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Intelligent Buildings Research Group｜
With Taiwan’s aging population, later retirement, and decreasing birthrate, future buildings will be required to provide intelligent residential and office space that is not only eco-friendly and energy-saving but also able to offer home care, security monitoring, intelligent lighting systems and a comfortable and healthy living environment. In pursuit of these goals, the TBTC has set up the Intelligent Buildings Research Group, which has been placing its main focus on Always Available and Accountable communications platforms, color and illumination systems, and energy conservation and ventilation.
The Intelligent Building Telecommunications Platforms is divided into three sub-projects: (A) auto-monitoring and multi-functional broadband integrated video systems; (B) broadband wireless network systems integration; (C) RFID systems and sensor network components. Intelligent and ergonomic illumination research group has set up a specially designed laboratory to investigate the brightness and color temperature of different ambient light sources and how they affect eye comfort and fatigue as well as preferred color. The energy conservation and ventilation research project has focused on using nanotechnology and opto-electronics to develop a kind of “intelligent” glass that can provide heat insulation, power generation, and self cleaning.