16 May 2011

Improving the energy efficiency of buildings in China

Improving the efficiency of energy use in buildings is an important way of reducing emissions and helping to
combat climate change. Nearly 2 billion square meters of new buildings are constructed every year in China,
accounting for 40 % of total world construction, and expected to continue at this rate for the next 25-30
years. At this critical stage, there are six main areas that influence the efficiency of energy use in building.
This paper describes some general background information and related policy actions.