Energy Saving Measures for Taiwan’s Built Environment
Energy consumption is a fact of life: whether it is through consumption of goods or provision of services, oil, gas, and coal are burned in increasing quantities to meet the needs of an expanding population that demands an ever-increasing
standard of living. However, in an environment where resources are becoming increasingly scarce and the threat of man-made climate change is increasing, alternatives are becoming a necessity. One area that holds particular promise is increased efficiency in
the built environment.
Conducted in 2009, this study describes approaches to energy efficiency in the built environment, and how they provide a comprehensive solution to carbon emissions reduction and energy savings. These techniques and strategies
are not just for new building design. With the vast majority of existing buildings consuming the bulk of energy due to lack of foresight, tremendous savings potential exists.