The Chinese Building Industry is experiencing an unprecedented boom as China’s economy rapidly grows. This has direct consequences on China’s green house gas emission (GHG) levels resulting from the use of energy in buildings. GBPN works in partnership with the Energy Foundation China on a specific programme of research activities to help decision-makers craft building energy performance policy-packages that can improve the energy performance of new and existing buildings in China, and contain the growth of CO2 emissions from buildings.
The building sector’s growth evidently results from its demographic and evolutions. According to statistics, from 1996 to 2008 approximately 130 million rural residents left rural areas to settle down in cities, leading to a decline in the rural population from 850 million to 720 million. As much as the building sector will continue to boom, it is nearly inconceivable to measure its magnitude.
The GBPN Chinese programme aims at facilitating international exchange of knowledge and expertise on best-practice policies for low energy, carbon and energy efficient buildings in China. We provide a common platform to identify and translate Chinese best practices for global dissemination, facilitate Chinese and international knowledge exchange and capacity building. In partnership with the Energy Foundation China, we support Chinese institutions to identify and achieve the abatement potential of the Chinese building sector.
The GBPN has identified several priority initiatives:
- Improve building code enforcement
- Expand policies to accelerate existing building retrofit
- Demonstrate potential for low-energy buildings through validation of building energy performance
Recent Research includes:
- Investigating applicable international best practices for ESCO business models for building energy efficiency retrofitting
- A review of Building Energy Efficiency Policies in China made in collaboration with ACEEE and Chinese Experts.
- A Regional high-level briefing from the business community on opportunities and barriers to implementing energy efficiency policies at scale.
- [Tool] The GBPN Knowledge Platform now Available in Chinese
- [Report] China could cut carbon emissions significantly with incentives for energy efficient buildings
- [Tool] The Mandarin Version of the Glossary is Out
- [Report] ESCO models for the retrofit of existing buildings in China
- [Project] Moving Ahead in China
- [Tool] The Policy Tool for Renovation Now Available in Chinese
Related Report Bundles
- Building Energy Efficiency: Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages
- Building Energy Efficiency Policies in China - Status Report
- Achieving Scale in Energy-efficient Buildings in China: A View from the Construction and Real Estate Sectors
- ESCO models for the retrofit of existing buildings in China