexity.

TAIPEI 101 already implemented a high level of performance when it was completed in 2004, but this was only the beginning of a 10-plus-year upgrade campaign that has allowed the tower to meet and exceed continuously intensifying green standards recognized around the world. Rigorously adopted and implemented by the management team, the sustainability program for the tower is comprehensive—from various indoor air quality and energy-saving improvement measures, to a robust waste collection system and occupant engagement scheme. Equally successful is the tower’s collection of data, which is examined and reflected upon as systems are further optimized over time. Hear firsthand from TAIPEI 101’s top management how the building is continuously improved, readying its occupants and citizens of Taipei for future inspirations and surprises.