GIZ Jiangsu project and representatives from the Solar Decathlon China (SDC) 2021 team of China University of Mining Technology (CUMT) held a kick-off meeting with Energy Design Shanghai Co., Ltd. (EDS) to discuss the latter’s technical support to the competition team in Nanjing on March 19. Project director Ms. Hu Qiying, technical consultant Mr. Hu Ning from GIZ Jiangsu project, Professor Chen Ning, Professor Yao Gang, Professor Chang Hong, Professor Xiao Xin (Ms.) from CUMT, and Dr. Zhou Yanping, general manager of the EDS attended the meeting.
In May 2020, the joint team of CUMT and the Polish AGH University was formally selected into the finals of the China Solar Decathlon China 2021 competition, becoming one of the fifteen teams in the world to qualify for the main event. SDC is the top international competition in the field of sustainable energy buildings. In order to support the joint team’s preparation for the final session, while taking into account the output requirements of the Jiangsu project in terms of plus energy building and the demonstration effect that SDC can provide, the Jiangsu project decided to assign EDS to provide relevant technical solutions that will help the CUMT team to improve the energy efficiency level of the competing building thus turning it from a nearly zero-energy house to a plus energy house.
During the kick-off meeting, the three parties discussed and determined the working mechanism and preliminary timetable, clarified the needs and goals of all parties, and conducted exchanges and discussions on some technical issues, laying the foundation for the later work.
The competing building will be completed in Zhangjiakou, Hebei in September this year, and will serve as a demonstration of a plus energy house for the GIZ Jiangsu project