The green certifications of the project Tao Zhu Yin Yuan designed by @vincentcallebautarchitectures are :
1. U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Gold Plus
2. Low Carbon Building Alliance, Diamond Level
The eco-friendly project is eco-conceived by the integration of bioclimatic passive systems (as natural lighting and ventilation for the core and the basement, rain water and grey water recycle, e-low glass, wind chimney in the double curtain wall for the natural ventilation) but also by the renewable energies (as the big photovoltaic solar roof and canopies, the automation for the energy saving, and lifts utilizing energy-saving regenerative drives, green walls, landscape balconies, HVAC control Communication Systems, and smart home user interface facilities). The Tao Zhu Yin Yuan sustainable tower will carry 23,000 trees planted on the ground and balconies. All these trees and shrubs can absorb 130 ton CO2 annually in Taipei like an urban forest.
In addition, the intrinsic CO2 has been reduced by using high performance steel (developed in Japan) for the anti-seismic structure and adopting the use of biosourced materials "cradle to cradle" for the architectural interior layouts.