Energy Audits and Retrofits Mandated for Large Public Buildings


"Guang­zhou has in­sti­tuted a plan re­quir­ing large pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions, such as gov­ern­ment agen­cies, hos­pit­als, schools, and cul­tural and sports ven­ues, to com­plete com­pre­hens­ive en­ergy audits and un­der­take en­ergy ef­fi­ciency im­prove­ments by the end of 2017. In or­der to tar­get the biggest en­ergy con­sumers, the plan ap­plies to 206 in­sti­tu­tions with an­nual power con­sump­tion of at least 1,500 MWh or a gross floor area of 20,000 m2, man­dat­ing a 20% re­duc­tion of en­ergy de­mand per unit of floor area after im­prove­ments are com­pleted.

The plan builds on im­press­ive res­ults from pre­vi­ous years, in which 31 en­ergy ef­fi­ciency im­prove­ment pro­jects im­ple­men­ted at pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions in Guang­zhou cut an­nual power con­sump­tion by 21,000 MWh and re­duced CO2 emis­sions by 12,000 tons from 2012 to 2015. The in­tent of re­quir­ing en­ergy audits and ef­fi­ciency im­prove­ments for these key en­ergy con­sumers is to provide ex­amples of green pub­lic build­ings and for­mu­late the en­ergy con­sump­tion stand­ard for all pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions in Guang­zhou."

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