GREEN PLEDGE:Aside from switching to LED, TFCC said it is considering installing more solar panels to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions
Date: Jun 23, 2015
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
Taipei Financial Center Corp (TFCC, 台北金融大樓公司), which operates the Taipei 101 skyscraper,
yesterday said it plans to spend between NT$50 million and NT$60 million (US$1.6 million and US$1.9 million) to replace all the traditional fluorescent tubes on the skyscraper’s external walls to LED lighting in the next three years as part of its efforts to conserve energy.
The company’s remarks came after purchasing 1.01 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of “green” power — which cost NT$1.07 million more than traditional power sources — from state-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電) in April, increasing the consumption of energy generated from renewable resources.
“Taipei 101 will not always be the tallest green building in the world, but we are trying to become the paragon for global green buildings,” Taipei 101 president Chou Te-yu (周德宇) told a press conference, referring to the firm’s pledge to conserve energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. [FULL STORY]