Case of the month - Shanghai

MARCH 2014
GREEN BUILDING POLICIES - INTERNATIONAL CASES






Policy
Shanghai Green Building Energy Saving Policy
City

Shanghai

Promotor

Shanghai Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Shanghai Urban and Rural Construction and Transportation Commission, Shanghai Finance Bureau, and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government

Establishment   

Released in September 2012
Territorial scope

City of Shanghai




Target buildings  



Owner

 Type

 Function

Public buildings

 New buildings    
 Residential

Private buildings
 Existing buildings
 Industrial, services, etc.

Main Targets



 
  • Exponentially increase the number of certified green building projects;
  • Invest a total amount of 1,174,177.80 € in green buildings and features;
  • Contribute to China 2020 aim to have green buildings comprise at least 30% of new buildings constructed from 2012; 
Summary



Shanghai is leading the Chinese pathway in green buildings and specifically energy management promotion. In September 2012, Shanghai published a new green building energy saving policy, “Shanghai City Building Energy Saving Projects Special Support Measures” which introduces specific subsidies to promote different specific green building characteristics related to energy saving.

For these subsidies, the Shanghai government will be investing up to 1,174,177.80 € per project to award buildings with green features in several different categories including, China Green Building Label certified, pre-fabricated buildings, window and shading renovation, on-site renewable energy and vegetated roofs and walls.

Shanghai green building energy saving policy development context

The Shanghai newly-built building areas related with a huge economic development and the improvement of people’s living standard, led to this region a rapid growth of more than 55% in energy consumption especially in buildings heating (Sabah United Chinese Chamber of Commerce, 2012).

In order to improve the eco-environment quality of newly-built building areas and construction quality of new residential buildings, Shanghai in 2003 launched the Shanghai Ecological Community Construction Management Approach and Detailed Rules for the Implementation of Ecological Community Technology, which started its green building development.

The construction market transformation phases raised the creation of new policy and promotion instruments of green buildings efforts adopted by Shanghai municipal government.

Being one the earliest cities to start green building development in China, Shanghai owns until March 2012 a total of 208 certified green building projects (23 out of which are residential projects) by the China Green Building Label.

Then, in September 2012, Shanghai published a new green building energy saving policy “Shanghai City Building Energy Saving Projects Special Support Measures” which discusses ways that the government will provide energy monitoring and management to building projects, and additionally will provide their own subsidies to promote different specific green building characteristics related to energy saving. For these subsidies, the Shanghai government will be investing for the first time up to 1.174.177, 80€) per project, in several different green building categories including China Green Building Label certified, pre-fabricated buildings, window and shading renovation, on-site renewable energy and vegetated roofs and walls.

Green building energy subsidies

The Shanghai government will additionally be investing up to 1,174,177.80 € in subsidies to promote the Shanghai building measures in a special support for energy efficiency projects.

These subsidies will be awarded to buildings with green features in several different criteria including:

  1. China Green Building Label certified projects;
  2. Prefabricated projects;
  3. New buildings with high energy efficiency;
  4. Existing buildings with high energy efficiency;
  5. Existing buildings with exterior windows or windows shading renovations;
  6. On site renewable energy;
  7. Vegetated roof and wall;
  8. Building energy saving management and services projects;
For each green building criteria there is a corresponding subsidy that the Shanghai government awards if the project is approved. Below are the subsidies granted for each criteria:
  • For criteria 1, 2, 3, or 4, there is a subsidy of 6,92 €/m2. For the prefabrication criteria specifically, if 25% or more of the building is prefabricated, the project will receive a subsidy of 11,54 €/ m2;
  • For criteria 5, there is a subsidy of 17,31 €/m2 based on renovated windows area. For the implementation of exterior windows or exterior shading renovation and a subsidy of 28,85 €/m2 for the implementation of windows and exterior shading renovation.
  • For criteria 6, subsidies will be granted based on the type of alternative energy used. For projects that use solar heating or geothermal heating there is a subsidy of 6,92 €/m2 of the projects benefited area. For projects that use solar photovoltaic panels there is a subsidy of 0,58 €/watt.
  • For criteria 7, vegetated roofs can apply for subsidies up to 23,08 €/ m2. Combined roofs can apply for subsidies up to 11,54 €/m2. Lawn green roofs can apply for subsidies up to 5,77 €/m2. General green wall areas can apply for subsidies up to 3,46 €/m2. Government classified “special” green wall areas can apply for subsidies up to 23,08 €/m2.
  • For criteria 8, the government subsidies will be granted on a project-by-project basis. Sub-metering should be done in accordance with the government rules and regulations.
  • Projects that are chosen as national demonstration projects will be given financial support by the Central government as well as the Local government.
  • Projects that qualify under the government criteria as having on-site renewable energy or being low-income housing or pre-fabricated projects may qualify for subsidies up to 1,174,177.80 €. Projects that meet other criteria may qualify for up to 692,310.00 €.
  • If a project has previously qualified for a subsidy other than those listed above, it can only apply for one category of the above green building subsidies.



Links

http://www.gbmap.org/article1.php?id=494



http://www.shanghailaw.gov.cn/fzbEnglish/page/locallawsin18359.htm