Movement of Green Building Science & Technology to be Carried out in China
Recently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China signed the Cooperative Agreement on Green Building Science & Technology. According to this agreement, the MOST will conduct research projects on green building technology, land-, water-, energy-, and material-saving technology in construction, and environment protection technology in its programs of science and technology, which they will be implemented in collaboration with the MOHURD so as to develop a series of core techniques with proprietary intellectual property rights, improve the technical system, and upgrade the technical level of green building in China. The MOHURD and the MOST will jointly establish the technical guidelines and assessment criteria for green buildings of different types and in different climate zones in China, draft the economic policies for green building technology development, carry out studies on technical standards for green building, and revise about 200 national norms and industrial standards during the period of the 11th Five-year Plan (2006 - 2010). The MOST will support the MOHURD to establish a research center for and key labs of engineering technology, so as to integrate scientific and technical resources, strengthen the capacity for renovation, and lay a sound foundation for the development of green building technology and the marketization of scientific research achievements. Moreover, the MOHURD and the MOST will facilitate international exchange by holding conferences and seminars on green building.