LEED Factories

Voluntary commitment that any new factory achieves LEED certification system from the US

All our factories built since 2008 have been introduced into the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system from the US. Issued by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) aims to encourage the development and realization of sustainable buildings and is the most popular green building certification system. Sustainable base development, resource recycling, water conservation, promote and energy efficiency and climate impact mitigation methods, and innovative and novel design to create buildings that are ecofriendly and green. , To date, four of our factories have obtained the LEED certification for green buildings.

We apply creative design solutions that involve the local ecosystems, solar energy, and green building materials, smart monitoring and control of our factory systems and production equipment, as well as energy and water conservation and work to build a green culture. We have adopted the AUO New Factory Green Building and Energy Rules and self-imposed standards derived from those. Through functional measurements, we verify [and improve] our systems until they meet the functional thresholds and operating efficacy to qualify for certification. The ecology surrounding our Green Fabs and their standards are closely linked.

2008
AUO Green Commitment is officially announced
2009
AUO Taichung Fab, the world’s first high-tech factory to obtain LEED Gold certification
2011
AUO Houli Fab, the world’s first high-tech factory to obtain LEED Platinum certification
2014
AUO Tainan Fab, obtains LEED Gold certification
2016
AUO Tainan Kunshan, obtains LEED Platinum certification

Platinum Level – AUO Kunshan G6 Fab
Comprehensive Green Building Development Plan leads to LEED Green Campus certification
  • Area: 480,000 m2, equivalent to 2/3 of the Forbidden City in Beijing
Overall energy conservation rate
50 % 50 % simulated by LEED ASHARE 90.1 - 2007
Manufacturing water recycling rate
90 %
Tap water conservation rate
90 %
Carbon dioxide emission reduction
400,000 tones 1,500 absorption of Daan Forest Park in one year
High-efficiency LED illumination installed 
100 %
Platinum Level – AUO Houli G8.5 Fab
The world’s first LEED Platinum-certified factory designed with energy conservation and environmental protection as leading concepts
  • Total surface area: 84,200 m2
Overall energy conservation rate
49.7 % 49.7 % simulated by LEED ASHARE 90.1 - 2007
Manufacturing water recycling rate
90 %
Tap water conservation rate
90 %
Carbon dioxide emission reduction
400 thousand tones 1,500 absorption of Daan Forest Park in one year
High-efficiency LED illumination installed
100 %
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