Project's LEED certification a first for southwest China
Chengdu International Finance Square, a flagship project by the Wharf (Holdings) Limited, has earned LEED EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance) platinum certification.
It’s the first such award in southwest China, reports the website Eco Business. With energy efficiency at 35 percent higher than average, Chengdu IFS has become a new landmark of sustainability in southwest China. Johnson Controls, specializing in energy consulting, integrated HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), building controls products, as well as operations and maintenance services, joined Wharf to fulfill their commitment to green buildings.
A flagship commercial complex of Wharf in Mainland China, Chengdu IFS is in a coveted location within the Chunxi Road’s core business district in the heart of Chengdu. It comprises a flagship shopping mall, two office buildings, Niccolo Hotel and luxury residence.
“In addition to improving the HVAC as well as the building controls system, which significantly improved energy efficiency, we also debugged the existing energy consumption system to reduce operational cost, improve building energy efficiency and indoor environment quality,” said Christina Hau, General Manager (Operations) of Wharf China Estates Limited.
According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, buildings are responsible for 27.5 percent of the total energy consumed in China. This figure is expected to be around 35 percent by 2020.
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