CITIBANK 

NORTH KAOHSIUNG
BRANCH,

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Certification:

LEED for
CI-Retail
GOLD

785 Square Meters
Tenant Fit Out
OUR ROLE:
LEED Consulting
Interior Design
Construction Services
Commissioning
  • Implemented prototypical LEED design & construction standards applicable to tenant fit-out
  • Integrated Design Development, Construction Supervision, Commissioning Services and LEED Consultation to ensure smooth process from design to completion
  • LEED certification consultation, full documentation coordination, and submittal to USGBC
SUSTAINABLE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Urban location has easy access to multiple forms of public transportation & basic services
  • Bicycle commuting encouraged by providing route and maintenance assistance to employees
  • Green roof reduces urban heat island effect, captures rainwater, improves outdoor air quality, and provides city oasis for employees
  • Reduced water use by 43%
  • Reduced lighting power density by 39%
  • 100% of new electronics & appliances are ENERGY STAR rated
  • Preference given to interior finishes using recycled content and/or locally manufactured & extracted materials
  • Low-emitting furniture helps indoor air quality
  • 83% of construction waste diverted from incineration
SUMMARY:
Citibank North Kaohsiung Branch is the 1st LEED for Retail certified project in Taiwan. Citi continues to raise the bar for green banking centers globally. Referencing sustainable guidelines developed by Steven Leach, Citi implemented green strategies as they applied to the specific scope of work and project location.

This conveniently located bank branch promotes sustainability and realizes improved business relations by connecting with the community. On the exterior, sustainable features include easy access to public transportation, nearby services, and public bicycling routes. The green rooftop provides an outdoor escape and great views, while also giving back to the environment through rainwater collection, cleansing the air, and reducing the heat island effect compared to traditional roofing materials. Indoors, the bank branch uses significantly less water and electricity, yet maintains a comfortable atmosphere with soft daylight filtering into core spaces.