Trade brochure on energy-efficient construction in China now out
German know-how to help save energy costs and reduce pollutant emissions
Berlin/Beijing, 23 December 2014. A new trade brochure provides extensive information on energy-efficient construction in China based on German know-how. Based on experience gained in the construction of the first German-Chinese Efficient House in Qinhuangdao (Hebei Province), the brochure illustrates that houses can be constructed in a manner that ensures minimum energy consumption, reducing the costs of hot water, cooling and heating as well as raising the living and working quality and cutting pollutant emissions.
The brochure has been drawn up for project developers, architects and engineers as well as decision-makers in politics, administration and business. It was jointly developed by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – the German Energy Agency – and the Center of Science and Technology of Construction (CSTC) which reports to the Chinese Ministry of Construction (MoHURD). The publication was subsidised by the German Foreign Office. The first printed copy of the brochure was presented to the Vice Minister for Construction at MoHURD, WANG Ning, in Beijing on 18 December 2014.
In his preface, the Chinese Minister of Construction, Chen Zhenggao, emphasises the significance of the German-Chinese pilot project in Qinhuangdao, which serves as the main practical example in the brochure: “Not only is the pilot project a remarkable success of German-Chinese cooperation, it is also a milestone of energy-efficient construction in China.” According to German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the brochure is an “invitation to embrace the joint approach to energy-efficient construction in China and carry it further”.
The brochure presents the key fields of action in energy-efficient construction, ranging from the creation of the building envelope, systems technology and heat supply to air conditioning and the use of renewable energy. It delivers concrete practical experience and shows how a high standard of planning and construction quality can be ensured. Other chapters deal with the development of energy-efficient construction in Germany and present further examples of energy-efficient residential and non-residential buildings.
The brochure entitled “German-Chinese Efficient Houses” is written in Chinese and distributed free of charge by dena and the CSTC, both in print and as a PDF file (download at www.dena.de/cn or http://www.cstcmoc.org.cn/plus/view.php?aid=2459).
dena is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and smart energy systems. In China, dena develops and implements German-Chinese co-operation projects in the fields of energy-efficient construction, sustainable urban development, renewable energy sources and smart energy systems.
For further information, visit www.dena.de/en.