42. China Road Map for Building Energy Conservation

  1. Prof. Detlef Stolten2,3 and
  2. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Viktor Scherer4
  1. Peng Chen,
  2. Yan Da and
  3. Jiang Yi

Published Online: 21 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch42

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

How to Cite

Chen, P., Da, Y. and Yi, J. (2013) China Road Map for Building Energy Conservation, in Transition to Renewable Energy Systems (eds D. Stolten and V. Scherer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch42

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEF-3: Fuel Cells, Leo-Brandt-Straße, IEF-3: Fuel Cells, 52425 Jülich, Germany

  2. 3

    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEK-3 Institut für En. & Klimaforschung, Wilhelm-Johnen-Str., 52428 Jülich, Germany

  3. 4

    Ruhr-Universität Bochum LS f. Energieanlagen, IB 3/126 Universitätsstr. 150 LS f. Energieanlagen, IB 3/126 44780 Bochum Germany

Author Information

  1. Tsinghua University, Department of Building Science and Technology, Beijing 100084, P.R. China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 28 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527332397

Online ISBN: 9783527673872



  • building energy conservation;
  • total energy use;
  • energy intensity;
  • technology roadmap


Energy policies have gradually shifted from setting targets on energy efficiency to cap total energy consumption in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan. Hence the amount of energy savings is no longer a unique parameter. More attention has been paid recently to the control and reporting of energy usage in buildings and energy management measures. Based on carbon emission reduction targets and Chinese disposable energy resources, an upper limit of national energy usage has been set. A cap on the building sector has been allocated, taking into account the assessment of the rest of the Chinese sectors. The present analysis proposes a feasible technological path that, taking into account population, urbanization rates, and total building floor space, may support the accomplishment of the mentioned cap in the Chinese building sector. Considering the population, the urbanization rate, and the total building floor space, this research analyzes the feasible technologies and measures bottom-up based on the character of China building energy use, and a building energy saving road map was designed to conform to the total building energy use control requirements.