16 May 2011
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.