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Apr 16, 2018

Emerald Cities - Planning for Smart and Green China

“Planning for Smart and Green China” is the first comprehensive manual detailing how to build a sustainable city from the ground up in China, laying out green building and urban sustainability practices for low-carbon city planning and construction in China and abroad.
Jan 1, 2018

Guidelines for Low-Carbon Eco-City Planning and Construction in the Guangdong Province

The guideline, released by Guangdong’s City Planning Association in January 2018, gives planning and design guidance for five macro-systems of low carbon development at the city level, and for six spatial elements at the district and community levels. It also proposes seven management recommendations for low carbon eco-districts. The guideline summarizes an effective method to implement low-carbon ecological development concepts in all cities of the Guangdong Province. It was drafted by LAY-OUT Planning Consultants, with support from the Housing and Urban-Rural Commission of the Guangdong Province and Energy Foundation China.
Jan 1, 2018

Policy and Implementation of the Construction Waste Recycling and Reutilization System

The report provides policy recommendations for management, technical standards, industrial support, and organizational coordination for the recycling and reuse of construction waste, and proposes an implementation roadmap by 2020. Based on the analysis, researchers also compile a draft action plan for policymakers at the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development to promote construction waste recycling and reutilization. This research was supported by Energy Foundation China and conducted by the China Architecture Design Group, the National Committee of Construction Waste Management and Recycling, and the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture in January 2018.
Dec 31, 2017

Promoting China’s Environmental Technologies: Current Status and Recommendations for Improvement

With the support of Energy Foundation China, the China Association of Environmental Protection Industry carried out a research project to promote environmental technologies in the country. Researchers analyzed problems in how environmental technologies are currently promoted, and then offered suggestions for future improvement.
Dec 1, 2017

Green Transportation and Low Carbon City Financing

This report reviews the current status of China's urban green transport financing, analyzes possible problems, and introduces domestic and international experiences. It also explores how municipal governments can help launch sustainable investment and financing of green transportation by installing optimal institutional settings, transaction structure, and implementation procedures. The innovative model of investment and financing proposed in this report is a potential alternative to the traditional model that cannot satisfy the huge investment demand of green transportation in Chinese cities. The research was supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, and released by Energy Foundation China and the Beijing Chaoyang Yuheng Sustainable Transportation Research Center in December 2017.
Dec 1, 2017

2017 Annual Report of China’s Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy

With support from Energy Foundation China, the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation studied China’s joint Corporate Average Fuel Consumption-New Energy Vehicle credits policy, and compared the new energy vehicle credits with California’s zero-emission vehicle integration mechanism. Through exploring the current status and future trends of the corporate-average fuel consumption in China, this annual report examines how the new energy vehicle credits and the dual credit policy can impact the auto industry.
Dec 1, 2017

2017 Annual Report on the Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy Difference Between Real Road Data and Driving Cycles

With support from Energy Foundation China, the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation examined the fuel economy difference between real road data and driving cycles from many perspectives, including vehicle classifications, car brands, testing regions, seasons, vehicle weights, fuel consumption levels in typical working condition, and best-selling models. The annual report also explores possible reasons behind the difference and provides technical support for fuel economy management in China.
Nov 8, 2017

Climate Change in the Chinese Mind Survey Report 2017

In the opening session of the 19th Communist Party congress, president Xi Jinping pointed it out that by “taking a driving seat in international cooperation to respond to climate change, China has become an important participant, contributor, and torchbearer in the global endeavor for ecological civilization.”
Nov 1, 2017

Guideline for Disaggregated Coal Control and Clean Heating; Case Studies on Clean Heating Technologies

The Innovation Center for Clean-air Solutions and the Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection studied clean energy transformation in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and produced two reports: the Guideline for Disaggregated Coal Control and Clean Heating, and the Case Studies on Clean Heating Technologies. They provide technical assistance to local cities that seek to control disaggregated coal use. The research was supported by Energy Foundation China.
Sep 28, 2017

Green Development of Construction Enterprises

This report summarizes green development and construction practices at the China Railway Construction Group and presents a green development model for construction enterprises. Taking the group as an example, the project looks into how to promote green development in construction enterprises. After analyzing policy obstacles the new model faces, the report puts forward policy recommendations in response. It was supported by Energy Foundation China and conducted by the China Railway Construction Group in 2017.
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