Delta Electronics Foundation was founded in 1990 by Mr. Bruce Cheng, in recognition of the fact that the society had laid a solid groundwork for the growth of Delta Electronics, Inc. The foundation was initially set up to nurture scientific and technological talents through sponsoring academic researches. In response to climate change and global warming, the foundation has prioritized climate mitigation and adaptation works in decades.
Today the foundation channels resources into three main areas of work: "Energy and Climate", "Green Building and Transport", and "Green-collar Talent Cultivation". We principally devote resources to projects that decarbonize the industry, building and transport sectors, as well as facilitate marine protection and biodiversity conservation. Meanwhile, we establish practices and continue to communicate climate issues with the general populace through social media. We additionally work with leading domestic and international climate think tanks and non-governmental organizations to exert an ongoing policy influence.
Delta Electronics Foundation is committed to climate mitigation and adaptation works. We aim to offer society the latest climate science analyses to enhance information accessibility. On the other hand, we hope to boost the capacity building of society through innovative mitigation and adaptation practices.
Message from Bruce
Since the industrial revolution, due to the emission of GHGs, we are now experiencing global warming and extreme climates and witnessing more and more frequent natural disasters year by year. Although we have reached a consensus to prevent global warming, we are more likely to speak many words rather than take more concrete action. We are not working hard enough to tackle this urgent issue.
Delta Electronics with the mission, "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow", has been devoted to the research and development of highly efficient electronics products and green technology. It has always been the hope of Delta that we can make more contributions to society in addition to providing technological solutions. This is my initial objective to establish Delta Electronics Foundation.
Over decades the Foundation has been focusing on climate education, communication, and practices to decarbonize the industry, building, and transport sector. Given the biodiversity loss around the world, the Foundation further launches marine conservation projects to facilitate the adaptive capacity of the ecosystem.
I believe that as a successful enterprise, we should think beyond profits, and be the leader in fighting against climate change. The Foundation will keep endeavoring to develop more climate actions and expand more stakeholders' engagement.
─ Successfully fostered over 1,000 coral fragments and kept transplanting the grown-up ones back to Chaojing Marine Protected Area
─ Made Y. S. Sun Green Building, donated by Delta listed as an exemplary building for its remarkable energy-saving performance in the IPCC AR6
─ Published an academic article, "Effects of weather forecasting on indoor comfort and energy savings in office buildings" on Building and Environment, to show the possibility of achieving energy saving through air-conditioning temperature control and weather forecast data
─ Integrated air pollution issues in the low-carbon transport education materials and enabled students to understand why EVs feature zero emission, and the relationship among transportation, climate change, and air pollution
─ Together with two Spanish island governments and international ocean institutes hosted events at COP27 to share solutions to island energy transition & resilience, and science & practice in marine conservation
─ Published the research, "Introduction of Internal Carbon Pricing: Methods and Application," to guide companies in the implementation of the ICP system
─ Curated "Earth Pulsing: Nurturing Life Exhibition," which used 100% renewable electricity, to inspire actions on climate change and biodiversity conservation
─ Two Delta's ocean documentaries, "Life in the Coral Reefs" and "Swimming with Humpback Whale," won gold awards in the long- & medium-length and short-length documentary film categories at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival in 2022
─ Initiated coral transplantation and restoration practices with local marine conservation teams
─ Partnered with ZEV and used EV fleets to monitor street-level air pollution
Namasia Mincyuan Elementary School obtained the LEED Zero Energy certification, becoming the first campus in Asia to hold the certification
─ Held a side event at COP26 to share the experience in deploying solutions of e-mobility in cities
─ Launched Energy Management Professional Course that integrates theories and practices on manipulation
─ Hosted Delta Climate Salon to timely interpret the latest IPCC's AR6 Climate Change 2021 Report
─ Made BBC Blue Planet II live in concert premiere in Asia, further achieving the zero carbon concert goal
─ Launched coral restoration project and organized corporate volunteer training with local marine conservation teams
─ Released a new version of the Green BIM micro-climate database and showcased its application in the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology
─ Retrofitted the office space of Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation to create a healthy and energy-efficient environment amid COVID-19
─ Launched WELL Building Standard course to support the health and well-being of people amid COVID-19
─ Held the first LEED Zero building course to introduce the latest net-zero building standard of USGBC
─ The world's first 8K environmental documentary Water with Life won the Gold Award at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.
─ Published "50% Energy Saving with Delta" to popularize know-how of energy efficiency in the industry
─ Hosted a side event at COP25 to share water conservation practices and education
─ Made the first 8K environmental documentary "Water with Life" tour the museums of Taiwan
─ Held a media event to analyze the main points of the IPCC SROCC report
─ Held the side event at COP24 to present how distributed energy resources strengthen energy resilience
─ Held Delta Climate Salon to interpret IPCC's Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C
─ Released Green BIM micro-climate database, a tool to strengthen the energy efficiency of buildings
─ Co-authored the book "Low Carbon Life in two cities"
─ Invited by ICLEI's to share experiences of facilitating urban sustainability at a side event COP23
─ Held Delta Green Building Exhibition at EcoMobility World Festival 2017
─ Delta Green Building Exhibition received the CSR Award from Global Views Magazine
─ Published "Building Green Buildings with Delta" to promote designs of green building
─ Made Delta Green Building Exhibition showcase at Tsinghua University in Beijing and Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei.
