Greening China’s Construction Industry.

By Mark Andrews


Globally 38% of energy-related CO2 emissions come from the construction sector. In China, it’s estimated to make up around a fifth of the country’s annual emissions, the second largest source. The sector shows more potential for reduction than the industry and transportation sectors.
With buildings, the carbon comes from two sources. There is embodied carbon which are the emissions related to construction, maintenance, and demolition. And then there is the carbon released from the usage of the building, typically through HVAC.

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Subway construction at Gangxia North station in central Shenzhen with Shennan Avenue dug up.
Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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