Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Certification: LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold
Size: Tenant Fit Out, 8,288 SM

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Steven Leach Group’s Taipei Office achieved LEED-CI Gold certification in the spring of 2014. The commercial tenant fit-out is located in the existing structure of an older building with low and wide concrete beams, which presented challenges to the interior design and the sustainable efforts. In place of traditional metal ductwork, a soft fabric duct system was chosen to allow flexibility of HVAC design amidst the existing beams. The HVAC system is connected to a specialized PURE air filtration system, which provides cleaner, healthier air. The green features not only contribute to a more positive environmental impact, but also result in a healthier working environment for employees. Design features such as low-emitting construction materials include coating, adhesives and flooring materials with little or no VOC emissions. SL+A wittingly reused 50% of furniture seamlessly in the new space, while ensuring that all newly installed furniture meets a combination of sustainable criteria such as recycled content, regional manufacturing, and low-emitting adhesives and sealants.

The SL+A Taipei Office design concept provides a healthy, attractive facility that supports high quality design work and reflects SL+A group’s environmental policy – to achieve excellence and business growth.



  • LEED Consulting
  • Interior Design
  • MEP Consulting
  • Construction Services
  • Commissioning – Implemented LEED design & construction standards as applicable to renovation
    Integrated Design Development, MEP Consulting, Construction Supervision, Commissioning Services and LEED Consultation to ensure smooth process
  • LEED certification consultation, full documentation coordination, and submittal to USGBC


  • Bicycle storage and changing rooms promote alternative transportation. In addition, the company has provided a shared office bicycle, which employees can use for short errands near the office or during their lunch break
  • High efficiency plumbing fixtures in restrooms, shower room and pantry reduce water use by 36%
  • 79% of new electronics and appliances are ENERGY STAR rated
  • More than 50% of furniture and furnishings are salvaged, or reused
  • CO2 sensors in densely occupied spaces and measured outdoor air flow rates guarantee fresher air within the space
  • Construction management plan during and after construction reduces air contaminants
  • Low-emitting materials include adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, carpet, & systems furniture
  • 90% of construction waste recycled or diverted from incineration
  • The lighting design for the offices uses almost entirely LED’s, high efficiency fixtures that reduce power consumption while maintaining a quality of lighting suitable for task work
  • HVAC system is designed with numerous control zones, allowing for user controllability; it has been clear since occupancy that employees appreciate the ability to modify the HVAC temperature at their workspace.
  • Controls also reduce power usage.