dena promoted a continued strengthening of collaboration between Germany and China at China's leading trade fair for energy-efficient construction.
On Wednesday, dena held a conference with experts from both countries on the topic of eco cities, and this past Thursday a second conference on the topic of energy-efficient buildings featuring passive house technologies. They focused on practical experience and possibilities for joint projects. Furthermore, dena also provided German vendors with the opportunity to present their products and services at a joint exhibition booth.
"The Deutsche Energie-Agentur – the German Energy Agency (dena) is now firmly established in China", said dena’s managing director Kristina Haverkamp at the conference in Beijing. “We have already built model energy-efficient houses for several years now in close cooperation with the state-run Center of Science and Technology of Construction and with Chinese and German companies. The issue of urban development has recently become significantly more topical. Together with the state-run Chinese Society for Urban Studies, we are now working increasingly with Chinese cities to create a framework for a sustainable urban future.
The Sino-German working group for the promotion of energy-efficient construction and sustainable urban development in the People's Republic of China also met on the fringes of the conference. This working group operates under the auspices of the construction ministries in both countries, dena, and Chinese construction authorities. At the meeting, the participants agreed upon a joint work programme for the year 2016. Above all, the plans include joint pilot projects for energy efficiency buildings and additional eco cities as well as the publication of experience acquired in these projects to technical stakeholders such as architects, planners, project developers, and administrative staff.
The "International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo" (GEBC 2016) took place in Beijing from 30 to 31 March. The "German Day" for energy-efficient construction on 31 March was organised by dena in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the German Embassy (Beijing), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
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