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TMCNet:  NCKU to Launch First Building Carbon Footprint Certification

[June 17, 2014]

NCKU to Launch First Building Carbon Footprint Certification

TAINAN, Taiwan --(Business Wire)--

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 Architecture.

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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