How energy-efficient architecture that is effective, sustainable and future-proof is becoming possible in all regions of China.
With a total of five climate zones, China`s weather varies greatly from region to region. From a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters to tropical climatic conditions, the country has a wide range of temperatures and weather phenomena to offer. Be it a cold coniferous forest climate in the north-east, a moderate monsoon climate in the east or a dry desert and steppe climate in the rest of the country, buildings must be built efficiently everywhere it they are to comply with the requirements of the state and of environmental policy. Particularly in places where the temperature range is broad and very changeable, the climatic situation makes high demands on the insulation of façades. This is above all the case if the architectural concept involves large glass façades.
Sustainable building with LEED certification
The ideal building blends in harmoniously with its environment, conserves resources and is highly energy-efficient. This starts with its creation. Sustainable construction, modest energy input, certified materials and good indoor air are what make up the quality and future-proofness of a new building. This is documented by means of e.g. a LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Although voluntary in China, too, it is all the more urgent since this buildings assessment is an important factor in decisions taken by property investors and buyers. Optimum insulation of the façade plays a major role in the acquisition and nature of LEED certification.