The latest 2024 regulations and volumetric rewards for elderly people at risk, a quick understanding in one article!

The latest 2024 regulations and volumetric rewards for elderly people at risk, a quick understanding in one article!

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In May 2025, the time limit bonus for the area bonus for dangerous old people will be reset to zero. Is the place you live in a dangerous old building? This article will take you to quickly understand the incentive schedule, incentive projects and reconstruction process for the endangered elderly, so that you can grasp the schedule and opportunities, strive to improve the old and doubtful living space, and obtain incentive subsidies!

 

Regulations on incentives for the elderly at risk are online to ensure residential safety!

According to the "Measures for awarding construction volume of dangerous and old urban buildings” aims to encourage the public to actively propose reconstruction plans for the elderly in danger, promote urban beautification, ensure residential safety, and achieve a win-win situation. Through the volume bonus for reconstruction of dangerous old buildings, we can not only ensure the safety of the residence, but also enjoy the benefits of increasing the usable space. This incentive mainly includes three forms, namely providing additional volume, relaxing building area and building height restrictions, and reducing related taxes.

Reward schedule for the elderly in critical condition

On April 17, 2020, the Legislative Yuan passed the amendment to the Regulations on Care for the Elderly, extending the implementation period of time-course incentives up to a maximum benchmark volume of 10%, and reducing them year by year. The decline rates in the next five years are 8%, 6%, 4%, 2%, and 1% respectively until the end of May 2025. At the same time, the government has also added new scale incentives and removed restrictions on bases merging with adjacent land. This means that projects with a redevelopment area of more than 200 square meters can receive a scale reward of more than 2% with a basic volume of 2%, and an additional 0.5% reward for each additional 100 square meters.

 

However, it should be noted that the sum of time course rewards and scale rewards still cannot exceed the base volume of 10%. Therefore, it is recommended that those who intend to apply for incentives for the elderly should apply as early as possible to ensure that they can receive more incentives and make more effective use of the reconstruction program for the elderly.

Items for calculation of rewards for the elderly at risk: volume bonus, base setback, tax incentives, etc.!

volume bonus

  • Time reward: 2% (~2024.05.11)
  • Scale reward: 2% (for each additional 100 square meters, you can get an additional 0.5%)
  • Base retreat: 8 ~ 10%
  • Shock-resistant design: 2 ~ 10%
  • Smart building label level: 2 ~ 10%
  • Green Building Label Level:2 ~ 10%
  • Accessibility assessment level: 3 ~ 5%
  • Assistance in obtaining land for development of public facilities: 5%

 

* Time course reward + scale reward ≦ 10%

Relax building coverage and height restrictions

This means that applicants can use space more flexibly, but must not exceed the original coverage rate limit. The specific relaxation standards are set by the local competent authority.

tax benefits

(Land value tax, building tax)

1. Reconstruction period: free of charge
2. Within two years after reconstruction: enjoy half discount

3. In the third year after reconstruction: the land price tax will return to the original price; if the house tax meets the conditions of natural persons and the reconstruction has not changed hands, you can continue to enjoy the 50% discount for 10 years.

other

Fee subsidies, loans and interest subsidies

 

Crisis reconstruction process

1. Preliminarily confirm whether it meets the qualifications for reconstruction of a dangerous old building (it must be a legal house and not a building with historical value that needs to be preserved) and obtain the consent of more than half of the owners of the building to conduct a preliminary earthquake resistance assessment.

2. After completing the preliminary seismic assessment and obtaining the consent of all owners, submit an application for the reconstruction plan of the dilapidated old buildings to the construction management unit of each county and city government.

3. After the application is submitted, and subject to review and approval by the construction management unit, the volume bonus amount and related matters for the dilapidated elderly reconstruction project will be determined. Applicants can also apply for government subsidies for related operating costs.

4. Within 360 days after the approval of the dilapidated old reconstruction plan, a construction license and a demolition license must be applied, and then construction can begin.

5. When the construction is completed and the use license is issued, it means that the reconstruction project is completed, and you will enjoy a 50% reduction in land value tax and house tax.

 

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Further reading:How much do you know about the Ordinance on Endangering the Elderly? Understand in 5 minutes the conditions, benefits and application methods for rebuilding the elderly at risk

 

What are the building coverage ratio and floor area ratio? Understand the meaning, regulations, and formulas of building coverage rate and floor area ratio in five minutes!

What are the building coverage ratio and floor area ratio? Understand the meaning, regulations, and formulas of building coverage rate and floor area ratio in five minutes!

 

What exactly are "building coverage ratio" and "floor area ratio"? When buying and selling land and houses, building your own house or rebuilding or repairing a house, you often hear that you must abide by the "building coverage ratio" and "floor area ratio".In fact, regulations vary from place to place, and the requirements for building coverage ratio and floor area ratio are also different, but they all affect how much area, how many floors, and how much space can be used on the land, which in turn affects housing prices and land prices.This article will help you quickly understand the meaning, calculation, regulations, and inquiry methods of built-in coverage rate and floor area ratio. It will also attach a table of built-in coverage rate and floor area ratio, allowing you to easily understand the relationship between built-in coverage rate, floor area ratio, and housing space at once!

 

What do construction coverage ratio and floor area ratio mean?

What is the coverage rate?

The coverage ratio refers to "the ratio of the projected area of a building to the total area of the building site", that is, how much area can be used for building houses on a piece of land.

What is the floor area ratio?

Floor area ratio refers to "the ratio of the total floor area (termed volume) of a building to the total area of the building site", which is the total area of all floors of a house that can be built on a piece of land. However, building regulations stipulate that certain spaces within a building may not be included in the volume calculation.

 

What is the relaxation of building coverage ratio?

Although the government has a statutory coverage rate, in order to encourage public construction and promote urban renewal, the government has relaxed the coverage rate for dangerous and old reconstruction since November 2020. If the house is classified as a dangerous and old building, it will have the opportunity to be rebuilt during the reconstruction. Obtaining a higher construction coverage rate is the so-called "relaxation of construction coverage rate". The actual construction coverage rate of each county and city is different, and it is mainly based on the actual standards set by the competent authorities of each county and city.

 

Floor area ratio regulations and incentives

Although the government has a legal floor area ratio, in order to increase public space and construction, the government will use a larger floor area ratio to reward the people. People can build higher houses, thereby increasing the willingness of the people to participate in urban renewal. This is the so-called " Floor area ratio bonus". The floor area ratio incentives provided by the central government can be roughly divided into: promoting land development in old towns"Urban Renewal Building Volume Incentive","Building Volume Award for Urban Dangerous and Old Buildings", and the "Joint Development Volume Incentive" to promote the development of mass rapid transit systems.

 

in accordance with"Measures for awarding construction volume of dangerous and old urban buildings”, the government provides 8 major volume incentives. The incentives that can be applied for in dangerous old reconstruction projects are: original capacity is higher than legal capacity, dangerous and old buildings, self-retreat incentives, earthquake-resistant design incentives, green building incentives, smart building incentives, and barrier-free Eight items, including environmental rewards and development assistance rewards, can receive volume rewards ranging from 2% to 10% depending on the project, with a total upper limit of 30%.

 

The 8 large-volume bonuses seem like a lot, but how do you actually apply for them and what are the precautions? Welcome to the series of videos prepared by B-Studio:[[Eight Thresholds for Self-reliant Reconstruction] EP3: Ingenious use of architectural design/Who is the TOP1 architect in your mind? 】, giving you an in-depth understanding of the connection between volumetric incentives and architectural design.

 

Extended video:

1.[Two minutes to understand the rewards for the elderly, what are the rewards for the elderly?]

