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Green Campus


Green Campus Program

ITRI initiated its Green Campus Program in 2011.
ITRI initiated its Green Campus Program in 2011.

ITRI initiated its Green Campus Program in 2011 in light of low carbon and environmental sustainability trends. The campus has become a testing ground where ITRI implements its self-developed energy-saving technologies. Its empirical experience helps pave the way for transferring new technology and expanding the implementation of successes from the campus to industry.

The program has set the foundation to promote a new era of low-carbon sustainability. It includes the establishment of low-carbon infrastructure, the renovation of old structures into smart buildings, and the implementation of smart monitoring facilities throughout the campus. These initiatives encourage a green, low-carbon lifestyle and culture, and focus on equipment updates, strengthened management, and improvement in work and living environments. Energy-consuming facilities have been replaced to enhance energy efficiency. Furthermore, various data systems and ISO energy management tools are used to optimize control and energy conservation, thus achieving energy reduction targets without any changes in energy use habits.

Lastly, ITRI is actively increasing green coverage rate, promoting low carbon transport, and collecting water for reuse. ITRI’s efforts in carbon emission reduction have already yielded considerable achievements since the Green Campus Program was introduced. As of the end of 2016, 10.78 million kwh of electricity have been saved, an estimated equivalent to the annual energy usage of 3,087 households in Taiwan. The total CO2 emission reduction so far is around 19,458 tons, which is approximately the volume absorbed by 50 Da-an Forest Parks. The green coverage rate has increased to 124%, helping to create a high quality, low-carbon, and green environment.

The program has also diagnosed the energy usage of old buildings on the campus and introduced innovative energy conversion technology and management tools. This has successfully reduced the energy use intensity (EUI) of structures over 30 years old to 63.8, which is lower than the average energy density of over half of Taiwan’s office buildings. Meanwhile, the utilization of low energy consumption equipment and optimizing LED illumination has successfully been applied to a 13-year-old building on the campus, gaining recognition from the Ministry of the Interior in the form of Diamond-Level Certification of Taiwan Green Building Label.

Following trial use on the campus, technologies have been introduced and transferred to a wider market; these include smart building energy management systems, the iPower energy data platform, the DALI lighting control management system, rooftop insulation coatings, high efficiency active magnetic chillers, high efficiency inverter centrifugal chillers, air conditioning water system optimizers, and cabinet-model inverter technology. These technologies have been transferred to 32 companies and have already made a contribution through their validation and diffusion.

In a bid to expand the impact of its Green Campus Program, ITRI took the lead in purchasing 1.04 million kwh of green power. ITRI hopes its efforts will help encourage industry to adopt green energy in order to accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions.

ITRI’s Green Campus Program.
ITRI’s Green Campus Program.