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Integrated sustainability analysis on green building development in China: case study of three green practices
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology.
2009 (English)In: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING IV, VOLS 1 AND 2 / [ed] Brebbia, CA; Neophytou, M; Beriatos, E; Ioannou, I; Kungolos, AG, SOUTHAMPTON: WIT PRESS , 2009, 679-689 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

China has adopted Sustainable Development as an inequitable strategy for the whole country in all industries. In the civil construction sector, sustainability in China is regarded as the development of Green Building. Due to the promotion by Chinese government, more and more buildings are emerging in China under the name of "Green". This paper offers a general overview of the current green trend in China and presents a specific analysis on three cases to search for the proper approach for China's unique situation. The green practices are categorizes into three types: Modem Vernacular Architecture, Eco-offices and Mass-housing, according to their features in scale, location and function. Three specific cases were selected and the analysis of the different types was made. The analysis of the three projects is made from the perspectives of technology, economy, environmental impact, and social aspects, respectively. Finally, the paper argues that an adaptive and holistic approach should be found for the development of Green Building in China

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SOUTHAMPTON: WIT PRESS , 2009. 679-689 p.
Series
WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, ISSN 1743-3541 ; 120
Keyword [en]
China, green building, new cave house, eco-office, mass-housing
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25225DOI: 10.2495/SDP090632ISI: 000274546400063Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-71749098953ISBN: 978-1-84564-181-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-25225DiVA: diva2:356612
Conference
4th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning. CYPRUS. MAY 13-15, 2009
Note
QC 20101013 QC 20111114Available from: 2010-10-13 Created: 2010-10-13 Last updated: 2011-11-14Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. From energy efficiency to integrated sustainable urbanism in residential development in China
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From energy efficiency to integrated sustainable urbanism in residential development in China
2010 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

China has adopted Sustainable Development as a national strategy for all industries. In civil construction sector, sustainability is regarded as the development of Green Building in China. Since 2000, China has introduced a series of policies and laws to promote Green Building.

Green Building was defined as buildings that are “energy-efficient, land-efficient, water-efficient, and material-efficient” and emit “minimal pollution” in during its entire life cycle, and meets a specified standard for indoor environment at the same time. However, energy efficiency is the central issue of current Green Building development in China, while issues of resources and pollution are neglected, which is partly due to China’s energy structure. Social and economic aspects are also always ignored.

The main aim of this thesis is to map pathways towards more comprehensive frameworks for how residential areas in China could be constructed in a more sustainable way in hot –summer and cold-winter area. Case study was the main method used to examine the specifications of Green Residential Building in China. This paper offers a general overview of the current green trend in China and presents a specific analysis on three cases to search for the proper approach for China’s unique situation by three specific cases representing three types of Green Building: Modern Vernacular Architecture, Eco-office and Mass-housing, according to their features in scale, location and function.

This paper then presents a specific integrated sustainability analysis of the Landsea Housing Project in Nanjing, a hot-summer/cold-winter zone. Hammarby Sjöstad, a cutting edge project in Stockholm, is also discussed as a reference area from which experiences can be drawn for China. The aim was to improve the framework for construction of residential buildings in China in a more sustainable way, from energy efficiency to integrated sustainability.

The paper also discusses the relationship between the economic growth and energy consumption in the fast-growing situation, presents several scenarios depicting energy and comfort and makes suggestions for China. The roles of government, developers and residents are also addressed. The paper argues that an adaptive and holistic approach, which must be expanded from both spatial scale and temporal span, should be established for the Green Residential Building development in China, as an effective way to meet the sustainability goal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: E-print, 2010. vii, 38 p.
Series
Trita-KET-IM, ISSN 1402-7615 ; 2009.15
Keyword
China, Green Building, New Cave house, Eco-office, Mass-Housing, Green Residential Development, Industrial Ecology, Landsea Housing Project, Hammarby Sjöstad, Systems Thinking
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25233 (URN)978-91-628-7919-8 (ISBN)
Presentation
2010-06-01, Rum D41, KTH, Lindstedtsvägen 17, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
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QC 20101013Available from: 2010-10-13 Created: 2010-10-13 Last updated: 2010-10-14Bibliographically approved

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