2.[What are the volume rewards? Let you understand the big analysis of volume reward at once, the fastest example of aging in 1-25 days! 】

3.[What are the volume rewards? Let you understand the big analysis of volume reward at once 2-What should I do if there are so many detailed items of volume reward that I can’t understand it? What exactly are you doing helping to build public facilities? 】

 

Regulations on building coverage ratio and floor area ratio

The following are the definitions of building coverage ratio and floor area ratio in Taiwan regulations.

Calculation of building coverage ratio and floor area ratio

The calculation formulas and cases for building coverage ratio and floor area ratio are explained below.

Building shielding rate formula

  • Coverage rate = building area ÷ base area
  • Building area = building coverage rate × base area

 

Construction coverage rate calculation case

If a piece of land in Taipei City has a built-up coverage rate of 50 % and an area of 100 pings, then the maximum construction area of this land = 100 × 50 % = 50 pings. The remaining 50 pings are legal open space and can be used for gardens, swimming pools, walking trails, Parking lots and other public outdoor facilities.

Construction coverage rate calculation case

If a piece of land in Taipei City has a built-up coverage rate of 50 % and an area of 100 pings, then the maximum construction area of this land = 100 × 50 % = 50 pings. The remaining 50 pings are legal open space and can be used for gardens, swimming pools, walking trails, Parking lots and other public outdoor facilities.

 

Floor area ratio formula

  • Floor area ratio = total floor area ÷ base area
  • Total floor area = floor area ratio × base area

 

Floor area ratio calculation case

A certain piece of land in Taipei City has a floor area ratio of 200 %, and 100 square meters of land can cover a total "volume" of 100 x 200 % = 200 square meters.\. The volume is not equal to the total area of each floor, because the building regulations stipulate that certain spaces in the building (for example: safety ladders, stair halls, balconies, roof water towers, basement parking lots, air-raid shelters, etc.) can be "exempted from being counted in the volume" , which means that the actual total area of each floor that can be built is greater than the total volume.

 

Extended video:[The key to success by not hiding private matters and endangering the elderly - the fastest reconstruction example/how to replace one square meter with one square meter if the volume is low]

 

Comparison table of building coverage ratio and floor area ratio

The following is a comparison table of building coverage ratio and floor area ratio.

 

Building coverage rate

Volume rate

mean

flat land control

Three-dimensional building control

formula

Building area ÷ base area

Total floor area ÷ site area

illustrate

How big can a house cover on one floor?

How many floors can a house build?

High proportion

The house is large and the public space is small

The house has many floors

low ratio

The house is small and the public space is large

The house has few floors

 

Where can I check the building coverage rate and floor area ratio?

The classification of land in Taiwan is mainly divided into two categories: urban land and non-urban land. The methods of querying the built-up coverage ratio and floor area ratio of urban land and non-urban land are different, which are introduced separately below.

 

 

Inquiry on urban land coverage rate and floor area ratio

Urban land refers to "land in areas where urban plans have been issued", and its use is based onUrban Planning Actcontrol. Urban land can be further divided into 10 land categories according to the purpose of use, including residential areas, commercial areas, industrial areas, administrative areas, cultural and educational areas, and agricultural areas. The classification of each category, its coverage ratio and floor area ratio are different according to the land use zoning information system of each county and city government. The information is subject to the official announcement of the property management authority.

  • Query step one: enterNational land use zoning queryAfter entering the web page, click on "System Functions" on the left and enter the address/lot number you want to query. You can also go toLand use zoning system for each county and city governmentClick to inquire.
  • Query Step 2: After confirming the land type, not every county and city government will directly display the building coverage rate and floor area ratio values on the system. Therefore, you need to follow the announcements of each county and city government to compare the building coverage rate and floor area ratio of the land type. AttachedTaipei City,New Taipei CityList of building coverage and floor area ratio regulations.

Query on construction coverage rate and floor area ratio of non-urban land

Non-urban land refers to "land other than urban land" and its use is based onNon-Urban Land Use Control Rulescontrol. Non-urban land can be further divided into 9 land categories according to the purpose of use: Type A construction land, Type B construction land, Type C construction land, Type D construction land, transportation land, and recreational land. Each category has a corresponding building coverage rate. and floor area ratio.

 

 

 

Building coverage rate

Volume rate

Type A building land

60%

240%

Type B building land

60%

240%

Type C building land

40%

120%

Type D building land

70%

300%

Kiln industry land

60%

120%

Transportation land

40%

120%

recreational space

40%

120%

Funeral land

40%

120%

Special purpose business land

60%

180%

 

How to use building coverage ratio, floor area ratio and architectural design? Leave it to the professional B-Studio!

Because buildings have restrictions on coverage ratio, floor area ratio and incentive mechanisms, different architectural design styles and types have been derived, such as large terraces, patios, green buildings, etc., which not only utilize the area, but also achieve beautification effects. Of course, these special building designs need to be discussed with a professional architect and checked against the regulations of each county and city.

How to save money and build and design an ideal house safely and legally? The relevant incentives and regulations are actually quite complicated. If you are not sure how to evaluate and start, it is recommended to seek the assistance of a professional architectural studio.B-StudioAdhering to the people-centered design spirit, we have a professional construction and design team who are familiar with relevant regulations on floor area ratio and redevelopment rules for dilapidated buildings, and have won many international awards. ClickConsult now, to help you create the most suitable and unique space.

 

Focus on the future work space: A quick look at 2024 office design styles, revealing the latest trends in 3 minutes!

Focus on the future workspace:
A quick look at 2024 office design styles, revealing the latest trends in 3 minutes!

Office design styles are constantly evolving, reflecting the needs and trends of modern work environments. With the start of a new year, we’re seeing the emergence of some of the latest and most practical design styles. The office represents the facade, and a good office space can improve the impression of customers and improve the work efficiency of employees. Good design creates a pleasant, productive workspace in the office. What are the types of office design styles in 2024? This article will take you through the key points, trends, and related works of office design to create a comfortable and innovative working environment!

Office design case

Modern design

  • Neutral Colors: Prefer neutral colors such as white, grey, black and beige. These shades help create a clean, uncluttered atmosphere.

  • Clear lines and structure: Modern minimalist style emphasizes clear lines and structure and avoids excessive details and decoration. The structure of buildings and furniture should show functionality and practicality.

  • Open Space: Minimalist style often emphasizes open interior spaces, making interior spaces feel more spacious and coherent through large windows or open floor plans.

Japanese simple design

  • Simple furnishings: Japanese minimalist style usually avoids excessive furnishings and pursues the concept of "simplicity is beauty". Keep the space tidy and choose few but tasteful décor items.
  • Neutral tones: Japanese style usually uses neutral tones, such as beige, gray, coffee, etc. These tones can create a peaceful and warm atmosphere in the space.

  • Natural elements: Japanese minimalist design focuses on the use of natural elements, such as wood and plants. Wooden floors, simple wooden furniture, or indoor plants are common elements that create an atmosphere of tranquility and comfort.
  • Use of light and shadow: Use changes in light and shadow to break the monotony of the space through shading or transparent windows.
  • Simple geometric shapes: Japanese-style architecture and furniture favor simple geometric shapes, such as squares and rectangles, and avoid overly complex designs.

Nordic design

  • Light tones: Nordic style is usually dominated by light tones, such as white, light gray, light wood, etc. These colors help create a sense of space and make the interior more open and bright.
  • Wood material: Wood is a very important element in Nordic style, and common ones include light-colored oak, pine, etc. These wooden materials are widely used over large areas, giving the space a warm feel.
  • Open space: Nordic-style architecture tends to have an open floor plan, which eliminates compartments in the interior space, promotes communication, and makes it look more spacious.

