chapter  7
24 Pages

Policy and Evaluation System for Green Building in Subtropical Taiwan

WithHsien-Te Lin

Since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, sustainable development has been an issue of worldwide concern in many aspects. In architecture field, the sustainable development movement has been gathered as a main trend and the assessment method of Green Building became a fashionable field of research throughout the world. After the first Green Building assessment tool BREEAM in the world was proposed by BRE (Building Research Establishment) in Britain 1990, more than 14 countries have established their own assessment tools such as GBTool (Canada), CASBEE (Japan), LEED (U.S.), EEWH (Taiwan), within ten years.