Taiwan of Building Codes

Current Codes of Taiwan

Taiwan Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Standard
The Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Standard is a fairly simple code and covers only building envelope. It uses an equation (ENVLOAD) to determine the annual cooling load based on area, and then sets an allowable envelope load.

Taiwan Residential Energy Efficiency Standard
The Residential Energy Efficiency Standard covers prescriptive insulation requirements for the roof and walls, as well as fenestration requirements.

Taiwan currently has mandatory residential and commercial building energy codes, but they were last passed in 1997 and 1995, respectively, and only cover building envelope elements. Part of Taiwan’s energy strategy is to update its codes, and it may be a good idea to incorporate many of the strategies covered in the 2009 Energy Efficiency Strategy.


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History

Although Taiwan did not sign the Kyoto protocol, the government is working to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. In June 2005, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 170 million metric tons per year as of 2025.

In 2009, Taiwan’s Energy Saving Measures for the Built Environment set goals for 2015 for energy efficiency and cutting GHG emissions. It provides building strategies, case studies, and promotes overall building efficiency.