Date: Dec 11, 2015
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter, in Taoyuan
Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital yesterday said it became the second hospital chain in the world to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification for a new advanced cancer treatment center.
The hospital said it invested NT$5.4 billion (US$163.6 million) to build the center, including NT$2.15 billion in construction spending.
About NT$7.8 million, or 3.6 percent, of the construction funds were spent on work required for the certification in collaboration with Siemens AG, the hospital said, adding that the center uses 42 percent less energy than a regular building. [FULL STORY]