XJTLU research report launched at the Sino-UK Green Building Retrofitting Industry Analysis and Cooperation Conference

16 Jun 2022

XJTLU Urban & Environmental Studies University Research Centre (UES) recently released the research results on China’s green building retrofitting at a launch meeting on Sino-UK Green building transformation industry analysis and cooperation opportunity sharing meeting in the context of the dual carbon goals.

Co-organised by the British Embassy in China and the UK Programme for Accelerating Climate Transformation (UK PACT), it presented the results of a joint research conducted by Chinese and British experts on green building retrofitting, and shared the UK's policy framework and successful practices in the field of green building retrofitting.

Retrofit Buildings in an Energy and Emissions Efficient and Environmental Friendly way in China, and the Opportunities for UK Companies

The opening speech was delivered by the project leader, Dr Yunqing Xu, who’s also the director of UES. She introduced the international and domestic policy context, as well as the experience of collaboration between Chinese and British experts in low carbon development, and expressed her gratitude to the supporting and collaborating units such as the British Embassy in China, the China Chamber of International Commerce Construction Industry Branch and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

“The research included two main focuses: the analysis of the Chinese policy framework and the challenges of market development, and the analysis of selected business cases in the UK,”

Dr Yunqing Xu delivering her speech

“I believe that the development of China's green building transition requires more mature business models, implementation tools, policy measures and human resource training,” Dr Xu said.

She also introduced the existing barriers to bilateral cooperation as well as the need to take timely and concrete actions to enhance mutual understanding and improve the efficiency of cooperation between the Chinese and UK markets.

“Universities and research institutions could actively conduct research programmes by using their international perspectives and local knowledge, as well as contributing to communities at levels of knowledge transfer, strategy implementation and technology application,” she said.

Story and photos provided by UES
Edited by Yi Qian

16 Jun 2022