The new headquarters of Amorepacific Group aims to be an eco-friendly building that efficiently uses energy. Certified as ‘Highest grade in Green Standard for Energy and Environmental Design (G-SEED)’ and ‘First grade in Building Energy Efficiency Rating’, both eco-friendly building certifications in Korea, the new headquarters has been designed to reduce energy use by 37.6% against expected energy demand by applying various eco-friendly systems.
Eco-friendly Systems of the New HQ
Enhancing Energy Efficiency
Our new headquarters effectively recycles heat energy through waste heat recovery HVAC system. In addition, we installed facilities to maximize energy efficiency, such as high-efficiency certified transformers, high-efficiency motors, and power factor correction capacitors. We used high-efficiency LED bulbs for all lighting and applied a Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) system, a lighting system that automatically adjusts lighting intensity by detecting the amount of natural light available, and a motion sensor system, which controls lighting based on motion detection. We minimized unnecessary use of electricity through these measures. The ceiling of the lobby has a skylight (glass ceiling) to allow as much natural light as possible into the building, while vertical pins installed along the curtain wall of the building block out solar radiation.
Introducing New and Renewable Energy
The geothermal heat system uses temperature of the earth, which is consistent unlike air temperature, to control our heating and air conditioning systems. The solar heat system stores solar energy to be used as energy source, while the photovoltaic system generates electric power from sunlight.