HKRI Centre One and Two Achieve LEED Platinum Certification

HKRI Centre One and Two Achieve LEED Platinum Certification

SHANGHAI, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, the two premium Grade-A office towers in HKRI Taikoo Hui, HKRI Centre One and Two, have been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Core and Shell, making the Centres the first office projects in the Jing'an District of Shanghai to obtain the highest rating of LEED for Building Design and Construction (BD+C): Core and Shell (CS) Platinum certification. HKRI Centre One and Two are part of HKRI Taikoo Hui, the large-scale, mixed-use project by HKR International and Swire Properties in the Nanjing Road (West) CBD area.

The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. LEED BD+C provides a framework for building a holistic green building maximizing the benefits to those working at the Two Centres as well as minimizing the impact on the environment. The Platinum rating is the highest achievable level of LEED certification.

"We are honored to be awarded the highest level of LEED. The project reflects our commitment to create sustainable and healthy environments that optimize the working experience for all those working in our Centres and minimizing the impact we make on the Environment," said Ms. Zoe Chow, Chief Executive Officer of HKRI Taikoo Hui.

HKRI Centre One and Two
HKRI Centre One and Two

HKRI Centre One and Two are the top green buildings in the vibrant Jing'an District, setting a new benchmark in environment-friendly office building. It is a commitment to environmental excellence, as well as enabling sustainable communities to thrive. The awarded Centres have become the location of choice for many Fortune 500 companies as the base for their Mainland China or Asia Pacific headquarters, forming a well-balanced industry profile of leading private equity, legal, technology, retail and pharmaceutical companies.

The Centres feature a number of innovative practices including:

  • Excellent transportation links with direct access to Line 13 and in close proximity to Line 2 and 12 and onsite bike parking to promote sustainable commuting.
  • Over 30% of the project development is dedicated to greenery of native species to promote biodiversity while minimizing the water consumption required for irrigation.
  • A triple level air filtration system to minimize airborne pollutants as well as CO2 sensors to ensure sufficient fresh indoor air is received to clients' premises.
  • High efficiency floor plates creating greater productivity and opportunities for tenants.
  • Rainwater collection system for flushing and irrigation, basement-only carparking, the use of environment-friendly refrigerants, and low VOC materials.
  • 44 high-speed elevators with an average speed of 8m/s in HKRI Centre One and an average speed of 6m/s in HKRI Centre Two provide fast and convenient vertical transport to the different zones across the office towers.
  • HKRI Centre One also features a sky lobby on the 38th floor at 163m high, and a penthouse on the top floor, providing a panoramic view of cosmopolitan Shanghai and additional space for relaxation or events.

This LEED Platinum Certification recognizes HKRI Centre One and Two as showcase examples of sustainable design and leadership in the building industry. The two Centres will continue to maintain and upgrade their environmental hardware, optimize energy-saving and commit to building a healthy office community to make these Centres the benchmark for office buildings in the Jing'an District.

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