Beijing Daxing International Airport officially opened on this Wednesday. Although being one of the biggest airports in the world now with four runways and a 700,000-square-meter terminal area, the airport is walking-friendly — within a walking distance of 600m or 8 minutes, passengers can arrive at the terminal centre from the transport hub. It also offers various new technologies including facial recognition and robotic parking system etc. Besides these, energy and environment is also an important concern.
From the first Chinese Design Standards for Civil Buildings in 1986 to the recent released National Standard of Green Buildings Assessment, policy on energy efficiency and carbon emissions of buildings, including retrofitting old ones and constructing new ones, has undergone significant changes in the past decades in China.
On 10 April the National Energy Administration issued China’s first all-inclusive energy law opening for comments until 10 May. The new law, serving as a coordinator of several existing laws on subdivided industries such as the Renewable Energy Law, Coal Law and the Electricity Law, includes eleven chapters on supply and consumption, energy market and […]
The building sector accounts for about 20% of the total primary energy consumption in China. While the national government has been updating and improving national standards on energy efficiency in buildings, provincial and city governments have become more and more active in releasing local level regulations, standards and incentives since no single policy can fit […]