According to Inhabit.com, Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest buildings, is seeking eco-cred. It is making lots of upgrades in an effort to become the “World’s Tallest Green Building.” Located in Taiwan, the building is going through $1.8 million in energy efficiency upgrades (a move that will save it $20 million annually).
Skyscrapers here in The United States have made similar moves. The Empire State Building and the Sears Tower started making some well-needed eco-upgrades earlier this year. Hopefully this becomes a trend with skyscrapers on every continent. No matter what happens though, this is going to be a tremendous shot in the arm to the unstoppable, and necessary Green Economy.
Bravo to Taipei 101 for saving money, creating jobs, and doing something awesome for the environment.