China Advanced Green Building Summit 2009-Cost, Energy and Environmental Solutions in Buildings
, [Crowne Plaza Century Park] Shanghai, China
Cost, Energy and Environmental Solutions in Buildings
SHANGHAI, China, 10-11 December 2009 – Developers in China are hesitant to pursue green building due to beliefs that the market is not mature enough, the cost of green building is higher and green building initiatives lack government support. These misconceptions are a result of a lack of awareness that the costs involved with green building are not high and are driving downward and that the Chinese government is offering incentives for environmental solutions in building.
Focusing on "cost, energy and environmental solutions in building" the China Advanced Green Building Summit 2009, organized by The Architectural Society of Shanghai China, Shanghai Green Building Council and SGC (Shanghai Green Ecosystem Building & Living Environment, Science-Technology Expansion Center), in close co-organization with Noppen, took place on 10-11 December in Shanghai, China. The summit brought together the most renowned green building project developers, investors, bankers, customers, and technology solution providers to share the best methods for green building construction. Low cost and financial benefits were demonstrated through classical case studies from around the world, including China.
Eminent government speakers included Wang Wei, Director of Green Building Research Center, MOHURD who gave insights into green building development and low-carbon economy trends in China and Huang Qiuping, Deputy Chief Architect & Director of Green Building Council, ECADI who spoke about the concept of building a Green Expo and gave a comprehensive description of ECADI Expo green building projects. Another speaker who stood out on the day was Lin Wusheng, Director of Green Real Estate R&D Center, China Merchants Property Development Co., Ltd who illustrated for the audience a developer’s experience in green building; this included a description of South China projects Fraser Place and the reconstruction of No.3 Plant building in Shekou.
There were many noteworthy presentations throughout the two day event including the showcase of a low-carbon and green community (Changsha Fountain Valley) by Andrew Zheng, CEO, Shenzhen Fountain Corporation; a description by Cormac Doddy, Sustainability Chair, Treasury Holdings of the inspired Green Building projects being undertaken and the perceived business benefits and financial returns; an outline of the DGNB sustainable building certification system by Quinn (Qiu) LU, China Chief Representative, German Sustainability Building Council (DGNB); a passionate speech by Ma Suzhen, Green & Ecological Building Research Center, China Academy of Building Research on the incremental cost analysis of Green Building technologies in China and Jiang Wei, Green Credit Project Manager, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank who spoke about green finance contributions to low-carbon enterprise development.
Other speakers included Chen Yin, Chief Architect & Engineer, Modern Green Development Co., Ltd; Pan Yanping, Vice Director, Shanghai Municipal Construction, Engineering, Safety & Quality Supervisor Center; Jules Kwan, Managing Director, Urbn Hotel; Mikko Puustinen, Deputy Commissioner General, Finland Pavilion; WANG Baohai, Former Vice Director, Shanghai Building Energy Efficiency Office; and Chen Bingzhao, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University.
Attending Sponsors at the summit included Grohe, Beckhoff Automation (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Schneider Electric and Perkins+Will. Special thanks to Chris Reynolds, AIA LEED AP Principal, Asia Regional Director at Perkins+Will who did a perfect job of chairing the event.