Up-scaling and mainstreaming sustainable building practices in western China
Up-scaling and mainstreaming sustainable building practices in western China 

A new report is out: Energy Performance Contract  Cases in Chongqing

19 July 2019


Recently, SusBuild released the report  “Energy Performance Contract Cases in Chongqing”, which collects examples of pilot projects across different building types with applied technologies and project impacts.   more...

SusBuild roadshow for sharing lessons learned

20 June 2019


SusBuild has reached the time for disseminating its valuable lessons to other Chinese provinces has come.

On the 31st of May, SusBuild held a session at the Annual Assembling of Building Energy Efficiency Association in Chengdu. Representatives from associations, research and design institutes, and think-tanks from more than 30 provinces and cities participated in the session. more..

A new report is out: Scaling up finance for ESCOs to boost building energy efficiency: European and global experiences

06 March 2019


SusBuild developed a new report that draws lessons from European and global examples that address various barriers faced by ESCOs and financial institutions. The presented instruments and financing products have supported access to financing of ESCOs in several countries worldwide and may inspire market actors in China.  more...

A new report is out: Building energy standards and labelling in Europe

08 February 2019


Building energy standards and labelling is a key policy that helps accelerating the shift from conventional buildings towards sustainable low to ultra-low energy buildings. A new report of SusBuild provides an overview of mandatory and voluntary building energy standards and labelling in Europe. more...

Financing Sustainable Buildings in China

21 November 2018


The Wuppertal Institute hosted the Forum of Financing Sustainable Buildings within the framework of EU Switch-Asia SusBuild project on 15th Nov. 2018 in Chongqing (China), in collaboration with  CABEE, the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership, and two SusBuild local partners. This Forum gathered about 80 participants from the building sector and financial institutions in China as well as European and international organisations, to discuss how green financing can support sustainable building development in China in the future. more..

International Forum of Financing Sustainable Buildings

28 September 2018


On the 15th of November 2018 The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, and the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership, GIZ will be hosting in Chongqing, China the International Forum of Financing Sustainable Buildings. Please access further the preliminary agenda and the registration form.


China’s Buildings Going Green                                                                                SusBuild EU-China Dialogue on Sustainable Building Technologies

09 June 2018


SusBuild-"Up-Scaling and Mainstreaming Sustainable Building Practices in Western China”, a project of the Wuppertal Institute, financed by EU Switch-Asia II programme, aims at fostering sustainable building practices among small and large enterprises in Chongqing City and the province of Yunnan. Project coordinators and partners have now met on the 5th June, within the “SusBuild EU-China Dialogue on Sustainable Building Technologies” in Xi´an, Shaanxi province in Western China. more..

Western China Sustainable Building Alliance (WCSBA) was kicked off

17 January 2018


Western China Sustainable Building Alliance (WCSBA) was established with the leadearship of China Association of Building Energy Efficiency (CABEE). The Alliance was formed and kicked-off in August 2017, in Chengdu. 15 SMEs, research institutes, associations, governmental think tanks from four western Chinese provinces (Chongqing, Yunnan, Sichuan, Tibet) are among the first members of WCSBA. more...

Annual Conference in Kunming

17 January 2018


On 30th November, the SusBuild annual conference took place in Kunming. More than 50 SMEs and think tanks from Yunnan and Chongqing joined the conference. more...

Good practice tour to Europe

17 January 2018


In September 2017, SusBuild hosted a good practice tour for local stakeholders and partners to Europe. The experts visited Berlin and Vienna.  The tour started in Berlin with the visit of several sustainable buildings and quarters rated by DGNB, including ALEA 101 – a Platinum rated mixed-use building, HumbodlthafenEins a Platinum rated Office and Administration Building, Sony Center – a DGNB Gold Building Quarters awarded mixed used city quarter. more...

Out now: SusBuild Handbook of Building Energy Management in Large Shopping Malls and Medium-Sized Hotels

17 January 2018


Energy management is a key component for SusBuild. The project team developed a handbook of Building Energy Management in Large Shopping Malls and Medium-sized Hotels. This handbook provides comprehensive knowledge and recommendations about building energy management systems and programs of commercial buildings. more...