An ambitious plan is turning a 13ha land in Zhubei city, northern Taiwan, into a showcase of green, smart urban living.
Arup designed a sustainable development framework for the park, analysing the feasibility of various green features and devising management strategies.
We split the park into two zones, a zero carbon zone comprising villas and an education centre as well as a low carbon zone comprising a theatre, a green energy demonstration centre and research and development buildings.
13ha low-to-zero carbon development
50-60%carbon reduction targeted
The low carbon zone has successfully achieved a carbon reduction target of 50-60%; and the zero carbon zone has been realised through a bespoke four pillar strategy developed by Arup.
Four pillar strategy
Both passive and active design has been adopted to reduce energy consumption. These include high insulation, natural ventilation and lighting, self-regulating air-conditioning, reuse of waste heat and hot water storage.
The strategy also encourages behavioural changes of end-users by introducing smart meters, utilities bill rebates, and regular maintenance of equipment and appliances.
Last but not least is the use of renewable energy, including photovoltaic, solar hot water, wind energy and biofuels.
With abundant public open space including a theme park, a theatre villas and urban farming, the park serves as an urban oasis and provides a platform to educate on sustainable living.