5 major measures to keep Shanghai Expo low-carbon

17:11, May 19, 2010      

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In order to realize the goal of a "low-carbon Expo," the Shanghai World Expo organizers have carried out five major measures including energy-saving techniques and large-scale green construction.

First, they constructed the Expo site on top of the city's old districts with the worst pollution. The address of Expo site was an area with polluted factories and old, residents' communities. However, the construction of the Expo site gave this area a new facelift. With the relocation of those polluted factories, the emission of carbon dioxide is reduced directly and the environment is changed for the better.

Second, lots of healthy ideas were included in the plan of Expo site's construction, such as ecology, low-carbon concepts, optimization of space that allows attendees to walk, energy-saving measures and ecological efficiency.

Third, Shanghai World Expo and the U.N. Environmental Protection Agency jointly wrote the "Green Guide of Shanghai World Expo 2010." At the same time, lots of green and energy-saving technologies had been used in the construction, such as large-scale solar energy generation, LED illumination and countless energy-saving technologies in pavilions. In addition, public transportation in the Expo site maintains zero carbon emissions by only using hydrogen energy automobiles, only-capacitance automobiles and super-capacitance vehicles.

Fourth, the Urban Best Practical Area (UBPA) promoted for the very first time by Shanghai World Expo selected best and newest energy-saving and emission-reduction buildings to be located and exhibited in the Expo site. The pavilions in the UBPA give people fantastic models and ideas about future cities and green technologies.

Fifth, the whole greening area in the Expo site reached 1.06 million square meters, which is nearly one fifth of the general area of the Expo site.

By People's Daily Online


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