According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-rural Development, the total floor area of China’s „green buildings“ now exceeds 6.6 billion m2. The proportion of green buildings will be further increased, building energy efficiency standards raised and buildings with ultra-low energy consumption popularized in regions with suitable climate conditions.

Green renovation of existing buildings will be promoted to improve energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions. According to a new guideline, institutional mechanisms and policy systems for green development in urban and rural areas will be basically established by 2025, while green development will cover urban and rural areas in a comprehensive way by 2035, with an increased cut in carbon emissions.

Xinhua news release, Oct. 26, 2021