From Energy Efficiency to Integrated Sustainability in Housing Development in China: A Case study in a hot-summer / cold-winter zone in China
2013 (English)In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772, Vol. 28, no 2, 329-344 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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. As advocated by these policies and laws, more and more green buildings are being built. The overall aim of this paper is to explore a more sustainable framework for green residential buildings, from energy efficiency to integrated sustainability. A critical case study is presented of the Landsea Housing Project in Nanjing, a hot-summer/cold-winter zone. The analysis suggests applying a systematic approach—covering all aspects of green housing development, including technical, economic, social and environmental—in China, arguing that this is a more effective way to meet the sustainability goals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 28, no 2, 329-344 p.
China, Energy efficiency, Green building, Integrated sustainability, Systems thinking
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109470DOI: 10.1007/s10901-012-9316-3ISI: 000319296200008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84878018040OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-109470DiVA: diva2:582529
Updated from "Submitted", "Accepted" to "Published". QC 201307052013-01-042013-01-042014-05-23Bibliographically approved