China constructs 4 bln sq. meters of energy-saving houses

14:07, June 21, 2010      

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The total area of energy-saving buildings has reached over 4 billion square meters and the construction of eco-cities in several local pilot projects has also made substantive progress, according to a report by a construction industry forum held in Fuzhou on June 20.

The construction of energy-saving buildings is estimated to have saved 36 million tons of coal and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 93.6 million tons. Fifteen provinces in northern China constructed energy-saving housing covering a total of more than 100 million square meters before the heating period in 2009 in line with the heat supply meter-charging method and steady progress in energy conservation.

Parts of reconstruction projects in certain cities, such as Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jilin and Gansu, have simultaneously implemented the policy of charging by heat meters, and the average household expenditure on heating has been cut by more than 10 percent.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:张心意)

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