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EMSI Supports Taikoo Li Qiantan in Building World’s First WELL Certified Core Platinum Level Certified Mall


Environmental Market Solutions Inc. (EMSI), a Carrier company and leading provider of healthy and sustainable building consulting services, has helped Taikoo Li Qiantan become the world's first shopping mall earn the WELL Certified™ Core at the Platinum level by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). Taikoo Li Qiantan is a 120,000-square-meter wellness-themed retail complex that opened in September 2021 in the Qiantan International Business District of Pudong, Shanghai. EMSI is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.

With its advanced solutions and deep experience addressing health and well-being objectives for buildings, EMSI advised Taikoo Li Qiantan in achieving more than 100 WELL Building Standard performance metrics, design strategies and policies to elevate human health and comfort to become WELL Certified Core Platinum.

EMSI also assisted Taikoo Li Qiantan in receiving two other widely recognized green building designations. Taikoo Li Qiantan holds a Gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)™ program from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED Gold certification considers how Taikoo Li Qiantan’s operations are reducing its contribution to global climate change enhancing individual human health and community quality of life, among other things.

Working with EMSI, Taikoo Li Qiantan was awarded China’s Green Building Evaluation Label Two Star Certification. China requires that almost every new building over 20,000 square meters meet China Green Building Certification standards.

“Post pandemic, health and safety have become just as important as sustainability for building owners,” said Titus Yu, Vice President and General Manager, North Asia, Carrier HVAC. “With guidance from EMSI, Taikoo Li Qiantan has been certified healthy, safe and sustainable by three different green building organizations, setting a new standard for this new landmark. EMSI was able to integrate the green building evaluation systems from IWBI, USGBC with recommendations for adapting to the local conditions and complying with all the architect and owner requirements.”

The design of Taikoo Li Qiantan features a “double-open park concept,” a wide expanse of open green space and lanes across the ground level and rooftop, connected by an 80-metre-long scenic bridge overlooking the Huangpu River. There is a 450-metre Sky Loop surrounding the rooftop of the complex. The Sky Loop features professional running and walking tracks, equipped with facial recognition technology and digitalised changing rooms. There are also several unique open spaces where visitors can gather and relax.

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About EMSI
EMSI provides sustainable technical consulting services for healthy buildings for real estate developers, organizations and manufacturers of green products in Greater China, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. As a global early adopter of IWBI membership and an accredited WELL Performance Testing Organization, EMSI has an established long-term strategic cooperation with USGBC and IWBI. The company has successfully consulted on more than 650 projects totaling more than 80 million square meters. EMSI is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions. For more information about EMSI, visit