Bruce K. Chung, Founder of the Eco-Industrial Development Network (EID Network)Bruce K. Chung

During the 1990s, Bruce devoted himself into the realm of cultural heritage conservation and re-use design, participatory design and planning as a chief architectural designer in Architect Lin Associate. That was the first professional career to be in charge of noted architectural design projects including Ilan House-008 (awarded by the 1st Taiwan Green Buildings Award), Hsinchu Image Museum (historic film theater), Window on China (leading theme park in Taiwan), interior design of the church of Fu Jen Catholic University,…,etc.
In 1998, Bruce switched to the best professional planning school in Taiwan to look for the best solution to dilemma between the development of Hsinchu Science Park and the environment. The field of eco-industrial development (EID) based on industrial ecology was connected to Bruce’s studies and professional career. The master thesis on eco-industrial parks written by Bruce K. Chung was taken as the pioneer study, as well as a driven force to the latter national policy of eco-industrial parks (environmental science technology parks) in Taiwan. By 2002, Bruce got an offer, assistant researcher of the Center for National Land Development Research, to handle a pilot technical project  to initiate the mechanism of sustainable development for industrial estates supported by the Industrial Development Bureau. Meanwhile, with attendance to the EID Roundtable held in Kalundborg (2001), further reviews on Asian and global EIDs were clarified and networked glocally.
After 2002, Bruce went to National Taiwan University to continue his independent research and practices on the EID. Consulting services were provided for enterprises, governments, communities on green product design, environment planning, and strategic plan, as well as coaching and training for public and private organizations. Focus area was enhanced to China and Asia. Bruce argued the barrier to promote sustainability is not merely environmental issues, but embedded ideology and cultural concerns, in particular the sense of Chinese culture and society. A comparative study between Taiwan and China based on field works in Yangling agro-hightech industrial park near Xian city was presented for the crucial forum. As a cross-disciplinary industrial ecologist, Bruce tried hard to tell a fortune with a sharp and deep observation on the development of Chinese circular economy and industrial parks. Unfortunately, the fortune is getting real.
In 2012, Bruce relocated to Germany, which generated a close distance for more interview and on-site observation on the development of sustainable  triple-bottom line in Europe. Bruce is currently running a professional consulting firm, COCI consultancy, based in Asia and looking for partnerships locally and globally for a better world of win-win-win.
創辦人鍾國輝(Bruce K. Chung),全球第一位以綠建築與生態城市專業投入產業生態學/產業共生/生態工業園領域,並擔任過國家級示範計畫總顧問的產業生態學家先驅。
2004年在亞太區生態工業園會議EIEAisa發表台灣產業園開發經驗對中國與全球之關鍵角色,說服中國官員意識這重要觀點,隨著歐美與亞洲專業者在本世紀起逐漸與中國合作專案項目,台灣政府單位逐漸閉關自嘆。鍾國輝認為只有親身投入產、官、學、民跨部門組織,以自身能力整合反思前瞻新路線才有機會集大成,否則,生態工業園與產業共生(industrial symbiosis)理念,將只是人類工業歷史長流中,曇花一現的烏托邦甚至漂綠擋箭牌!產業生態學也將由高潛力的新興學域邁向成熟的(僵化的)、政治正確的、制式的硬科學,喪失環境與可持續科學研究應用於社會的初衷。