News: Taipei 101 Going Green with LED Lights

Following its move to purchase 1.01 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of ‘green’ power, the Taipei Financial Center (TFC) Corp., the management company for the landmark TAIPEI 101, recently announced that it plans to replace all traditional fluorescent tubes on the building’s external walls with LED lights in the next three years to further save energy, the Taipei Times has reported.

Expenditure for the new lighting project is estimated at between NT$50 million and NT$60 million (US$1.6 million and US$1.9 million), according to the report.

In April, the Taipei Financial Center (TFC) Corp. announced that it would purchase 1.01 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of ‘green’ power from the Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to increase its use of renewable energies.

The company spokesperson Michael Liu said that the Taipei Financial Center (TFC) Corp. is also considering installing more solar panels on the skyscraper.

The Taipei Financial Center (TFC) Corp. has taken a series of measures in enhancing energy efficiency and saving energy for the past few years. The TAIPEI 101 was awarded with LEED Platinum certification in 2011, making it the tallest green building at the time.

Source: Taipei Times and LEED (U.S. Green Building Council) 

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