Development of a Simplified Green Building Model in Taiwan: The Case of the AGS1 Experimental House

  • Chih-Peng Liu
  • Ding-chin Chou
Part of the Strategies for Sustainability book series (STSU)


This chapter firstly describes the local climate characteristics of Taiwan, green buildings, and the manner of using green materials in Taiwan by using a literature review analytically, then explains the development model of green buildings for a green environment, green structure, green materials, green living, and green decoration and finishing under a “simplified” concept. Secondly it describes a practical and appropriate residential environment model encompassing a combination of correct temperature and humidity values indoors, reduced building weight of envelope structures and heat gain through windows, avoidance of excessive interior decoration, choice of an envelope material with high resistance to moisture permeability, an air exchange mechanism with a proper intermediary space, and a suitable fitted air conditioning model. Last, but not least, this chapter describes the concept of the “Development of A Simplified Green Building Model in Taiwan” by aggregating case study data and presents a description of the development of the AGS1 experimental house on the basis of the effectiveness evidence of some of the building functions of the AGS1 experimental house, and also presents suggestions for the direction of short thesis research in the future, hoping to facilitate positive development of the green building sector in Taiwan.


Simplified Green buildings AGS1 Heat gain Building structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Doctoral Program in Design, College of DesignNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Graduate Institute of Architecture and Urban Design, Architecture DepartmentNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan

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