LEED-CS Platinum Certification
3-Star Green Building Design Identity Certificate
The LEED-CS, or the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Certification System, was initiated and set up by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1993. The LEED-CS is aimed at setting up a set of generally-accepted and applicable rating standards to encourage and promote designs and development of sustainable green buildings globally. These are a set of relatively influential global rating standards for all types of buildings’ environment reviewing system, green building evaluation and sustainable building evaluation standards.
The USGBC is a non-profitable organization founded in 1993 and focusing on the development of the LEED green building rating system, while offering and developing LEED based on education and research projects as well as marketing. The USGBC conferred the LEED-CS Platinum Certification — known as the Academy Awards for green buildings — on Shanghai Tower.
The “Green Building Design Identity Certificate” is a Chinese green building rating certification. Institutions authorized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development follow the Green Building Rating Standards, the Detailed Guidelines on Green Building Rating Techniques (try-out) and the Supplementary Instructions on the Detailed Guidelines of Green Building Rating Techniques (planning and design part) to evaluate and certify building projects. These institutions follow the Green Building Rating Certification Administrative Policy (try-out) to evaluate and certify residential and public buildings, which are still at the planning and design stage or under construction. After passing evaluation, building projects receive the green building design rating certification, which includes certificates and badges.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development officially awarded Shanghai Tower the “3-Star Green Building Design Identity Certificate”.
The green building rating system consists of six indicating factors namely land-saving and outdoor environment, energy-saving and energy utilization, water-saving and water resources utilization, material-saving and material resources utilization, indoor environment quality as well as operation and management.
On September 13, 2012, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development officially awarded Shanghai Tower the “3-Star Green Building Design Identity Certificate”.。