Green buildings, in recent years, have become popular due to the trend of energy saving and the reduction of carbon emission and "LOHAS," and more and more people are concerned with a living quality that accounts for the important part of our lives. Regardless of the selection of building materials or the procurement of houses with the green concept, besides energy saving, a healthier and more comfortable living quality is also the consideration.
The Foundation has worked with National Taipei University of Technology and Taiwan Green Building Council since 2009, and with Taiwan Green Collar Association since 2013, to open the professional courses to cultivate green building and decoration talents, "The Workshop for the Training of Green Collar Architects" each year. The distinct feature of the courses is to combine with concepts and practices in a systemized way to teach "Introduction to Green Buildings," "Design Strategies of Green Buildings," to practical "How to Build a Green Building Internally and Externally," "The Evaluation Systems of Green Buildings," and "Case Studies of Green Buildings" each year.
Since 2012, these course credits have been approved by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) making them the first recognized green building credits taught in Chinese. In 2013, basic course contents were compiled in the publication of "Green Building Architects Teach You How to Design a Good House" enabling the sharing of practical green building knowledge with more people.
For the past several years, these courses have cultivated hundreds of architects and designers with green building concept, and now they have been continuously working in each corner of Taiwan toward a green revolution.
Newest course: 2021/10 LEED Zero building course
The “Energy Management Professional Course” is the first-ever training in Taiwan that integrates theories and practices on manipulation.
DEF developed weather parameters for BIM data platform, allowing architects to build a more energy-efficient building.
To raise people's awareness of carbon reduction, "Delta Green Building Exhibition" was held in Paris, during COP21 in 2015 and had attracted over 40,000 people to visit.