Taipei, Taiwan


LEED for
Commercial Interiors

3,310 Square Meters
Tenant Fit Out
LEED Consulting
Interior Design
Construction Services
  • Developed prototypical LEED design & construction standards for new and renovated Citibank branches in Taiwan
  • 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
  • Urban location has easy access to multiple forms of public transportation & basic services
  • 100% underground parking reduces urban heat island effect
  • High efficiency plumbing fixtures in employee restrooms & pantry reduce water use by 36%
  • Occupancy sensors & efficient light fixtures reduce lighting power density 17%
  • 93% of new electronics & appliances are ENERGY STAR rated
  • 48% of furniture & furnishings are reused
  • 71% of materials used were manufactured within 500 mile radius of project site to support local industry & reducing shipping emissions
  • 56% of construction waste recycled, reused, or diverted from incineration
  • 91% of seated spaces have outdoor views
Citibank, global leader in the financial industry, sought to establish a green banking center in Taiwan as an important step forward to the continuous reduction of the environmental footprint of Citi Asia Pacific. Steven Leach developed sustainable guidelines and implemented green strategies as they applied to the specific scope of work and project location. The two-story bank branch was the 1st project in Taiwan to achieve LEED certification.

Citi brings a better life to people by providing sagacious, efficient investment, and entrusted, confidential services to its customers. The environmental solutions applied to this flagship branch take Citi values a step further and provide a most desirable environment for employees and visitors. The bank is designed to be flexible for future improvements, and uses the highest quality of sustainable materials to achieve the client’s mission to “provide a healthy space in an attractive location that reflects Citigroup values."