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China. Top Sector Energy. Sustainable Building. Opportunities for Dutch companies

Abstract

For China, sustainable design is necessary for controlling energy usage in crowded and constantly expanding urban areas. It is well known that China is the world's biggest construction market. Nearly half of the new buildings annually constructed worldwide are located in China by 2015. However, only about 4% of these are built according to energy efficiency standards. China's construction market will by 2020 account for 40% of the country's total energy consumption. While it contributes 15% of the world's GDP, China consumes 30% of the earth's steel and half its concrete. On top of which, buildings in China consume a third of the country's increasingly endangered water supplies. Recent research showed that almost half of the national energy consumption has been used for construction related purposes. Of existing buildings, a huge amount needs sustainable redesign and retrofitting technologies.Chinese government has recognized the urgency of widely implementing sustainable buildings. As a result, a national 3-star China National Green Building rating system has been launched in 2006. Yet the Chinese green building revolution is still in its infancy. Main problems are, amongst others, low level of regulations and standards, problematic implementations at local level, lack of awareness and transparency in related public  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Aug 15, 2012
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CHINA; BUSINESS; INDUSTRY; NETHERLANDS; BUILDINGS; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; PLANNING; INVESTMENT; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; LEGISLATION
OSTI ID:
22124550
Research Organizations:
NL EVD Internationaal, Agentschap NL, Den Haag (Netherlands); Consulate-General Shanghai, 10/f tower B, Dawning center, 500 Hongbaoshi road, Changning District, Shanghai 201103 (China)
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: NL13E0489
Availability:
Available at http://www.agentschapnl.nl/sites/default/files/China-kansenrapport-top-sector-energy---sustainable-building%20%282%29.pdf
Submitting Site:
ECN
Size:
27 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Sep 05, 2013

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China. Top Sector Energy. Sustainable Building. Opportunities for Dutch companies. Netherlands: N. p., 2012. Web.
China. Top Sector Energy. Sustainable Building. Opportunities for Dutch companies. Netherlands.
2012. "China. Top Sector Energy. Sustainable Building. Opportunities for Dutch companies." Netherlands.
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abstractNote = {For China, sustainable design is necessary for controlling energy usage in crowded and constantly expanding urban areas. It is well known that China is the world's biggest construction market. Nearly half of the new buildings annually constructed worldwide are located in China by 2015. However, only about 4% of these are built according to energy efficiency standards. China's construction market will by 2020 account for 40% of the country's total energy consumption. While it contributes 15% of the world's GDP, China consumes 30% of the earth's steel and half its concrete. On top of which, buildings in China consume a third of the country's increasingly endangered water supplies. Recent research showed that almost half of the national energy consumption has been used for construction related purposes. Of existing buildings, a huge amount needs sustainable redesign and retrofitting technologies.Chinese government has recognized the urgency of widely implementing sustainable buildings. As a result, a national 3-star China National Green Building rating system has been launched in 2006. Yet the Chinese green building revolution is still in its infancy. Main problems are, amongst others, low level of regulations and standards, problematic implementations at local level, lack of awareness and transparency in related public and private sector, lack of expertise of integrated sustainable building design and construction among engineers, designers and constructors. It is also to be expected that more aggressive energy saving and environmental protection targets will be set by the 12th Five Year Plan. Promote green buildings will be one of the top priorities in China's swift urbanization process with focus on saving land, energy, water and materials. Chinese government has recognized the urgency of widely implementing sustainable buildings. Yet the Chinese green building revolution is still in its infancy. Under this framework, the following areas will offer business opportunities in the coming years: application of new energies and energy conservation solutions in architectural design; eco-friendly and energy efficient urban planning designs; high quality and high technology green building materials; environmental protection technologies and products; engineering consultancy providing total energy conservation solutions.}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {2012}
month = {Aug}
}