Through our Green Office program, we measure our carbon footprint and look for ways we can reduce it, through an office-wide reduction in air-conditioning use, purchasing low-energy or energy efficient appliances and operating as paperless as possible. Colleagues are discouraged from using paper cups, single-use utensils and lunchboxes, and we have implemented an extensive in-house recycling program. Air quality is monitored throughout the office and plants are extensively used for greening, temperature reduction and shading. Our roof garden adheres to the concept of permaculture whereby it is self-sufficient and in harmony with northern Taiwan’s natural ecosystem.
We also capture rainwater for irrigation and flushing our toilets. 76m2 of solar panels produce approximately 20% of our energy needs. We also offset the emissions generated by air travel, which is approximately 50% of our firm’s total carbon footprint.