  • Simple and practical design: Nordic style architecture tends to have a simple appearance, avoid excessive decoration, and focus on practicality and functionality. Clear lines and simple geometric shapes highlight the building’s basic structure.
  • Plants and natural elements: Nordic style interiors are often decorated with natural elements, which bring life and a sense of nature to the space.

industrial design

  • Exposed building structures: Industrial style designs often retain or emphasize the original appearance of the building structure, including exposed brick walls, concrete walls, steel beams, and pipes. This element emphasizes practicality and functionality.
  • Open ceilings: Industrial style designs often feature open ceilings to add a sense of height to the space.
  • Large open spaces: Industrial-style interiors are often designed as large open spaces to avoid excessive partitions and make the space look more spacious.
  • Industrial style furniture: Furniture designs often use metal structures and wooden tabletops, which are simple and sturdy. Furniture with an industrial style is often functional and durable.
  • Dark tones: Industrial style design usually uses dark tones, such as dark gray, black, dark brown, etc. These colors give the space a sense of stability and calmness.

Office design focus

1. Space planning

Reasonable space planning is the basis of office design. Reserve ample space to accommodate necessary office furniture and equipment, such as desks, chairs, filing cabinets, bookshelves, and conference tables. Make sure your work area is suitable and provides enough privacy and social space.

2. Natural light and lighting

Use large windows and glass partitions to take advantage of natural light and have good lighting. At the same time, a good lighting system is configured to reduce visual fatigue. Helps improve employees' work efficiency, mental health and emotional state.

3. In line with brand culture

Office design should reflect the company's brand culture and values. This includes colours, logos, decorative elements and more to create an atmosphere conducive to branding and employee identity.

4. Comfortable furniture and facilities

Choose ergonomic office chairs, comfortable sofas and seating areas, and provide modern office facilities such as audio equipment, projectors, etc.

5. Social space

Design areas that help employees interact and socialize, such as break areas, cafes or shared spaces. Can help build closer team relationships.

Office design trends

Modern office design trends focus on creating a work environment that is open, flexible, innovative and focused on employee well-being. Here are some common trends currently seen in modern office design:

  • Flexible workspace

More and more office designs incorporate flexibility, providing different types of workspaces, including open office areas, private workspaces, breakout areas and conference rooms, to meet the needs of different employees.

  • Remote working and collaboration tools

After the epidemic, more and more companies began to work remotely, allowing employees to freely choose whether to work from home. Office designs tend to integrate more remote collaboration tools and technologies to support collaboration among distributed teams.

  • Welfare policy

Office design is increasingly focusing on employee health and well-being, including providing healthy food, breakout areas, exercise facilities and design elements that promote mental health.

  • greening and sustainability

Emphasis on environmental protection and sustainable development includes the use of indoor plants, green walls, maximum use of natural light, renewable building materials, and energy-saving equipment to reduce the impact on the environment.

Office design company:B-Studio

The design of B-Studio is derived from natural, sustainable, healthy and green buildings. It configures the space in a simple and conforming manner to the environment, uses materials to express the space, and Oriental humanistic narrative space to restore the appearance of life.

With nearly 20 years of design experience, he has laid a solid design foundation. He is good at combining brand marketing positioning, focusing on integrated planning services for architecture and interior space, and has design teams such as floral, landscape, and graphic design to provide a full range of design services.

Office design works

Taiwan Dentsu

B-Studio creates a modern styleTaiwan Dentsu, choose different colors to add lively elements. Bright shades: blue, green, orange, etc., are used to promote energy and creativity in the office. Use milky white acrylic to bring a clean, modern feel. At the same time, the use of wood fiber sound-absorbing panels helps control indoor sound, while adding natural wood texture to bring a warm feeling. A perfect blend of creative, lively, modern and warm style to successfully present your corporate image.

Dental Aesthetics Museum

Designed by B-StudioDental Aesthetics MuseumAdopting a modern minimalist style, it feels like an art gallery upon entering. The high-ceiling atrium and simple staircases connect the upper and lower independent clinics. Each clinic is like a private club, and everything from consultation, examination to treatment can be completed in the same space. The doctor can move between the left and right clinics at the same time, which combines the privacy of the client with the convenience of consultation. The restrained gray tone is used to create a sense of space with interlocking horizontal sliding glass doors, decorated with neat lines and geometric decorations, creating a space aesthetic of lightness and coordinated proportions, showing the dental department's persistence and taste in professional quality.

                                                                   

He Le Music

Designed by B-StudioHe Le MusicAdopting a Nordic style, using lots of wood elements. The texture of wood is detailed and warm, bringing a natural feel to the space.

The curved walls are like musical notes flowing inside, and each space transformation is the imagination of a new movement, allowing the office space to have different levels and interfaces, and allowing independent areas to surround the flowing public space. The design is combined with the corporate image. Working in this space feels like being in music, enjoying the pleasure and unlimited imagination brought by each piece of music!

How to plan factory partitions? Factory office design and case studies at once

How to plan factory partitions? Tell you 5 things to note when designing factory partitions

A clean and comfortable factory environment will definitely improve employees' productivity, so the design of the factory office cannot be ignored. How to plan the factory partitions so that they are safe, beautiful and comfortable? What are the differences between factory office partitions and warehouse office partitions? What do you need to pay attention to regarding factory compartment regulations? What are Kuban partitions? Can they quickly create safe and neat partitions? If you want to know more, please continue reading this article!

5 considerations for factory partition methods: safety first, clean and comfortable


  1. Legal and safe

The construction of a factory must comply with local national and city regulations and standards, use stable and durable structural building materials, reserve emergency escape routes, emergency generators or lighting, factory compartment distances that comply with regulations, etc., and consider the safety of workers.

  1. Fire noise

The partitions of factory partitions need to be made of fireproof materials, and fireproof divisions should be designed, such as fireproof floors, firewalls, fireproof doors and windows, etc. The purpose is to prevent the expansion of flames, heat, smoke and toxic substances, control the fire within a limited range, and strive to Escape time and reduce the loss of property and life. It is recommended to install sound insulation materials in factory partitions to reduce the amount of noise.

  1. Functional maintenance

Design the factory according to the industrial nature of the enterprise. For example, a food factory will use fresh food or food raw materials, etc. The factory partition materials must comply with food hygiene standards, paying attention to bacterial infection, odor, ventilation design, and convenient cleaning. In addition, maintenance channels and inspection and maintenance tools need to be reserved, and the inspection system table must be planned.

  1. ventilation lighting

Factories need to plan a good ventilation system to ensure that personnel have comfortable air quality. In particular, factories that produce chemicals, harmful gases or dust need to pay more attention, and install sufficient lighting to allow employees to work effectively.

  1. Environmental protection and health

With the rise of environmental awareness, the materials or equipment construction of factory partitions can be replaced by energy-saving, green, renewable energy, etc., and the factory environment should be regularly cleaned to ensure the health and quality of people and things.

Design thinking of 3 warehouse or factory office partitions, security, privacy, flexibility and flexibility

 

  1. Confirm office needs

Good office partitions allow employees to concentrate on their work, such as designing semi-open conference rooms, closed department offices, and personal office areas, so that they can collaborate and discuss with each other while focusing on work independently. For factory office partitions, it is necessary to ensure safe distances and systems in the working environment, as well as noise reduction designs to improve work quality. For warehouse office partitions, pay attention to the width of the door. If simple packaging operations are required, retaining a wide entry and exit line can improve Work efficiency.

