07 May '12, 5am

China set to construct more green buildings

China set to construct more green buildings

The Chinese government has established a goal of having green buildings account for 30 percent of new construction projects by 2020. Image: A Green Living Energy-efficient buildings will account for 30 percent of the country’s new construction projects by 2020, according to an official document released Sunday. The document was jointly released by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and is the country’s first announced goal for the development of green buildings. The move underscore China’s intent to speed up the development of energy-efficient construction following other documents published earlier this year aimed at the same goal. According to the document, the government will adopt a slew of measures including increasing policy incentives and improving industry standards, as well as promoting technological progress and the de...

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