INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

International Climate Development Institute is a non-profit organization that focuses on climate change, human rights, intergenerational justice, and developing rights, and actively participates in international activities. Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ICDI actively implement the SDG13 “Climate Action”. The core belief of the organization is the concern for climate change and the right to human development; that is, when we talk about the adjustment and transformation that human beings need in the face of climate change, developing rights are important as well. With professional knowledge in climate governance, the organization provides assistance of capacity building, energy transformation, and development of adaptation strategies to disadvantaged groups to help them move towards a sustainable life with climate resilience.

SafeSwim - Auckland City

Solution Description

Smart Security

Main issue: Poor water quality in Auckland’s beaches

Solution: Check Before You Swim — The Safeswim Program

From February to November 2017, Auckland Council and Watercare worked in partnership with Surf Life Saving Northern Region and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service to upgrade the ‘Safeswim’ program.
Safeswim provides a fully-integrated web and digital sign platform of advice for beach users, allowing them to ‘check before they swim’ and make informed decisions about when and where to swim.

- Water Quality Prediction with Multi-data
Safeswim now combines real-time data on the performance of the wastewater and stormwater networks with predictive models, underpinned by validation sampling, to provide forecasts of water quality at 92 swimming sites around the Auckland region. The water quality predictions take into account rain intensity, duration and location, as well as tide, wind speed
and direction and sunlight. Data from rain gauges around the region are fed into the system to ensure the current prediction reflects actual/observed rainfall. Water quality predictions are automatically overridden if sensors - at pump stations and Engineered Overflow Points on the wastewater network and at key points on the stormwater network - detect overflows that
are likely to cause a public health risk at time when models hadn’t predicted poor water quality.

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GreenBIM Program Case Introduction
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GreenBIM Program Case Introduction
Due to the effectiveness of climate change, extremely high temperature comes to be daily and causes a severe impact on living environment and energy consumption. It is important to know how to lower the impact without affecting crowd comfort. Not only in design phase that needs to consider energy consumption, but also in operation phase needs to consider. In fact, energy consumption in operation phase takes most part in building life cycle. GreenBIM Program - National Museum of Marine Science and Technology(NMMST) is the case that using high/low forecast temperature to adjust its air-conditioner operating timing. Precool the museum not only to decrease the peak load at noon, but also to make the indoor temperature reach the comfort zone earlier. The results are decreasing not only the penalty charges but also the rate of customer complaining about the indoor temperature.
Green BIM Micro-Climate Data Platform
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Green BIM Micro-Climate Data Platform
Life cycle of a building could be more than 60 years. If it could be designed and arranged by following local climate, it will decrease a lot of energy consumption in the after operating status. This website is sponsored by DELTA Company, Central Weather Bureau (CWB), National Building Centre and International Climate Development Institute. Establishing a TMY3 climate database with 4 types of format that are oftenly used in the building energy consumption software, also providing dependable weather data and statistic climate data for calculating yearly energy consumption. This website also provides many kinds of weather data to saving energy from design to operating phase.
Application of Recycled Aggregate-Taoyuan, Taiwan
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Application of Recycled Aggregate-Taoyuan, Taiwan
Since August 9, 2017, Taoyuan city has entrusted the Chinese Society of Pavement Engineering to carry out the Strategy and Specification Revision Service for the Regenerating and Reusing Materials in Public Works in Taoyuan City with a bid of NTD 898,000. The work items included seven meetings of experts and scholars (including normative discussions, feasibility of trial projects, pavement planning), supporting related experiments, seminars, and promotion of education and training. In order to solve the problem of millions of asphalt concrete remaining in asphalt plants for decades and the difficulty of re-construction of the asphalt plants, they will implement a procurement case of less than NTD1,000,000 over six months. Currently, it is common to use steel particles (oxidized slag) with a 30% substitution of the natural fractionation. Doing so saves about 6.24 Kg CO2e per ton in terms of carbon footprint. The Taoyuan City Office of Road and Accessory Maintenance conducted an oxidized asphalt concrete pavement trial project on Fengde Road, Bade District, Taoyuan City as a case study, using 1,300 tons of steel particles (oxidized slag). The carbon footprint was reduced by about 8,112 Kg CO2e, equivalent to one year of carbon dioxide absorption for 740 trees.
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