Resource-saving and Reducing Carbon Measure

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In recent years, we have continued to undertake carbon reduction programs, resource recovery and pollution control efforts.


Electricity-saving programs and benefits

In line with government policy for encouraging recycled energy in 2011, application for building power generation equipment using recycled energy was filed with the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Energy Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs endorsed the rooftop solar energy generation system for installing 230 single tiles to a total of 264 tiles with a total installation capacity of 60.72kw and an estimated annual power generation of 63,000 degrees. Taiwan Power Corporation signed a resale contract for the building project and the project completed construction and joint power generation by 2011/12/26. The facilities continue to be in effective operation.

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
kilowatt–hours 66,056 67,592 70,828 71,168 64,712

In 2009 our Pingchen facility and Beitou headquarters replaced lighting with 1,276 energy efficient T5 lamps, effectively saving 175, 507 kWh, reducing carbon emission by about 109,340 kg (applying an electricity emission factor of 0.623kg CO2 equivalent/ kWh).

Pre-installation facility status

Illumination status before replacement

Post-installation facility status

Illumination status after replacement


From February 2009 onwards, throughout the temperature measurement process, we are using low temperature nitrogen instead of carbon dioxide as originally used, thereby reducing CO2 usage by about 66 tons per month.


In 2008 we invested in a CDA pipeline replacement project resulting in electricity consumption savings from April to December of 423,750 kWh, and reducing carbon emissions by 269,505 kg (applying an electricity emission factor of 0.636kg CO2 equivalent/ kWh).


In 2007 we replaced clean room lamps with 1,550 energy-efficient ones, saving 27,156 kWh per year, and reducing carbon emissions by 17,298kg (applying an electricity emission factor of 0.637kg CO2 equivalent/ kWh).

Pre-installation facility status

Illumination status before replacement

Post-installation facility status

Illumination status after replacement

TXC's facilities water supplied are all sourced from the Taiwan Water Corp., and given the limited water resources in the Taiwan region, our water use statistics are provided below, so we have invested in water recapture and reutilization systems since 2008, and since November 2008 nearly 35% of our production process water supplies have undergone RO wastewater treatment for reuse in toilet flushing and airconditioning replenishment.