From energy efficiency to integrated sustainability in residential development in China: a Chinese case study compared with Swedish experiences
(English)In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
China has introduced a series of policies and laws to promote Green Building since 2000. Energy efficiency is the central issue, partly due to China’s energy structure. The overall aim was to improve the framework for construction of residential buildings in China in a more sustainable way, from energy efficiency to integrated sustainability.
Case study was the main method used to examine the specifications of Green Residential Building in China. This paper presents a specific integrated sustainability analysis of the Landsea Housing Project in anjing, 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 paper also discusses the relationship between the economic growth and energy consumption in the fast-growth 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.
green residential development, industrial ecology, landsea housing project, systems thinking, integrated sustainability, China
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25229OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-25229DiVA: diva2:356620
QC 201010132010-10-132010-10-132010-10-13Bibliographically approved