  1. Good ventilation, lighting and sound insulation

The working environment must pay attention to ventilation, lighting and sound insulation design. Because employees will stay in the office for a long time and welcome guests and manufacturers for meetings, a good and comfortable office environment will help create a corporate image.

  1. Flexible space with privacy

When designing a factory office, it is necessary to consider future changes in the number of employees and department expansion, and flexibly expand factory partitions to improve space flexibility and privacy.

Introduction to warehouse partition materials

 

Warehouse panels are a very popular partition building material in recent years. The main structure and outer panels are made of steel. The inner lining is made of non-metallic materials according to individual needs, such as rock wool, PU foam, paper honeycomb, aluminum honeycomb, etc. It is easy to clean and beautiful. . Warehouse panels are flame-resistant and fireproof, and have good durability. The service life can be more than 10 years, and the compartment design can be easily changed. It is suitable for factory partition planning. The following introduces the inner materials of warehouse panel compartments and comparisons with other partition materials. :

Library board inner material

Fireproof rock wool warehouse board

PU foam warehouse board

Paper Honeycomb Library Board

Aluminum honeycomb storage board

Material source

Made from high-temperature melting of natural ores such as basalt and dolomite

polyurethane foam

Non-combustible paper honeycomb

Non-combustible aluminum honeycomb

Fire certification

CNS14705, fireproof 1H

CNS14705, flame-resistant grade one and grade two

CNS14705, flame-resistant grade one and grade two

CNS14705, flame resistance level one

Kuban features

It has the best fire protection performance and can prevent the spread of fire. Good sound insulation and impact resistance

Thermal insulation, light weight, high strength, impact resistance, not susceptible to moisture

Inexpensive, high-strength, lightweight, easy to fabricate, and recyclable

Dust-free cutting, high strength, smooth appearance, not susceptible to moisture

Suitable range

Fire protection zoning, clean room

Food industry factories, insulation rooms, soundproof rooms

School, office, dormitory

Clean rooms, technology industry factories

 

Compartment name

Kuban compartment

Calcium silicate board partitions

wooden partition

RC compartment

Fireproof and flame-resistant

Fire protection 1H, flame resistance level 1 and 2

Good fire resistance

Good fire resistance

Fire protection 1H, flame resistance level 1 and 2

Sound insulation and thermal insulation

good

ordinary

ordinary

good

Durability

Impact-resistant, not easy to crack, good load-bearing capacity

Good moisture resistance. Not resistant to impact and load bearing

Adjustable temperature and humidity, easy to get damp. Not resistant to impact and load bearing

It has good structure and stability and is not susceptible to moisture. Impact-resistant, not easy to crack, good load-bearing capacity

Ease of application

Short construction period and easy to change

Long construction period and difficult to change

Long construction period and difficult to change

The construction period is the longest, changes are difficult, and the cost is high

Appearance maintenance

The appearance is plain and unpretentious, and the appearance is simple and monotonous. Easy to clean and maintainable

Smooth appearance. Difficult to clean and maintain

The appearance is smooth and the woodwork has a natural feel. Difficult to clean and maintain

Difficulty in flattening the appearance. Easy to clean

Environmental protection degree

reusable

cannot be reused

cannot be reused

cannot be reused

Scope of application

Food industry, technology industry, clean room, fire protection zoning

Indoor partitions, fire protection zones

indoor compartment

Compartment load-bearing

Factory Compartment Regulations

 

The materials, construction methods and design dimensions of factory partitions all affect personal safety and work efficiency, so they cannot be ignored. When designing factory partitions, you can understand "Building technical rules for building design and construction”, the relevant laws and regulations on factory partitions are listed below:

First, let’s explain the definitions of the legal terms as follows:

  1. Operation workshop: refers to the operation space for direct production, storage or warehouse.

  2. Factory ancillary space: refers to facilities that assist or facilitate industrial production. Space available for lodging and work. However, it is limited to single employee dormitories, offices and research laboratories, staff restaurants and related labor welfare facilities.

93 articles

  1. The installation of direct stairs should be in accordance with the following regulations:

    1. Each floor of any building other than the refuge floor should be equipped with more than one direct staircase (including ramps) leading to the refuge floor or the ground. The location of the stairs should be in a conspicuous place.

    2. The walking distance from any point in the living room on the floor to the stairwell (i.e. the feasible distance after the partition is not a straight line distance) shall be determined according to regulations

      1. Buildings with use groups of Class A, B-1, B-2, B-3 and D-1 shall not exceed 30 meters. For buildings with Category C use, the height shall not exceed 70 meters except for television studios with live audiences, which shall not exceed 30 meters.

      2. Buildings used for purposes other than those specified in the preceding paragraph shall not exceed 50 meters.

      3. For floors above 15 floors in a building, the stipulated length of 30 meters should be reduced to 20 meters according to its use, and the floor length of 50 meters should be reduced to 40 meters.

      4. For collective housing with a multi-story structure, the walking distance from any point of the floor living room without an entrance to the direct staircase shall not exceed 40 meters.

      5. For buildings that are not fireproof or constructed using non-combustible materials, regardless of their purpose, the walking distance specified in this paragraph shall be reduced to less than 30 meters.

  2. The walking distance from the second paragraph of the preceding paragraph to the stairwell shall be calculated to the first step of the direct staircase. However, if the direct staircase is a safety ladder, the fire door entering the staircase may be counted.

204 articles

The partitions, ceilings, underground passages, stairs, etc. of underground units, their base materials, surface decoration materials, marking facilities, advertising materials, etc. should all be made of non-combustible materials.

 

271 items

  1. The floor area of a single floor of an operation workshop shall not be less than 150 square meters. The area below 150 square meters shall not be separated by fixed partitions; the area exceeding 150 square meters may be provided with appropriate partitions.

  2. The operation workshop and its ancillary spaces should have walls, floors, fireproof doors and windows and other fireproof equipment with a fireproofing effect of more than 1 hour, and should have individual access to the refuge floor, ground or stairwell.

  3. The fire protection equipment mentioned in the preceding paragraph should have a heat resistance of more than 1 hour.

B-studio is the first choice for factory office design


Good factory partition planning can enhance the corporate image and improve work efficiency, so B-studio is recommended to create a comfortable environment for your factory.B-studioAs a well-known decoration design company in China, it has won many international awards. It uses its architectural expertise, combined with the needs of owners and environmental aesthetics, to create unique and distinctive spaces. It has a wide range of services, including factory office design, interior design, and custom design. B-studio can provide you with professional consultation and services for self-construction of land, reconstruction of dilapidated old buildings, etc. If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

Further reading:

How to choose between a newly built house built by a builder vs. a self-built house!? See which one is suitable for you

[2022 Architectural Design Trends] Master the 5 major elements of self-construction to create a "green" LOHAS building!

 

Corporate guest house design: a key tool to enhance corporate image

Corporate guest house design: a key tool to enhance corporate image

A corporate guest house is a unique business space that not only provides hospitality to customers and partners, but also reflects the company's values and professional image. This article will introduce the uses of a corporate guest house and the key points of guest house design, injecting life into the space to help you succeed. Create a memorable reception space.

The use of corporate guest houses

Corporate planning of a commercial guest house is not just a space, it can also be turned into a multi-functional and highly flexible venue. The following are the multiple uses of corporate commercial space guest houses:

1. Entertain customers and partners

Guest houses provide an ideal place to entertain customers, partners and potential customers. The comfortable environment and elegant service help build customers' trust in the enterprise, cultivate good relationships and create business opportunities.

