Micro Level: Green Building Cases in China

Wu Deng, Ali Cheshmehzangi

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In China, the concept of ‘Green Building’ originated in the use of building using energy-saving methods. The Chinese central government began to take measures to reduce energy consumption in building as early as the 1980s. In addition to building design codes and evaluation standards, China has also taken measures to encourage property developers or investors to certify their buildings. By doing so, the government provides additional financial incentives in the form of government subsidies, accelerates certification processes and offers technical and marketing assistance. In this chapter, we explore seven cases of individual eco-/green building projects in China, based on two categories of ‘passive Design’ and ‘Green Building Certification’. These two categories are recognised as current green building practices in China. All selected cases are pioneer green-building projects in China. Each case study is assessed based on their eco-initiatives and green features with a case study reflection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NamePalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
ISSN (Print)2662-7922
ISSN (Electronic)2662-7930


  • Building level
  • Energy
  • Green building
  • Micro scale
  • Technologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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