Taiwan’s 509-metre Taipei 101 recently become the world’s tallest building to receive LEED platinum rating, the highest level in the green building rating system. In a ceremony held in held in Taipein, officials from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and local dignitaries said the achievement begins a new era in green building. Taipes, which was the tallest building in the world until Dubai’s 828 metre Burj Khalifa was completed in 2010. Taipei covers 148,645 square metres, an area which has been well optimized to conserver energy and utilize sun rays.
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