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S. Korea's tallest skyscraper receives eco-friendly certification

All News 14:52 June 21, 2017

SEOUL, June 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's tallest skyscraper built by retail giant Lotte Group received a green building certificate from a U.S.-based environment organization, Lotte Corp. said Wednesday.

The 123-story Lotte World Tower received a Gold rating in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system, the conglomerate said.

LEED is a green building rating system that gives certifications based on various criteria from energy efficiency to indoor environmental quality, the USGBC said.

Lotte Corp. said the skyscraper self-produces about 15 percent of all energy used in the building via various technologies, including wind power and solar generation.

The certified 555-meter-high building consists of office space, lavish residences, a luxury hotel named Signiel Seoul and a glass observation deck.

This photo provided by Lotte Corp. shows its CEO Park Hyun-chul (R) posing for a photo with Peter Templeton, senior vice president of the U.S. Green Building Council, at its office in New York on June 20, 2017. (Yonhap)

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