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2015 / 12 / 30

The Riviera Hotel becomes first hotel in greater China area to receive LEED for EB:O&M certification

The Riviera Hotel is a boutique hotel located in central Taipei. The hotel chose to pursue LEED certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, and became the 1st hotel in the greater China area to receive the LEED for EB:O&M certification.

Example project achievements include: no potable water used for irrigation, energy use intensity 25% less than average, reduced potable water use by 35%, new green roof to reduce heat island effect and provide insulation, and new green cleaning & indoor pest control programs to ensure indoor environmental quality.

The primary goals for the project were to actualize Intelligent Building Management  Practices and provide Environmentally-Responsible Service Operations to guests.

“The building ‘s energy operation cost has reduced dramatically. Energy bill saving is approximately 30% per year. For the investment on upgrading the building’s chiller system and its controls, the payback period is 4 years.” – General Manager Jack Ho [ Investment: 10,000,000 NTD ]