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

17 January 2018, 17:10

Good practice tour to Europe

    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 Offce and Administration Building, Sony Center – a DGNB Gold Building Quarters awarded mixed used city quarter.

    Mr. Thomas Kraubitz from BuroHappold Engineering | Cities, presented the sustainable aspects of these three buildings in details. Mr Wald from GesellschaftfürRegelungstechnik Und EnergieeinsparungmbH, the energy management system provider of ALEA 101, also introduced their energy management practice to ensure sustainable buildings. Afterwards, the group visited Effciency House Plus - the experimental Plus Energy House piloted by BMUB.  


    In Vienna, Dr. Roland from the Institute of Waste Management of BOKU University presented the development of recycling
and reuse of building wastes from both technology and management perspective. Important issues include resource conservation
(maximum recycling) and reduction of environmental risks. Ms. Staudner added on with EU best practices in recycling of building
wastes. Further on has been talked about EU technical guideline development of recycling and reuse of building wastes and its
potential implications for China. During the discussion, the Chinese delegation and Austrian experts discussed the opportunities
for co-operations in the feld of waste technology and management, e.g. R&D of building waste recycling technology and potential
co-operations on recycling and reuse of building wastes.