Green Building

LEED Platinum Certification of New Headquarter Building

Taking two years to build, ASUS today officially opened its headquarter “LiGong Building”, which received LEED v4 BD+C (new building category) platinum certificate from USGBC (US Green Building Council). “Thirty years ago, ASUS has founded a mission to create the world’s best technology. The last three decades have been extremely exciting as we dedicated ourselves to this mission with many impactful innovations,” said Chairman Shih. ”The opening of our new building is a symbolic milestone for the entire ASUS family as we unit and grow to garner be a leading innovator in the new AIoT era. We will continue our journey in search of incredible to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt and joyful smart life for everyone".

Important Milestone in the History of Green Buildings of Taiwan Enterprise

ASUS has added many sustainable ideas in the design stage of the LiGong Building. The environmental friendly approaches and benefit include:

  • More than 5,000 square meters of green space retained to echo the natural ecology of Guandu.
  • High efficiency of energy use through the smart control system and sensor to save energy and conserve water.
  • High-quality indoor air and circulation provided by the external air-conditioning system.
  • Improve the utilization of water resources through rainwater recovery systems. e.g. The irrigation for green space requires zero running water.
  • The indoor water conservation percentage is more than 55% higher than the standards of the LEED.
  • The green roof reduces the urban heat island effect.

At the same time, the software infrastructure includes comprehensive information communication, system integration, energy-saving management and smart innovation. There are high-efficiency wireless network communication/teleconferencing equipment, digital bulletin displays at public spaces, smart license plate recognition and parking instructions and energy recovery devices for elevators, which save 35% of electricity consumption compared with the conventional elevators, and these facilities earn the building a diamond certification, the highest level for smart building, issued by the Ministry of the Interior.

【ASUS LiGong Building Trivial】
Base area: 13,311 m2
Building floors: 16 floors above ground and 4 floors underground
LEED version: LEED v4 BD+C (Building Design and Construction, new building category)
LEED Level: Platinum

Smart Green Building Project

ASUS has been committed to reduce the environmental impacts of corporate operation. In 2016, we reworked the corporate headquarters aged nearly 20 years old in the direction of green building and smart building and received certificates.

To promote a sustainable life, the ASUS Computer Building has applied the following sustainability strategies on Location and Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality categories:

Location and Transportation

There are bicycle facilities to encourage people to ride bike for commuting, and there are bicycle racks and shower rooms, and it can meet the needs of people who ride for commuting.

Sustainable Sites

The reflective coating materials and green garden are applied on the roof. It can effectively reduce the heat island effects.

The site restore large green field and provide the open space for people, which can provide a habitat for the native creatures and a relax place for people.

This project has a large rainwater detention pool underground, which can contain rainwater storm runoff to reduce the load of city water drainage system in Taipei.

The landscape and facade lighting design is follow the low light pollution criteria to provide the dark sky and reduce glare to people and creatures.

Water Efficiency

Choosing drought tolerance native plants in landscape design, and setting up the rainwater capture system. The rainwater capture system can supply the water demand of landscape irrigation. It can reach large reduction in potable water for irrigation.

Choosing the ultra low flow rate water fixtures helps to saving a lot of water. It include the water closet, urinal, public lavatory faucet, kitchen faucet, and showerhead. Rainwater are also supply for toilet flush water. It can reach large reduction in potable water for indoor water use.

Enerfy and Atmonsphere

We choose the high efficient lighting fixtures in all area. We also applied automatic lighting shutoff control strategies with occupancy and daylight sensors.

The HVAC system are variable system, and which can optimize the energy efficiency in different temperature conditions.

This project applied the ice water storage HVAC system. This system can produce ice water during night, the off peak time, and use these ice water to cooling the office space during daytime.

Materials and Resources

We specified the use of many building product with environmental certifications. The manufacturer disclose the life cycle assessment of these products and improve the impact to environment and people health. This project purchases these products to promote the sustainable market, and reduce the environment impact of building products.

Indoor Environmental Quality

We introduce the outdoor air to indoor for better indoor air quality, as well as the mat to remove the dust in several mainly entrances.

For people health, we install the CO2 sensor and others in different space type, which may produce the target contamination, to monitor the indoor air quality.