35th Floor

Taipei, Taiwan


LEED for Commercial
Volume Build Program

Tenant Finish-Out
LEED Consultant
  • Implemented prototypical LEED design & construction standards as outlined per client's LEED Volume Build requirements
  • Integrated LEED process and on-going consultations / client support to coordinate environmental efforts from design through completion
  • LEED certification consultation, full documentation coordination
  • LEED tenant space inside the TAIPEI 101 LEED Platinum certified building
  • Daylighting and Outdoor views accessible to more than 90% of all regularly occupied spaces for both employee and customer areas
  • Urban location conveniently located near multiple forms of public transportation for accessibility, which encourages reduced greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating the need for conventional automobile commuting
  • Located in a bustling commercial district near residential areas and other basic services within walking distance to encourage pedestrian transit
  • Diverted 77% of construction waste from landfill / incineration
  • More than 40% of interior finishes are regional materials that have been manufactured in Taiwan
As a global company leading the way in sustainable retail construction, and tenants in the LEED Platinum certified building, TAIPEI 101, Starbucks recognized the need to create a fresh sustainable interior for the 35th floor Starbucks store. The space is defined by its magnificent views and connection to the sprawling Taipei cityscape beyond. 

For the interior design, emphasis was placed on selecting regionally manufactured materials inspired by nature. The floor plan is laid out to maximize access to outdoor views through the full height windows lining the store perimeter. The design also utilizes natural day-lighting and high-efficiency lighting fixtures to reduce energy use, and provide multiple lighting levels. In this retail environment, it was important to achieve the optimum balance of lighting for leisure activities and sales, while still reducing the store's environmental footprint compared to traditional retail establishments.