Taipei 101, the world’s tallest green building
Taipei 101 building in Taiwan has achieved a 10 per cent saving in electricity usage, water consumption and waste over the past two years. Its energy consumption is 30 per cent more efficient than an average building. All of this results in approximately $700,000 of savings in annual energy costs.
The building has a fully integrated energy management and control system installed. Intelligent connectivity enables the integration of power monitoring, generator management, chiller control, lighting control, zone pump variable- speed drive security management, fire alarm systems and car parking management. Time controls have been placed on extractor fans that previously ran continuously. Every thermostat and variable air volume box was placed after identifying a location for it.
The energy monitoring and control system by Siemens streamlines the operation and control of the HVAC equipment throughout the complex, optimising the entire energy usage. The efficiency of the cooling system has been increased by applying improved algorithms for the chiller plant and changing the sequence of operation.