New Study on Energy-Efficient Renovation of Existing Residential Buildings with focus on Hot Summer and Cold Winter Areas of China

May 25, 2021

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The report was commissioned by the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership Project and prepared by CSTID, the Centre for Science, Technology and Industrialisation Development of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China, and the interim results of the report were presented at the Sino-German Cooperation Forum – Sino-German Low Carbon Building Technology Exchange Conference at the 17th Green Building Conference in Chengdu on 19 May 2021. The final version of the report will be released in July 2021.

The report covers research and recommendations on different technical approaches and concepts for renovating existing residential buildings in different climatic zones in China, ranging from severe cold zone to hot summer & warm winter zone with focus on hot summer & cold winter zone.

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Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership

Project country
Political Partners
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD)

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.