The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of three additional HSR stations was implemented according to the "Environmental Impact Assessment Plan of HSR Miaoli, Changhua, Yunlin Stations and the Core E&M System Installation of Nangkang Construction" and was carried out by BOHSR. According to the environmental assessment commitment, BOHSR should conduct an assessment on each tender in each half of the year. The first evaluation has already been completed on May 15, 2015 and results were positive. Most construction tenders took notice of environmental regulations and have balanced construction progress with environmental actions well. Only a few sections did not fulfill the environmental regulations but have also made improvements to conform to regulations within the regulated time frame.
The focus of this assessment for the additional three stations is first, the design and construction of station project and second, the acquisition of the green building certifications. Originally, the environmental commitment of these three stations is to acquire Silver Level or higher certificates in the green building evaluation. To see through the environmental commitment and to integrate local cultures with station design, BOHSR construction teams have put full effort in the projects from the start. As a result, the nominated green building certifications of the three stations were superior to the originally promised qualification level with Yunlin Station nominated for Silver Level, Changhua Station nominated for Gold Level and Miaoli Station nominated for Diamond Level.
To ensure the fulfillment of the environmental commitment and to overcome the difficulties of green building label acquisition, BOHSR supervised each site to establish its own task force to focus on the 9 indexes of green building evaluation. The job of the task forces is to periodically verify construction status of the stations and to carry out improvement measures targeting respective weaknesses. Moreover, upon near completion of the station projects, BOHSR emphasized the green building issue during implementation of the "BOHSR Environmental Inspection in the First Half of 2015" in hope of delivering the best results possible in the final green building evaluation. Currently, under vigorous promotion of the BOHSR and THSRC team, all three stations are on the way to either meet or exceed (Yunlin Station) the original environmental commitment.
Through indisputable teamwork of the BOHSR and THSRC environmental teams, all three station projects have won rewards in the "MOTC Environment Impact Assessment of Transportation Engineering" with Yunlin Station at 1st place in 2013 and Miaoli Station and Changhua Station in 2nd and 3rd place in 2014. As a result, two sessions of BOHSR environmental education training used Miaoli Station as an outdoor classroom for trainees to comprehend what has been achieved in environmental protection.