China to boost energy-efficient buildingsMay 6th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) China has decided to promote construction of energy-efficient buildings in the country and will ensure that such buildings account for 30 percent of the new construction projects by 2020.
This is revealed in an official document jointly released by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, China Daily reported Sunday.
The move underlines China’s intent to speed up the development of energy-efficient construction following other documents published earlier this year aimed at the same goal.
According to the document, the government will speed up the sector’s development by increasing policy incentives and improving industry standards, as well as promoting technological progress and the development of related industries.
The document also specifies a goal of bringing China’s building energy consumption ratio closer to that of developed countries by 2020.
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