2.Product launch and presentation

It can be used as a space to display new products, services or technologies, which can give customers and partners a more comprehensive understanding of the product, and provide opportunities for practical demonstrations and in-depth discussions, separate from the office location, and also allow employees who are still working to Not to be disturbed.

3.Internal meetings and team building

In addition to external entertainment, corporate guest rooms can also be used for internal meetings, training and team-building activities. This versatility allows companies to make better use of space, improve internal communication and collaboration, and can also be used to celebrate achievements, recognize outstanding employees, or Host special events to make employees feel their work is valued and recognized to enhance the work atmosphere.

How to plan the corporate guest house space?

 

An enterprise's commercial guest house can include multiple different spaces, each with different uses and functions to meet different usage needs. The following are some common space plans:

 

Reception area: It is the first area that visitors will come into contact with. It should be designed as a friendly and professional space that reflects the image of the company.

Display areas: where products, services or achievements can be showcased, they should be designed as bright, clear and attractive display spaces

Activity Center: Provides visitors with a variety of sports spaces such as basketball courts and yoga classrooms where they can exercise and move their bodies.

Light food area: some drinks, snacks and light meals can be prepared for customers and visitors to enjoy

Three key points in corporate guest house design

The commercial space guest house is an important place for enterprises to receive customers and cooperation partners. It can reflect the corporate culture and professional image, and can also leave a good impression on the arriving VIPs. The following will provide some design highlights of the guest house space:

1. Equipment and furniture

 

Choose appropriate furniture and equipment to ensure that the guest house meets various needs, including sofas, coffee tables, projection equipment, sound systems, etc. The selection of furniture should be consistent with the corporate style, "Star Place"While maintaining comfort in the selection of furniture and equipment, we provide arriving guests with a feeling of being at home.

2. Color and lighting

When choosing the style and color of the guest house, it should be consistent with the company's brand image and create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The lighting should be sufficient to give people a sense of ease, and at the same time provide options for different occasions, such as softly lit rest rooms. area and bright meeting area.

3. Installation art increases spatial aesthetics

When decorating the guest house, you can place some artworks, paintings, etc. that are consistent with the company's temperament to enhance the quality of the space. At the same time, guests can feel the company's taste and intentions, or you can place flowers and green plants to add color. and vitality, it can also show the company's care for the environment and improve the company's image.

 

B-STUDIO specializes in building practical and aesthetic corporate guest houses

A corporate guest house is a key factor in improving corporate image and customer experience. Through reasonable planning, multi-functional design and brand consistency, a successful guest house space can be created. If you want to know more about the design issues of commercial space guest houses, welcomecontact us, B-STUDIO is happy to provide you with the best solutions and professional design services to make your corporate guest house an excellent business resource!

Further reading:[Environmentally Friendly Green Building Materials] Introduction to the most popular green building materials nowadays, allowing you to easily build exquisite green buildings!

There is a set of executive office designs, 4 keys to create a perfect and efficient office space

There is a set of executive office designs, 4 keys to create a perfect and efficient office space


The layout planning and layout style of the supervisor's office are important steps to establish a professional image and improve work efficiency. This article will tell you in-depth understanding of how to plan the supervisor's office, as well as office layout design and layout of the supervisor's office, step by step to create a practical and aesthetic of office space.

4 key points to note when planning your office layout

The supervisor's office is the epitome of the corporate image and an important place for the supervisor's work. Therefore, the layout planning of the supervisor's office needs to be carefully considered, and there are countless styles and appearances of office design. How to create the most comfortable office space that can improve work efficiency? Here are some details to note:

1. Space configuration

When planning your executive office space, you should leave ample space to accommodate necessary office furniture and equipment, which typically includes desks, chairs, filing cabinets, bookshelves, and conference tables.

 

Oriental Feng Shui is taken into consideration when decorating. The desks and chairs can be placed against the wall, which means there is a "backing" behind them. At the same time, enough space should be left in front of the desks and in the aisles to ensure passage. The open pattern in front also symbolizes development. future.

2. Location selection

Office location should take into account factors such as privacy, ventilation and light. Usually, executive offices are located on the upper floors of the company to provide better views and privacy. Large floor-to-ceiling windows can also make the space look more transparent and bright. However, since more confidential content often needs to be discussed, to weigh the transparency and privacy of the space, frosted glass can also be used to create a bright space while being less disturbed by other people in the company.

 

3. Meeting area

If a supervisor needs to meet or discuss things with the team or clients frequently, a dedicated meeting area can be arranged directly in the office. Usually, the meeting area in the supervisor's office can be arranged to be more casual than the formal meeting room. On the one hand, it can be more relaxed during discussions, and the overall space will not be too tight when there are no meetings.

4. Storage space

Supervisor offices require adequate storage space to accommodate files, folders, and other necessary items. Choose beautiful and functional bookcases and bookshelves to keep your office tidy and orderly, and avoid wasting extra time looking for documents or information.

 

Manager’s office layout style

The layout style of a supervisor's office can reflect the values of the entire organization and the personality of the supervisor. Here are some common layout style choices:

 

modern style

Contemporary office spaces are often characterized by clean lines, clean lines, and modern design elements. This style emphasizes functionality and a high-tech feel, and often uses neutral colors such as gray, black, and white to give the office a clean and crisp look.


 

natural wind

Bright office design styles emphasize a sense of openness and natural light. It usually uses bright colors, large windows and refreshing design elements, or is placed and planted in the office to make the office lively and improve employee morale and creativity.

 

creative style

Offices with a creative style emphasize uniqueness and innovation. It can include artwork, quirky furniture and unconventional layouts, or decorate the office with bold, bright colors to encourage the exchange and development of ideas in a space that inspires new ideas.


 

He Le Music” Different from the previous office design style, the irregular wall design is adopted to increase the flow of space, add more layers to the office space, and provide employees with a new working experience.

Don’t know how to design your office? Rest assured, leave it to B-STUDIO

Office style is a reflection of company culture. Whether it is a creative atmosphere that focuses on innovation and discussion, or an office culture that is steady and SOP-oriented, values can be conveyed to new colleagues and partners through the layout and office space. At the same time, for visiting customers, the office culture Design also represents a company's requirements for soft values such as details, beauty, and work emotions. An office that combines humanistic spirit and company culture can also bring a good first impression to customers.

B-Studio has more than ten years of service experience in the industry. It can handle everything from building exterior to interior design and provide integrated space planning services.

Every project B-Studio makes is to prepare for the future. In the post-epidemic era, hybrid office has become a popular trend, and B-Studio can quickly understand the needs of enterprises and create the most suitable working environment for customers. If you want to know more about office decoration design, welcomecontact us, we will provide you with relevant services as soon as possible!

Further reading:[Hybrid Office Design Case] A space suitable for mixed offices! 3 domestic and foreign open office and conference room design cases

Open office design: how to choose a working environment? The 4 major advantages and disadvantages of open offices are revealed!

Open office design: how to choose a working environment? The 4 major advantages and disadvantages of open offices are revealed!

 

Before choosing a job, many young office workers today have different expectations and preferences for the working environment in addition to salary and corporate atmosphere. The working environment and office configuration have gradually become one of the multiple factors for office workers to choose a company to work for. Among them, "openness" "Office style office design" is also the open style that many enterprises and companies have chosen when decorating in recent years. What are the advantages and disadvantages of open offices? This article will take you to explore them one by one!

What is an open office design? 4 major features take you 1 minute to understand the benefits of an open office

  1. open space design

Open office design emphasizes openness, ventilation and natural light. Usually, a large number of glass walls, large windows and simple colors and soft furnishings similar to the brand tone are used in the design to promote visual connection and improve the brightness of the working environment.

