NCKU has a policy ensuring all renovation and new builds are falling energy efficiency standards. We have set up the Energy Conservation Promotion Committee since 2008. The committee’s strategy involves the following regulations: new buildings must comply with energy efficiency standards and existing buildings should be improved in terms of energy efficiency. The Committee also aims to reduce CO2 emissions, promote water reuse as well as energy management and utilization of renewable energy. Furthemore, the committee holds 2 meetings annually to review three main types of energy used within the university: electric power, thermal energy, and building energy (water resources). The meeting not only aims to analyze energy usage and development, but also to discuss incentives measures for energy saving.
As such, since 2018, NCKU has been replacing old air conditioners with energy class 1 or 2 air conditioners. 620 air conditioners have been replaced by now in 2021, saving 540,020 kWh of electricity, which is 0.78% less than the electricity consumption in 2020. Moreover, four buildings on the campus have been rewarded with the Silver Class Green Buildings (EEWH Green Building Certification), during 2018-2020. In Addition, in 2020, the Energy Conservation Promotion Committee has decided to incorporate EAC and EL standards into the contract for design and planning of new buildings on campus in the future.
LINK 1: NCKU Green Building Certification
LINK 2: Meeting Minutes of NCKU Energy Conservation Promotion Committee