Economic Indicators of Green Buildings released by MoHURD

Urbanisation
Apr 15, 2019

On 12 April 2019, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued the Economic Indicators for Green Buildings which can be used as a reference for investment decision-making, and project evaluation. This indicates a trend from the central government that energy savings in buildings will continuously be the focus in coming years.

The newly released indicator is divided into four parts, including the green building incremental cost, green building technology incremental cost, green building demonstration case, and green construction simulated effect picture.

Since May 2017, after the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued the 13th Five-Year Plan for Construction Industry Development stating that by 2020, green buildings should account for 50% of the total, the ministry has been working on energy efficiency and concrete standards have been released continuously, though the definition of Green Building still needs to be quantified. Read more

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Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership

Project country
China
Political Partners
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China (MoHURD)
Implementation Partners
Center for Science and Technology and Industrialization Development (CSTID); China Association of Mayors
Duration
05/2016 - 07/2020

In 2013, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang initiated the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership as a response to rising rates of urbanisation, a higher frequency of climate change-induced natural disasters and increasing levels of environmental degradation. The partnership is overseen by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) of the People’s Republic of China, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has been responsible for implementing the Partnership Project since June 2016. Funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of BMU, the project focuses on promoting sustainable, integrated urban development in China and Germany. The governing structure of the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership consists of a Steering Committee and an Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Urbanisation that involves all active members in the Partnership. Every three years a High-level Forum on Urbanisation is held, alternating between China and Germany.