  1. no fixed compartments

Open offices have few of the cubicles, partitions or fixed cubicles of traditional desks. This kind of design can promote communication, cooperation and teamwork among colleagues, and the space feels more dynamic, flexible and not dull.

  1. shared workspace

Work environments often feature shared work areas, which may include non-fixed seating such as extra long tables, work islands, open workstations, etc. These areas are usually equipped with basic office furniture and equipment, such as sofa areas, refrigerators, massage chairs, or open counters, which allow personnel to prepare simple meals during lunch breaks.

  1. Flexible and adjustable space

Open office design is often a process of constant evolution and improvement, as the space is open and transparent and can be adjusted and optimized based on employee feedback and work needs.

Disadvantages of an open office

Although open-plan offices are a favorite style of many young office workers today, open-plan offices still have several disadvantages. This article also provides a reference for bosses and designers who want to re-create their office space.!

  1. Social distractions, difficulty concentrating

Although it is mentioned above that open offices can promote communication and cooperation among colleagues, they can sometimes lead to social distractions when the work requires deep thinking and inspirational focused work tasks (for example: graphic designers, advertising planning specialists, animation designers , front-end and back-end engineers, editors, etc.) may be disturbed by colleagues' conversations, discussions or activities, making it more difficult for personnel to complete their work and causing low productivity.

  1. lack of privacy

Due to the lack of partitions and fixed office spaces in the open space, employees may feel a lack of privacy or a familiar sense of security. This may cause inconvenience for some jobs involving sensitive content or requiring concentrated thinking.

  1. lack of belonging

Because the seats in the open office are not fixed and there are no partitions, it may not be friendly to some workers with more introverted personalities. Although the open office can save space costs, because there is no fixed small space, you can raise what you like. Plants, favorite postcards, landscape photos, etc. also give the office space a sense of belonging.

Office configuration: In response to the shortcomings of open offices, the "hybrid office space" arises spontaneously

Based on the advantages and disadvantages of open-plan offices mentioned above, brands can evaluate whether open-plan offices are suitable for them based on their corporate style and the attributes of the products or services they mainly supply. But in fact, it is not so absolute. In response to the shortcomings of open offices, the "hybrid office space" style has emerged in recent years.

What is hybrid office space?

Hybrid office space combines the advantages of open and fixed office spaces to meet different working styles and needs. It not only has a fixed private office space, but also maintains an open and bright communication environment, and also provides a variety of work areas to meet Employees' different needs and working styles improve personnel's work efficiency and productivity.

 

 

Hybrid office space case

In the past, B-studio has assistedTaiwan DentsuDesign office. Considering the importance of "creativity" and "communication and interaction" to advertising companies, in the case of Dentsu, it is particularly necessary to create:

  1. client meeting;

  2. employee communication;

  3. Brainstorming meeting space

The atmosphere of these three important spaces.


Therefore, B-studio deliberately creates many spatial nodes and corners where everyone can stay, talk, and collide, while also maintaining a fixed seat for each employee.


Because advertising-related work requires high concentration, high efficiency, and high teamwork, there are fixed and private working spaces, as well as most open common communication spaces and conference rooms.

How do I choose my office style? B-studio’s professional planning team helps brands create exclusive workspace designs

Don’t you know how to choose the right office space? B-studio has many years of experience in space planning, creating unique spaces for brands and creating maximum possibilities. If you don’t know how to start planning for idle space? welcomeConsult B-studioGet a professional assessment and space needs planning!

Where should corporate culture start? Master three major points to effectively lead the growth of enterprises

Where should corporate culture start? Master three major points to effectively lead the growth of enterprises

Corporate culture plays a very important role in an organization. A positive corporate culture can boost employee morale and increase job satisfaction.

And help attract and retain excellent talents. This article will introduce one by one how to promote corporate culture and improve corporate culture.

And the impact it has on businesses.

What is corporate culture? The importance of corporate culture

Corporate culture refers to the overall characteristics of an organization such as values, beliefs, behavioral patterns, routines, work attitudes, and social norms. It represents the soul of the enterprise.

It reflects the atmosphere, values and working methods within a company, as well as the image displayed externally, and affects the behavior and attitudes of employees.It is the core element of a business organization.

5 impacts of corporate culture

Corporate culture represents the soul of an enterprise and is the sum of corporate values, beliefs, codes of conduct, etc. It plays a vital role in the development of an enterprise and can affect all aspects of the enterprise. The following will list one by one what corporate culture brings to the enterprise. Coming impact:

1. Corporate cohesion and centripetal force

Corporate culture can enhance employees' sense of belonging and identification with the company, thereby improving corporate cohesion and centripetal force. For example, a teamwork-oriented corporate culture can promote communication and collaboration among employees, thereby improving work efficiency.

 

2. Employees’ work attitude and efficiency

Corporate culture can motivate employees to work actively and improve work efficiency. An innovation-oriented corporate culture can encourage employees to be brave enough to try new things and break through routines, thereby improving the company's creative capabilities.

3. Effectively enhance corporate competitiveness

Cultivating a good corporate culture, providing customers with excellent services, and meeting customer needs can help companies develop unique advantages and gain market competitive advantages.

4. Shape the good image and reputation of the company

Corporate culture can help a company create a good image and reputation, and enhance its brand value. For example, companies that implement social responsibilities can win respect and recognition from society.

5. Leading the long-term development of the enterprise

Through corporate culture, everyone in the company can have a common vision and move toward the same goal, helping the company better cope with future challenges and achieve long-term corporate development.

 

How to build awareness of corporate culture? Start with the details of the office environment

 

Office design is also an important manifestation of corporate culture. It uses visual effects, environmental layout, and atmosphere to express corporate culture. The following are examples of corporate culture that can be revealed from office design:

1. Create a unique space: 

Use specific colors, icons, logos, and graphic designs to emphasize the organization's brand and culture, allowing design elements to appear on walls, furniture, signs, posters, etc.squareReflected.

by"Baocang Enterprise"As an example, you can see that in the office design, plaques and unique logos are placed, fully demonstrating its strong corporate culture.

2. Office style selection:

The office style of a company should be consistent with the corporate culture. For example, an innovation-oriented company can choose a simple and bright office style, while a company that focuses on customer service can choose a warm and comfortable office style.

B-Studio undertakes office design case "Personal Kelly Headquarters”, mainly gray, without too many colors, a clean and bright environment, creating a comfortable space for people to communicate.

3. Demonstrate organizational culture: 

Display important elements of corporate culture in the office, such as slogans, success stories, awards, and photo walls. This can remind employees of the company's organizational culture.

4. Provide a multifunctional workspace: 

Design multi-functional work areas considering employees with different work needs. This includes open workspaces, private offices, breakout areas, conference rooms, creative studios and more to suit different work styles and tasks.

 

3 other tips to improve corporate culture

 

- Well-defined core values: 

Corporate culture can be enhanced by identifying and clearly communicating the organization's core values, ensuring that all employees and colleagues clearly understand and agree with these ideas, and practice them in daily work.

-Organize corporate cultural activities:

Corporate culture activities can help employees understand and identify with the corporate culture, and design the company's ideas and concepts into the activities. While participating in the activities, they can also unite the hearts of employees and pass on the corporate culture.

-Establish good communication channels: 

Good internal communications ensures that messages flow from supervisors to junior employees and encourages employees to engage in open and honest dialogue. Organize regular meetings and feedback mechanisms to promote communication and cooperation.

