Handbook On Energy-efficient Building In China Now Available

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Handbook on Energy-Efficient Building in China Now Available

BERLIN and BEIJING, Feb. 23/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


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A new handbook from the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) - the German Energy Agency - provides detailed

information on energy-efficient construction in China. The guide takes examples from Germany to show that

houses can be built to use as little energy as possible, thus saving money on hot water, cooling and heating,

improving the comfort of both living and working, and reducing environmentally harmful emissions. It was

commissioned by the German Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development in cooperation with the

Chinese Ministry of Housing (MOHURD).

The handbook discusses the best ways of achieving energy efficiency in a new building and highlights these

with practical examples from Germany – from residential to office buildings, from insulation to heat supply, and

from air conditioning to lighting - with a particular focus on how to ensure quality at the planning and

construction phase, which legal parameters need to be in place, what the return on investment is in the long

term, and how the measures can be financed. The guide was written both for decision makers from

the political arena, administration and industry, and for architects, planning specialists and engineers.

The handbook for energy-efficient building in China is published in Chinese by MOHURD's publishing house,

the China Architecture & Building Press (235 pages, Chinese book format, partly in colour. Price: RMB 78,

ISBN: 978-7-112-10694-3).

The first edition of the handbook was published in 2007. It has been revised in the current edition to reflect the

rapid development of energy-efficient building standards and technologies.

dena is the German competence centre for energy efficiency and renewable energies. Its manifold objectives

include the rational and thus environmentally friendly production, conversion and use of energy, and the

development of sustainable energy systems with a greater emphasis on renewable energy sources. Its

shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany, the KfW banking group, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG


Press contact:

Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena),

Philipp Prein,

Chausseestrasse 128a,

10115 Berlin, Germany,

E-mail: presse@dena.de,

phone: +49(0)30-726165-641

SOURCE: Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena)


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