─ The book "Designing a Good House: Lessons from Green Architects" received the Honorable Award of Ta-You Wu Memorial Awards
─ "Delta21@COP21" received the CSR Award from Global Views Magazine
─ Curated "Delta 21 Green Buildings at COP21 Exhibition" in Paris during COP21
─ Min Chuan Elementary School in Namasia, which was donated by DEF, achieved the "Net Nero Energy" goal in 2015.
─ DeltaMOOCx, the first Moocs platform for technology education, launched in April.
─ The Foundation assisted professors and students from the Graduate Institute of Architecture of National Chiao Tung University to compete in a Solar Decathlon in Europe.
─ The "Environmental Education Promotion Project" received the First Prize of CSR Group given by Global Views Monthly.
─ Received the Outstanding Group Award of National Environmental Education
─ "Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above" was awarded the Best Documentary Film of Taipei Golden Horse.
─ Curated the Environmental Exhibition: Run for Water‧Water for Run
─ Co-organized a side event about resiliency building during COP20 in Peru, Lima
─ Donated equipment for monitoring toxic hazards after a gas explosion in Kaohsiung, and funded the Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation for victims' rehabilitation
─ During Taiwan Lantern Festival, the Foundation based on the concept of carbon credits planned the "Delta Celestial Bliss" to carry out the concept of low-carbon buildings.
─ Taiwan's first aerial environmental documentary film "Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above" was broadcast and received great feedback. The Foundation was one of the major sponsors of this film. The cooperation of the environmental clip with Photographer Chi Po-Lin, "Taiwan from the Air", was also released in 2013.
─ "Delta Celestial Bliss" received the Outstanding Award of CSR Group from Global Views Monthly.
─ Donated the LED lights to the National Museum of Natural Science, which be installed outside the Green House as a new lighting display
─ Received the Outstanding Award of Environmental Education in Taipei City
─ The construction of the "R&D Building of Sun Yun-Hsuan" was selected as one of the cases in "The World's Greenest Buildings."
─ "Namasia Ming Chuan Elementary School" was donated and rebuilt after Typhoon Morakot was completed; with energy-saving and solar power generation, the future "net-zero energy consumption" green campus was built.
─ The Most Influential Award of a Mobile Community Service Given by Xue Xue was received for "Assistance to Climate Refugees – The Rebuilding of Namasia Ming Chuan Elementary School".
─ "The Rebuilding of Namasia Ming Chuan Elementary School Project" received the Award for Outstanding Newly Completed Environmental Buildings in the Asia Pacific.
─ Cooperated with Taiwan Aerial Imaging and National Taiwan Science Education Center to produce "Taiwan from the Above-Aerial Environmental Imaging Exhibition", the first environmental exhibition curated by the Foundation
─ The energy school, Kaohsiung Jiachang Elementary School received Supreme Quality Award from the Ministry of Education
─ Donated the construction of the "R&D Building of Sun Yun-Hsuan" at NCKU with the newest green building technology that was completed in February
─ Built zero-carbon classrooms at Wanfang Elementary School, Minfu Elementary School, and Jiachang Elementary School for the demonstration of energy education
─ "The Climate Battle in Taiwan" cooperated with the IC Sound of Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park Broadcasting, and received the Golden Bell Award.
─ The Low Carbon 3D Movie Tour Bus was launched and scheduled to tour in remote towns to screen environmental documentaries.
─ Received 2nd Community Service Award from the Ministry of Education
─ Launched "Energy School" project to consult schools with energy inspection and teaching plans
─ Chairman, Bruce Cheng and "Low-carbon Life Blog" were both awarded as Environmental Hero of Global Views Monthly.
─ "Low-carbon Life Blog" received the Most Influential Award of Community Service Given by Xue Xue.
─ Received the Art and Business Award given by the Council for Cultural Affairs due to the participation in the reconstruction work after Typhoon Morakot
─ Initiated the "Green Collar Architect Workshop", a professional course for talents engaging in green buildings and green renovation and decoration
─ "The 24 Lessons of Low-carbon Life" received the Good Book Award given by China Times.
─ The first group of Delta Energy Volunteers taught at schools; the Foundation now has been continuously training business workers as the seed teachers to use active and interesting teaching methods to teach knowledge to elementary students.
─ "Low-carbon Life Blog" was awarded "The Chinese Community Service Award".
─ Initiation of the "Energy-saving Residential Unit Rebuilding" project to finance 25 houses to improve energy consumption and build a healthier and more comfortable housing environment.
─ Cooperated with the BTCO to offer joint scholarships
─ Introduced the KEEP12 Energy Management Project on Campus to cooperate with environmental education agencies in Taiwan to prepare localized energy education programs and brought the teaching material to elementary and junior high schools in Taiwan
─ Provided scholarships for overseas Chinese students in Thailand to come to study in Taiwan
─ Gave Delta/NTIO Joint Environmental Scholarship to encourage students to study environmental courses in Europe
─ The Foundation worked with the National Taiwan Science Education Center to launch the Green Energy Mobile to test mobile educational exhibitions, attracting more than 100,000 visitors.
─ Cooperated with the Society of Wilderness to initiate the event of "Summer Turn off the Light Day" to encourage the public to save energy in daily life
─ Received the National Community Service Award from the Ministry of Education
─ Established scholarships for Chinese Schools in Northern Thailand; improved Chinese teaching quality in Northern Thailand by providing teachers' training and software/hardware funding from time to time