Showing corporate culture starts with office design

Office style is a reflection of company culture. Whether it is a creative atmosphere that focuses on innovation and discussion, or an office culture that is steady and SOP-oriented, values can be conveyed to new colleagues and partners through the layout and office space. At the same time, for visiting customers, the office culture Design also represents a company's requirements for soft values such as details, beauty, and work emotions. An office that combines humanistic spirit and company culture can also bring a good first impression to customers.

B-Studio has more than ten years of service experience in the industry and has won many international awards. It uses its own architectural expertise, combined with the needs of owners and environmental aesthetics, to create unique and distinctive spaces. It has a wide range of services, including factories. Office design, interior design, self-construction, reconstruction of dilapidated old buildings, etc., to create a unique office space for you and shape your corporate culture.

Every project B-Studio makes is to prepare for the future. In the post-epidemic era, B-Studio can quickly understand the needs of enterprises and create the most suitable working environment for customers. If you want to know more about office decoration design, welcomecontact us, we will provide you with relevant services as soon as possible!

 

Further reading:ESG Guide | The office can also teach you how to implement corporate social responsibility through employee care, green energy and environmental protection!

ESG Guide | The office can also teach you how to implement corporate social responsibility through employee care, green energy and environmental protection!

ESG Guide | The office can also teach you how to implement corporate social responsibility through employee care, green energy and environmental protection!

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) has become an important trend in corporate development, covering environmental, social and corporate governance aspects. In today's society, companies make positive contributions to employees and the environment by implementing ESG. Below, we will introduce you to what ESG is, its benefits and practical methods, discuss how to practice corporate social responsibility through employee care and green energy and environmental protection, and provide practical ESG strategies.

What is the definition of ESG? How is it different from CSR and SDG?

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance): ESG is an indicator that measures the comprehensive internal and external performance of an enterprise in terms of environment, society and corporate governance. It can be mainly divided into the following three levels:

Environmental protection

Enterprises' impact on the environment and sustainability, including carbon emission reduction, energy conservation and waste reduction, resource management, climate change, water resources management, etc.

 

Social Responsibility

The impact of enterprises on society includes care for employees, suppliers, customers and communities, labor rights, diversity and inclusion, human rights, consumer protection, community development, etc.

 

Governance

Pay attention to the corporate governance structure and operation methods, including board of directors structure, corporate transparency, ethics, shareholder rights protection, corporate compliance and other issues.

 

One of the purposes of ESG is to help investors gain a more comprehensive understanding of corporate sustainability and how companies respond to environmental and social challenges. Many investors consider ESG factors when evaluating. Companies that perform well may be more competitive in the long term and help reduce potential risks. This has also led to ESG gaining widespread attention and application in companies around the world.

 

ESG vs CSR vs SDG comparison

categoryevaluation itemsillustrateproject
ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)Environmental, Social and Corporate GovernanceA framework for assessing corporate performance on environmental, social and governance dimensions.Environmental protection, social responsibility, corporate governance
CSR(Corporate Social Responsibilitycorporate social responsibilityThe concept of corporate social and environmental responsibility includes: economic responsibility, legal responsibility, social responsibility and charitable responsibility.The relationship between enterprises and stakeholders, as well as enterprises giving back to society through various means such as donations and environmental protection.
SDG(Sustainable Development Goals)sustainable development goalsUnited NationsThe 17 global goals proposed are aimed at achieving sustainable development by 2030.Poverty, hunger, education, gender equality, climate change and many other aspects.

The importance of ESG sustainability, implementing corporate social responsibility to gain points for yourself

ESG sustainability is not only a moral obligation to show that a company is responsible for society and the environment, but also an important indicator related to investors' views on the company and whether it has long-term development, and is the basis for future business success.

The following is compiled for everyoneFour importance of ESG sustainability:

1. Risk Management-

By focusing on environmental, social and corporate governance factors, companies can reduce risk and respond to increasingly complex challenges such as regulatory changes, resource shortages and reputational damage.

 

2. Investor needs-

More and more investors are incorporating ESG factors into investment decisions. If a company can demonstrate excellent ESG performance, it will attract more investment and obtain better financial support, which will also guarantee the future development of the company.

 

3. Employee Attraction-

ESG sustainability is also a key factor in attracting and retaining outstanding talents. Modern employees pay more attention to corporate social responsibilities and values, and companies with positive ESG performance will be more attractive.

 

4. Brand image-

Through active ESG practices, companies can create a positive brand image and enhance consumers' trust and loyalty to the brand.

 

ESG certification precautions and score standards should be understood clearly at once.

 

Things to note about ESG certification-

  1. Choose a credible institution: Make sure to choose a reputable and professional institution for ESG certification. This ensures the fairness and reliability of the assessment process.
  2. Review the scope of the assessment: Understand the scope of the certification and determine whether it covers the company’s main activities and key impact areas. This will ensure that the assessment results reflect the company’s overall ESG performance.
  3. Consider relevant regulatory requirements: Ensure that companies comply with local laws and regulations on ESG. This includes provisions on environmental protection, labor rights, anti-corruption and other aspects.

Score criteria for ESG certification-

ESG scoring standards can be mainly scored based on three levels: environmental protection, social responsibility and corporate governance. The following is a summary of the items included in each of the three levels:

categoryproject
environmental protection

climate change

  • carbon emission
  • Product carbon footprint
  • The impact of financing on the environment
  • climate change resilience

natural resources

  • water resources
  • Biodiversity and land use
  • Raw material procurement

pollution and waste

  • Toxic emissions and waste
  • Packaging materials and waste
  • electronic waste

environmental opportunities

  • Clean tech opportunities
  • Green energy building opportunities
  • Renewable Energy Opportunities
social responsibility

human Resources

  • labor management
  • health and safety
  • human resources development
  • Supply Chain Labor Standards
  • health and population risks

product liability

  • Product safety and quality
  • chemical safety
  • Financial product safety
  • Information Security and Personal Privacy
  • responsible investment

Stakeholder veto power

  • controversial purchases

social institutions

  • communication channels
  • Financing options
  • Get access to medical care
  • Health and Nutrition Opportunities
Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

  • Board of Directors
  • salary
  • ownership
  • Accounting and Auditing

corporate actions

  • Business ethics
  • anti-competitive measures
  • Corruption and instability
  • financial system instability
  • tax transparency

There are ways to implement ESG. Employee care and green energy and environmental protection can help you get extra points for certification!

As ESG issues continue to gain popularity, Taiwan established the "Sustainable Development Committee" in 2022 to propose a series of policies and plans for ESG-related issues, including green energy, energy conservation and carbon reduction, waste reduction, etc. Many companies have proposed ESG sustainability reports are seamlessly integrated with international companies, and ESG can actually greatly add points to companies through office planning and the promotion of green energy and environmental protection. The following will explain to you what methods can be used in office spaces. Implement the concept of ESG!

1. Plan a comfortable working environment

When planning office space, companies can provide ergonomic office furniture and facilities to ensure employees' comfort and health during work, appropriate lighting, air quality and temperature regulation in the space, and the division of work areas and rest areas. It can enhance employees’ sense of belonging to the company.

 


B-Studio commercial space works:Dental Aesthetics Museum

2. Promote employee engagement and interaction

Creating an open office environment, encouraging cooperation and communication among employees, and providing shared spaces, conference rooms, and social areas to promote teamwork and innovation can not only effectively improve work efficiency, but also deepen employees' good impression of the company.

Use B-Studio to undertake office design cases "Personal Kelly Headquarters"For example, in an area of 100 square meters, a "flexible tea negotiation area" for open and interactive communication, and up to 10 conference rooms are specially designed as an intermediary space for people to communicate.

Another office design case "Taiwan Dentsu"The office, in addition to using colors to add variety to the space and highlight the lively creative capabilities of the advertising company, also increases employee interaction through the setting up of a creative library and brainstorming area.

