Delta Electronics, Inc. (Taipei) this month announced that six of its 29 green buildings worldwide have achieved the WELL Health-Safety Rating (HSR), a world-class evaluation organized by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) to ensure health and safety conditions in buildings in the post-COVID-19 era.
The milestone, which positions the global provider of smart energy-saving technology as a WELL pioneer within Taiwan's high-tech industry, further cements Delta's ESG best practices and success in providing stakeholders with eco-friendly facilities that also feature superior health and safety standards, the company said in statement.
Delta notes its IoT-based Smart Green Solutions product line for buildings, including the enteliWEB building management platform, indoor air quality (IAQ) solutions, disinfection UVC (ultraviolet C) lighting solutions, as well as the energy and water-saving Delta Energy Online system, are the foundations to provide proper health and safety facility environment.
Xue Ya, President of IWBI Asia, commented:
"We applaud the efforts of our IBWI Keystone member, Delta, to further promote the WELL Building Standards worldwide and to place people's health and safety at the top of their priorities, which is what the global pandemic has reminded mankind over the past two years. Moreover, it is our pleasure to congratulate them for becoming the pioneering high-tech company in Taiwan to obtain the WELL HSR. The contribution of Delta's smart building automation and indoor air quality solutions to the achievement of our health and safety rating was palpable."
The six Delta green buildings that satisfied the WELL HSR evaluation include the company's Taipei Global HQs building, its Shanghai R&D Center building, its Americas HQs building (Fremont, Calif.), the Taoyuan Technology Center, its Taichung Branch building, as well as the Tainan Branch building. These facilities are supported by Delta's UNOnext indoor air quality monitoring system and Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) device to facilitate optimal building air quality—the former oversees levels of CO2, PM2.5/PM10 particles, organic compounds and more, while the latter improves those parameters when necessary through energy-efficient ventilation.
The enteliWEB building management system, developed by Delta's Canadian-based subsidiary Delta Controls, ensures proper and energy-efficient building operations. The Delta Energy Online analyzes water use data to help facility managers determine humidity hotspots that could increase risk of virus infection in the building. Furthermore, Delta's UVC lighting solutions help improve air quality by reducing viral and bacterial presence within the building.
IWBI's WELL Health-Safety Rating utilizes key practices against COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases to provide a solid standard for building health and safety. Out of 100-plus items regarding the WELL Building Standard, 24 items belong to the WELL HSR, which specifically relates to cleaning and sanitization, emergency preparedness programs, health service resources, air and water quality management, stakeholder engagement and communication, as well as innovation.
In the press release, Delta CEO Ping Cheng noted, "We feel honored to have been awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating and deeply thank the IWBI for their guidance and support. As a world-class corporate citizen with a core compentence in energy-efficient products and solutions, Delta has realized almost 30 green buildings across the globe to demonstrate their substantial benefits in terms of energy conservation, lower CO2 emissions, as well as healthier and safer conditions for our employees and visiting stakeholders. Our smart building solutions leverage open-platform IoT technologies to enable the seamless integration of numerous sub-systems within buildings and ultimately realize those human-centric benefits. We look forward to pursuing further WELL recognition for our worldwide green buildings going forward."