Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
Strengthening National Policies:
2009 Energy Efficiency Strategy
Taiwan's Energy Saving Measures for the Built Environment sets goals for 2015 for energy efficiency and cutting GHG emissions. It provides building strategies, case studies, and promotes overall building efficiency.
Green Building Rating System:
The EEWH is a voluntary building rating system that uses four categories: Ecology, Energy-Saving, Waste Reduction, and Health. It helps serve as a promotional label for sustainable construction.
Based on the current status of building energy codes and policies, as well as potential for energy efficiency, BCAP recommends the following actions. Also noted are states or countries that successfully employ the suggested action, and may be used as a model. These suggestions are meant only to show opportunities for energy efficiency. Please contact BCAP for more information or assistance.
Establish a Complete Residential and Commercial Code
Taiwan currently has mandatory residential and commercial building energy codes, but they were last passed in 1997 and 1995, respectively, and only cover building envelope elements. Part of Taiwan's energy strategy is to update it's codes, and it may be a good idea to incorporate many of the strategies covered in the 2009 Energy Efficiency Strategy.
Japan's CCRUEB and CCRUEH can serve as good examples for Taiwan to model energy code's after. Although they are somewhat old, they incorporate a great deal of mandatory building standards on all facets of design and construction. Japan has one of the most efficient economies in the world, and Taiwan could have similar results after it updates its codes.
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