LEED Gold ceremony for Faithful+Gould’s project in Suzhou

Faithful+Gould provided LEED consulting, and testing and commissioning services for The Summit.

Tishman Speyer’s Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Design & Construction, Bob Pratt, as well as Managing Director and General Manager of Shanghai, Micky Leung, were presented with the prestigious LEED Gold certificate by the President & CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Mahesh Ramanujam for their Suzhou The Summit development.

Located in the heart of Suzhou Industrial Park’s Central Business District, The Summit is a 116,390sqm landmark mixed-use urban development, comprising 57,204sqm of international grade ‘A’ office space, 35,144sqm of shopping centre, and 21,867 sqm of luxury residences.

The development was designed and constructed to LEED Gold requirements. Some of the sustainable designs employed included:

  • water efficient fittings and fixtures
  • rain water recycled for sewage conveyance
  • energy efficient building envelope
  • high performance glazing
  • high efficiency chillers
  • indoor carbon dioxide concentration monitoring system
  • fresh air heat recovery
  • variable primary pump system for the chilled water system
  • water-side free cooling in winter

Led by Chris Li, Faithful+Gould’s Head of Energy and Environmental Services (EES) in China, Faithful+Gould was appointed by Tishman Speyer to provide LEED certification advisory services, and testing and commissioning consultancy services.

Chris said: “We are honoured to have been part of this development. As an advocate of green buildings, we have attained LEED Gold certification for Tishman Speyer’s first project in Suzhou, and achieved this two weeks prior to the completion date. Thanks also to the team, including development manager Jack Guo, assistant project manager Fang Liu, project engineers Liu Jing and Xiang Yun, project manager James Fan, and engineer Sunny Chen, for a job well done!”

Acknowledging the team’s efforts, USGBC’s Mahesh commented, “Consistent with other Tishman Speyer projects around the world, the office buildings of The Summit are designed to meet the most rigorous requirements of the world’s leading tenants, both international and domestic. By achieving LEED Gold, the city’s new landmark and project team have demonstrated a strong commitment to the health, comfort and wellbeing of the people who will work in the building, and to the community at large.”