In 2004, we introduced this German roofing system and used it on our headquarter R&D buildings. It covers a roof area of approximately 7000 m2. Using green plants instead of traditional roof-covering materials achieves environmental benefits, as well as cost savings for heating and cooling. The plants that cover the roof provide excellent insulation to the building, reduce energy consumption significantly, and act as a filter for rainwater. At the same time, the green roof creates a sense of nature in the midst of a modern concrete and steel city.
To achieve the goals of energy-cost reduction and reducing harm to the environment, we are active in promoting solar power projects. Solar power offers a clean and renewable energy source. Using solar power for electricity can effectively reduce harmful gas emissions (SO2, NO2 and greenhouse gas). The 2 Megawatt (MW) roof photovoltaic power station in our CHERVON Industry Park can achieve power generation of about 2 Gigawatt-hour (GWh)/year, thereby saving up to 755.23 tons a year of standard coal. In our new Green Power Industry Park, we plan to install another rooftop photovoltaic power station with a capacity of 4MW; the first 3.5MW phase is already in operation.
The earth we live on provides us with ample resources; geothermal energy is one of them. It is environmentally clean and renewable. CHERVON’s Green Power Industry Park, with an area of 300,000 m2, is equipped with an advanced ground-source heat-pump system to heat and cool buildings. Taking advantage of the stable and moderate temperature underground, the system uses the earth as a heat source in the winter and a heat sink in the summer. With these systems, we maintain a pleasant working environment that is warm in winter and cool in summer with lower operational costs, and without producing any emissions. This translates to a reduction of 839 tons of CO2 emissions per year.