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Green Building Label and Award Scheme

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  • Types of policy:
    • Competitions & awards
    • Public sector programmes
    • Financial Incentives for ULEB and deep retrofits
    • Policy roadmap and targets for Ultra-Low-Energy Buildings
    • Mandatory energy performance certificates & equipment labels

  • Implementation period:
    2004 to present

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The aim of this policy set is to provide recognition, certification and development strategy for the design and construction of green buildings and development areas. The six categories for green building are: 1) land use efficiency and outdoor environment; 2) energy saving and use; 3) water saving and use; 4) construction material saving and use; 5) indoor environmental quality; 6) operation management.
Exceptional projects can receive the Green Building Innovative Award, while all projects are able to receive the Green Building Label. So far, around 70 projects have received the Award in three rounds. In2012, there were about 187 certified projects overall, but there are additional projects under local certification schemes. In the future, the label will gradually become mandatory with various levels according to the different situations in each city.
The national subsidy for certified green buildings is 45 RMB per square metre for a 2-Star green building, and 80 RMB per square metre for a 3-Star green building.


  • Ning, Feng (Author)
  • Shen, Mi (Author)
  • Tao, Yan (Author)

Official document

Official document code:

Policy 1: 建科函[2004]183号 www.bigee.net/s/j7kguz 

Policy 2: www.bigee.net/s/nthjxq
Policy 3: 建科[2010]216号 www.bigee.net/s/cpvnc5 

Policy 4: GB/T50378-2006 www.bigee.net/s/ifbvaz
Policy 5: 建科[2007]205号 www.bigee.net/s/vtidfg 

Policy 6: 建科综[2008]61号 www.bigee.net/s/dvhbyz
Policy 7: 建科[2009]109号 www.bigee.net/s/a6nymk
Policy 8: 深建节能[2010]131号 www.bigee.net/s/yevraa
Policy 9: 财建[2012]167号 www.bigee.net/s/f3p72m 

Policy 10: 国办发[2013]1号 www.bigee.net/s/1i8tbn 

References and further reading

  • Suzhou Industry Park Plan & Construction (2006): Methods of awarding green buildings in Suzhou Industry Park. www.bigee.net/s/qrp6bt
  • Suzhou Industry Park Plan & Construction (2010): Administrative Measures for special funds for building energy efficiency and green buildings in Suzhou Industry Park. www.bigee.net/s/jd7pim
  • EcoTEDA (2010): Category of key energy saving companies in Binhai District. www.bigee.net/s/s8ercu 
  • Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China (MOF) and Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China (MOHURD) (2012): Implementation proposals of accelerating China green building development. www.bigee.net/s/f3p72m 

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