On Jan. 1, 2013, the State Council forwarded the Action Plan on Green Building issued by NDRC and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development as No. 1 central document, and required to implement it conscientiously .The main objectives of the action plan include enforcing mandatory energy saving standard on new buildings in urban areas and constructing 1 billion sq. m. green buildings in the 12th Five-Year Plan period. By the end of 2015, 20% of the new buildings in urban areas will meet the standard of green building. promote energy-saving renovation of public buildings positively. Carry out the renovation of large-scale public buildings and public institutions office buildings air conditioning, heating, ventilation, lighting, hot water and other energy-using systems, Improve the energy efficiency and management level. Encourage the renovation as EMC model. Promoting important energy-saving renovation of public buildings model city construction. Renovation of 60 million sq. m. public buildings and 60 million sq. m. official buildings for public agencies will be completed as well during the 12th 5 years. Promote the scale renewable energy applications in building. Strengthen public building energy management. To develop green building materials, promote industrialization of construction, complete the standard system. The program expressed the Chinese government's determination to promote the development of green building, green building initiatives are making up a national strategy.
On April 18, 2013, the MOHURD announced the ¡°12th 5 Green Building & Eco-City Development Plan", The plan states that will select 100 new areas in city planning area, economic and technological development zone, Hi-tech industrial development zone, eco-industrial parks, etc.,to plan build operate as the standard green ecological city planning during the 12th 5 years. The government invested government agencies, schools, hospitals, museums, science museums, stadiums and other buildings, affordable housing of municipalities, separately listed cities and provincial capitals construction, as well as single building area of over 20,000 square meters airport , railway stations, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, office buildings and other large public buildings, will be implementation of green building standards first from 2014.
Meanwhile will guide the implementation of green building standards in commercial real estate development projects, to encourage developers building green residential house, since 2015, the eastern coastal provinces and municipalities and towns new real estate projects and strive to achieve more than 50% green building standard. Besides, heat metering and energy-saving retrofit program will cover 400 million sq. m. residential buildings in North China where heating is supplied. Energy saving reconstruction will take place in areas where it is hot in summer and cold in winter and this program will cover 50 million sq. m. Energy saving demonstration of ramshackle buildings in rural areas will include 400,000 buildings. By the end of 2020, complete the retrofit of residential buildings worth of renovation in the heating supply areas of North China.
This package of policy will vigorously promote the development of urban green buildings, building energy efficiency will also be leveraging the huge market potential. Data show the annual building energy efficiency market size of up to 50 billion -560 billion RMB from 2011 to 2013,. As of July this year, China's green building has about 1000, reached a total of 100 million square meters, but as the "Twelve Five" goal there is still a big gap. Energy-saving renovation of existing buildings is the big problem, there are currently 40 billion square meters of existing buildings, approximately 30% (more than 13 billion square meters) require retrofit, output value is expected to reach 1.5 trillion RMB in the next 10 years. China will be the world's largest green building development country.
Above all ,green building will be an important future market opportunities, the entire industry will develop rapidly, bring the entire green building industry chain companies enormous opportunities. The potential market size will exceed trillion RMB. The conference came into being, designed to create an industry exchanges, learning platform to promote eco city and green building development, building a resource-saving and environment friendly cities and towns, in order to achieve the beautiful China, sustainable development goals to make some contribution.