LEED Gold certification for Jiading Schindler City in Shanghai, China
Schindler is proud to announce the next milestone in its ongoing commitment to sustainability. The Jiading Schindler City – the new campus in Shanghai China - has now achieved Gold certification under the internationally recognized LEED1 environmental standard.
"We are particularly proud to have received this outstanding certification", said Thomas Oetterli, CEO of the Schindler Group. "It proves again that our motto "Thinking ahead. Acting today." is a commitment with no end date and that we take our responsibility for our environment very seriously in all decisions taken within our company."
The Jiading Schindler City consists of a 200m test tower, an R&D center, a training facility and the head office of Schindler China, featuring a showroom, canteen, and large recreation areas for employees.
Innovative technology and design
Innovative design, high indoor environmental quality and optimal energy performance were key drivers in ensuring a "green" Schindler City. In order to reach this goal and to achieve the LEED Gold certification, major environmentally friendly initiatives were taken:
Building facades contain more than two million "reused" bricks collected from old Chinese buildings
Implementation of the latest state of art Ground Energy System (GES), which generates the highest accreditation in building energy savings and environmental protection by world standards
Heat, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is built in with the most advanced cooling system which obtains substantial energy savings of more than 25% versus conventional HVAC systems while maintaining excellent air quality for our employees at the same time
Innovative waste water technologies allow utilization for landscaping on the campus
LEED Silver certifications for production plants
Our modern campus in China is also home to an escalator plant (opened in 2014) and an elevator factory (opened in 2015) which have already achieved LEED Silver certification. An escalator step plant is still under construction. The complete campus will cover an impressive area of more than 300,000 m2. This major investment boosts our production capacity and expertise in the world's largest market for new installations.
As shown by this LEED Gold certification, sustainability at Schindler is not just words but is a true commitment to actions that make a difference.
1 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a globally accepted certification issued by the US Green Building Council that takes account of the entire life cycle of a building and its components.