A net-zero future is possible with the discreet use of resources, eco-friendly buildings and EVs
Delta Electronics has been known for its visionary principle of energy conservation since its establishment in 1971. At its “Zero Carbon Community” showcase as part of the 2022 COMPUTEX Forum, Delta not only highlighted its achievements, but also shared its goals and how they adhere to its core environmental, social and governance tenets.
Delta’s commitment to green buildings is a commitment to “unceasing innovation for a net-zero future,” Delta chief brand officer Shan-Shan Guo said, citing as an example one of the company’s more renowned green buildings, the Y.S. Sun Green Building Research Center.
The building was recognized as one of the world’s greenest buildings in 2013 and is 84 percent more energy efficient than most office buildings. As of 2019, Delta-built green buildings have saved 1.74 million kilowatt hours of electricity and reduced carbon by around 929.4 metric tons.
Human beings have long taken Earth’s resources for granted and have been using up such resources with wild abandon, but “we are entering the shortage economy” and humans must begin to be discreet with their resource usage, Guo said.
“We must live smart,” Guo said.
Since its founding, Delta has believed that energy efficiency is the best solution to address environmental concerns and this remains the primary method for the company to shoulder its social responsibility, Guo said.
Delta devotes 8 percent of its annual revenue towards the development of power-efficient devices, infrastructure and technology, such as more energy-resilient power grids.
Smart grid technology would increase power grid resilience and would make demand more flexible, allowing greater use of renewable energy, Guo said.
Delta has proposed an Internet of Things (IoT)-based smart green energy grid using its proprietary energy management interface to condition renewable energy and send it into energy storage. The green energy grid solution, introduced in Kinmen, has made the outlying island’s power grid resilient and prevented island-wide blackouts 61 times per year.
One-third of global consumption is caused by buildings, which must become eco-friendly, Guo said.
We want to build a zero-carbon community featuring an IoT base, and smart buildings that care for their inhabitants’ well-being based on the company’s vision of “not only green, but also well,” Guo said.
Eco-buildings should offer a healthier and more comfortable life without detracting from inhabitants’ physical and mental wellbeing, Guo added.
Delta has also invested in the electric vehicle (EV) market, as e-mobility is a crucial game-changer for achieving net-zero emissions, and has been a tier-1 solution provider since 2012. Delta’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) charger allows EVs to return power to the grid to improve resilience.
Looking to the future, Delta is well on its way to transitioning from an industrial brand into a commercial one and is proud to embrace its new identity, while continuing on its path to bring unceasing innovation for better living.