China will develop more energy-efficient buildings during the
11th Five-Year Guidelines period (2006-2010) in a bid to push for
an energy-saving and environment-friendly society, Minister of
Construction Wang Guangtao said Tuesday.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Second International
Conference on Intelligent Green and Energy Efficient Building, Wan
said the government will give priority to the refurbishment of
government buildings and the improvement of their management to
make them more energy-efficient.
China will continue pushing for the reform of urban house
heating system. Under the new system, households shall pay heating
companies by the amount of heat they actually use, not in
accordance with the floor space of their accommodations.
China will try to impose tougher energy-saving standards in
Beijing and other large cities and gradually make such standards
national, the minister said, adding that such standards will reduce
energy consumption by as much as 65 percent.
The government will also focus on the development of key
technologies such as the refurbishment of old buildings and the
construction of environment-friendly buildings, he said.
In rural areas, priority will be given to the application of
wind, solar and other renewable energies, the minister said.
(Xinhua News Agency March 29, 2006)