The Low Carbon Building Alliance (LCBA) at National Cheng Kung
University (NCKU), led by Department of Architecture Chair Professor Dr.
Hsien-Te Lin, will set up the first system for Building Carbon Footprint
Certification in the coming future.
The certification system will be founded in line with Taiwan
government's low carbon building policy.
According to Dr. Lin, the Building Carbon Footprint Certification is a
system which aims to assess, label, diagnose and improve carbon
emissions of buildings caused by production and transportation of
construction materials, construction of buildings, daily use and
maintenance of buildings as well as waste management.
A platform for low carbon industry has been jointly established by NCKU
Department of Architecture and Industrial Sustainable Development Center
(ISDC), whch will serve as the technical core of the platform, as well
as private foundations, universities and wide range of industries.
Aiming to lower carbon footprint of buildings based on their lifecycle,
the platform will use low carbon certification as a tool to assist the
construction industry in developing low-carbon designs, low carbon
technologies, low carbon products as well as setting strategies related
to low carbon management, thus building high quality construction
industry chain in Taiwan.
The LCBA initiative, launched by Ministry of Science and Technology
(MOST), Taiwan last year under the Industry-Academia Small Alliance
Project, is an industrial alliance jointly founded by universities
including NCKU and National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei
Tech), as well as community societies such as the Delta Electronics
Foundation and Chinese Church of Christ Faith Hope Love Foundation.
In the future, the Building Carbon Footprint Certification will be
implemented and issued by the LCBA head office.
The Building Carbon Footprint Certification Organization will also be
situated at six locations, including Taipei Tech Department of
Architecture, Taoyuan Innovation Institute of Technology (TIIT)
Department of Interior Design, Taichung City Government Low Carbon
Office, the Taichung-based Wutong Foundation, NCKU Magic School of Green
Technologies and National Quemoy University (NQU) Department of
Also, LCBA has already planned to form an expert committee in order to
offer consultation and certification review services starting from
October 10 this year.
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