3. Provide natural environmental elements

Use natural light and plants in the office space to create a comfortable working environment. Increase windows and open spaces to allow sufficient sunlight to enter the office area. You can also place indoor plants to beautify the space and provide better air quality and natural Atmosphere.

Further reading:How to design indoor ventilation? The essential principles of air convection

4. Reduce energy consumption

Use energy-saving equipment and lighting systems, such as LED lamps and smart energy-saving systems, adjust lighting and air-conditioning settings according to office usage, install automated adjustment systems, and encourage employees to turn off equipment when leaving the office to reduce standby energy consumption.

5. Promote green transportation methods

When planning the overall factory office space, in addition to office space, the public environment can add bicycle parking spaces, shower facilities, and policies that recommend the use of public transportation to encourage employees to walk, cycle, or use sustainable transportation to commute to get off work.

6. Employee training and education

Business owners provide employee training and regularly implement training to enhance their knowledge and awareness of ESG issues, organize relevant workshops, lectures and activities, and provide relevant knowledge on sustainability.

Implementing ESG starts with office value redesign

The promotion of corporate social responsibility (ESG) is crucial to the sustainable development of enterprises!B-StudioHelp enterprises create their ideal happy office space and enhance the good image of ESG!

B-studio is a well-known domestic decoration design company that has won many international awards. It uses its architectural expertise, combined with the needs of owners and environmental aesthetics, to create unique and unique spaces with a wide range of services, including factory office design, interior design, etc. Design, self-construction, reconstruction of dilapidated old buildings, etc., combined with the latest green building materials, help companies easily create office spaces that are both comfortable for employees and green and environmentally friendly. If you have any questions related to office design, please feel free tocontact us!

 

Further reading:

A green building that coexists with the environment! What is a green building? Understand the characteristics, indicators and cases of green buildings

Four major design points for factory offices! Must-know office planning!

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A green building that coexists with the environment! What is a green building? Understand the characteristics, indicators and cases of green buildings

A green building that coexists with the environment! What is a green building? Understand the characteristics, indicators and cases of green buildings

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Taiwan is an island with a hot and humid climate. In summer, it is necessary to cool down with air conditioners and use dehumidifiers to keep dry. However, as the problem of climate warming becomes more and more serious, turning on air conditioners to maintain low temperatures is no longer a long-term solution. Many people are concerned about environmental issues. I started to introduce the concept of "green building" from an architectural perspective, hoping that my house could help the sustainability of the environment. Today I want to share with you the characteristics and advantages of green buildings, and introduce related green building labels and certifications!

 

What is a green building? Understand the definition and characteristics of green building

 

Green buildings, also known as green buildings, refer to buildings that are energy-saving, ecological, and healthy, consume the least amount of earth energy and resources during the building life cycle, are healthy and comfortable, and achieve environmental sustainability goals. Regardless of whether the building functions as a commercial building or a general residence, as long as it meets the above conditions, it can be called a "green building". Usually, the conditions of such buildings have some things in common: good lighting and ventilation, energy saving and carbon reduction, water saving, and green appearance.

 

How to build green buildings? Understand architectural design skills

 

Many people want to build green buildings, but don’t know how to start. In fact, as long as you understand the goals that green buildings want to achieve, and then think further: "How should it be achieved?" You can build the ideal green building. !

 

Goal 1: Reduce interior decoration materials & use low-carbon green building materials

First of all, avoid designing the interior in an extravagant and luxurious style and reduce unnecessary waste. In terms of building materials, old materials are recycled and remanufactured instead of purchasing new building materials, reducing resource usage to a minimum. It is not only environmentally friendly and economical, but the design style is also in line with the "simple style" that has become popular in recent years.

 

Goal 2: Reduce water waste

From the perspective of the building itself, when designing the building, set up a large-capacity rain barrel and install a filter with basic functions, so that the rainwater can be processed and used (toilet flushing, flower watering, etc.). In addition, a two-stage water-saving toilet can also be installed to effectively save more water resources.

 

Goal 3: Energy conservation and carbon reduction

Excessive electricity consumption is one of the important energy problems encountered in Taiwan in recent years, especially in summer, which is the peak period of electricity demand. How to improve buildings into energy-saving buildings? Here are three directions for saving electricity for your reference:

Turn on the air conditioner less but maintain a comfortable temperatureIf you want to reduce the use of air conditioning, the most important thing is to keep the building well ventilated. For example, air ducts can be installed to introduce fresh air, adjust the indoor temperature, and reduce the usage rate of indoor air conditioning.
Reduce lighting but keep plenty of lightEvaluate the actual light sources required before planning the building to reduce lighting requirements, zone control switches, and use energy-saving LED lighting as fully as possible.
Generate electricity with environmentally friendly energyTaiwan has successively developed many environmentally friendly energy sources, and one of them is solar power generation, which is a good choice for the environment. Installing solar panels can not only block the sun on the top floor, but also cool down the building.

Understand green building certification and nine indicators

 

Many countries have their own green building assessment systems, the more well-known of which isUS Green Building Assessment Certificationwith TaiwanNine indicators of Baygreen Building.

 

U.S. Green Building Assessment and Certification Standards

The U.S. Green Building Council announced the green building assessment and certification standard LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) in 1998. LEED divides green buildings into four certification levels: qualified, silver, gold and platinum. Assessment projects are divided into Five categories:

  • Sustainable base development
  • water efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • indoor environmental quality

 

Nine indicators of Taiwan’s green buildings

Taiwan divides the levels of green buildings into five levels: qualified, bronze, silver, gold, and diamond green buildings, which are further subdivided into nine categories based on the four major indicator groups of ecology, energy conservation, waste reduction, and health. Indicators serve as evaluation benchmarks.

biodiversity indicatorsIncluding biological diversity, species diversity, and genetic diversity.ecology
Greening quantity indexGreen building spaces, roofs, balconies and building facades.
Base water retention indexUse land to conserve water and maintain ecological water circulation.
Daily energy saving indicatorsReduce building energy consumption.Energy saving
CO2 reduction indexReduce carbon dioxide emissions from the construction industry.waste reduction
Waste reduction indexReduce waste generated by the construction industry.
indoor environment indicatorsEvaluate ventilation, sound insulation, lighting, interior decoration, and indoor air quality.healthy
Water resources indicatorsReduce and recycle building water use.
Sewage and waste improvement indicatorsControl the amount of sewage and waste in buildings.

 

Case Sharing—Singapore’s “Platinum Zero Energy Consumption” DBS Bank

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This summer, Singapore's DBS Bank successfully transformed a 30-year-old building in the city into Singapore's 19th "Green Label Platinum Zero Energy" building. The remodelers covered the roof with solar panels with a total area of 1,000 square meters, and used natural ventilation, smart systems, green facilities, and planting duties to make the energy used by the building renewable. At the same time, planting The natural plants in the building create an ecological environment suitable for bird gatherings, help cool down and reduce the frequency of turning on the air conditioner. Singapore continues to make breakthroughs in architecture and is moving towards the goal of "zero-carbon buildings".

 

B-Studio creates green buildings based on the concept of imitating nature

B-Studio has more than ten years of service experience in the industry. It can handle everything from building exterior to interior design and provide integrated space planning services. Every project B-Studio makes is to prepare for the future, and adheres to the construction method of imitating nature, pays attention to the impact of each building on the ecological environment, and strives to move towards the goal of creating a sustainable environment. Any green building renovation or construction needs are welcomecontact us, we will provide you with relevant services as soon as possible!

 

 

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