dena has been developing and implementing energy-efficient construction projects in China since 2006. Advanced technology and experience gathered in Germany are adapted and transferred to the conditions in the respective region, using experts on the ground. The aim is to improve the market conditions for energy efficiency technologies, impart knowledge and establish concepts suitable for mass marketing of energy efficiency in China.
Energy-Efficient Building in China.
Sharing German experience in the energy performance of buildings.
China has for years been experiencing a building boom with growth rates in double figures. The fast pace of building completions means that, as soon as 2015, half of China's building stock will have been built since 2000.
However, only in rare cases does the energy performance of these new buildings match German standards. In China, each square metre of living space needs on average four times more energy for heating and cooling than in the European industrialised nations.
Meteoric growth and scant domestic energy reserves mean that action is urgently required. Energy efficiency must be taken into account right from the planning and construction stage and the energy requirements of new buildings must be significantly reduced.
With German assistance, China is aiming to improve the energy efficiency of its buildings. At a meeting of the "German-Chinese working group on energy efficiency in buildings", the German Federal Ministry of Building, the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD), dena and the Chinese state-controlled Center for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (CEEB) adopted wide-ranging cooperative activities and a new working programme.
The project website provides an overview of current projects with which dena is promoting energy efficiency in China.