Shenzhen of south China's
Guangdong Province will support the construction of
energy-saving buildings to achieve a sustainable economy, Shenzhen
Vice Mayor Lu Ruifeng said yesterday.
Lu is presently leading a 60-member Shenzhen delegation in
Beijing to promote Shenzhen-made products at an international expo
on green buildings and energy-saving products, which opened
The Shenzhen booths highlighting solar products attracted
numerous visitors, including Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan, who voiced
his encouragement for the Shenzhen delegation.
Shenzhen owns the intellectual property rights to more than 50
percent of the products on display at the fair, according to
Buildings account for more than 30 percent of the total energy
consumed by the city annually.
Shenzhen will soon announce a regulation on energy-saving
buildings to standardize the sector, according to Lu.
He said the city will also encourage development of innovative
construction materials by supporting consumers tapping ways to save
energy, and funding enterprises and research institutions engaged
in the sector as well.
Shenzhen has more than 700 manufacturers of energy-saving lamps,
two-thirds of whose products are exported to other cities, Lu said.
He said it was a pity that the producers could not make an impact
in the local market and promised to present more favorable policies
to encourage residents to use Shenzhen-made lamps.
The government will serve as a model for enterprises by applying
energy-saving technologies to the government-funded housing estates
such as Qiaoxiangcun, Lu said.
(Shenzhen Daily March 30, 2006)