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

17 January 2018, 17:00

Annual Conference in Kunming

    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.

    In the Ist part of the conference the project progress and achievements were presented. In order to enhance mutual understanding, Susbuild team has conducted comparative studies of sustainable building development in China and Europe. Mr. Wu Yong from China Association of Building Energy Effciency (CABEE) presented Green Building Labelling System in China and Europe. Further on, Chongqing and Yunnan local partners shared their local activities within SusBuild and their achievements. Besides, Western China Sustainable Building Alliance (WCSBA) was introduced to the public and SMEs.

    During the IInd part of the conference, national experts from Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Beijing were invited to share experiences about low energy building and districts. Mr. Xu Qiang from Shanghai Building Research Institute presented the technology roadmap of low energy buildings in Yangtze River basin. The Yangtze River basin is a sensible region from a climate point of view, with hot and humid summers and long transition seasons where no centralized heating is provided. Mr. Sun Pengcheng from China Construction Group continued with a presentation about nearly zero energy buildings in hot summer and cold winter climate in China and exemplifed it with pilot projects. These two presentations are very relevant for SusBuild, as Chongqing has hot summer and cold winter climate. Further on, Mr. Guo Dongyu from East Carbon shared their Energy Performance Contract experience in green retroft of public buildings and several pilot projects. Mr. Hao Bin from Shenzhen Building Research Institute concluded the session by broadening the perspective to sustainable districts and cities and by emphasizing on human-oriented planning and design.