Energy Efficiency in Chinese Buildings and the Future Approach

May 4, 2010 - 16:30 - 18:00
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Gellner Room
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Open to the Public
Yi Jiang
Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP)

As the most populous country in the world, China has a key role to play in climate change mitigation. Like in other parts of the world, improved energy efficiency in buildings could make an extremely important contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But buildings and the way people use them are different in a country like China from industrialized countries of the Western world. Therefore different solutions and approaches are required and adopted in China to reduce the energy needs of buildings.

Yi Jiang is Head of the Department of Building Science & Technology at Tsinghua University's School of Architecture, Beijing. He is a prominent expert on building energy efficiency in China and developing countries, and contributor to the Global Energy Assessment (GEA). His talk will focus on the current building energy situation in China and the future approach the country is taking.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion, moderated by Alan Watt of CEU's Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy.