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Global Launch: Sino-Danish Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Since 2018 Beijing and Copenhagen have carried out a collaboration on energy efficiency in existing buildings – a project where also the city of Xi’an and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group are partners. 

Together, the partners have developed a comparative analysis on district heating and implemented pilots in both Beijing and Xi’an, to see if the methods implemented in Copenhagen for reducing energy consumption in existing buildings can be adapted to China. 

Newly finalised pilots in Beijing and Xi’an are showing significant potential for reducing both energy and heat consumption, and thereby reducing both costs and carbon emissions. Moreover, the pilots prove that this method provides people living and/or working in the buildings with better quality heating and bring the citizens more comfort.  

On 7th June 2022, an online workshop will be organized to launch the results of the pilot project – and the study “Similarities and Differences in Heating Systems in Beijing, Xi’an and Copenhagen.” Energy specialists from the Danish Embassy, Copenhagen, Beijing, Xi’an, C40, UNEP, universities, heating groups and companies will share views, discuss and comment on the report. 

1000 people can sign up to participate online here
The report is free to download, you can find the English report here, and the report in Chinese here

Combatting climate change and reducing carbon emission is of high priority to both Copenhagen and Beijing. Copenhagen will become the first carbon-neutral capital in the world by 2025. Beijing is also at the forefront of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality. Beijing has achieved carbon peaking in 2012 and is expected to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Buildings are one of the main contributors for carbon emissions,  39% of the global carbon emissions come from buildings from buildings, and 28% are from operational emissions of buildings including heating, cooling and powering them. 

Towards Carbon Neutrality in China: Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings with Focus on District Heating
Date: June 7th 2022
Time: 14:00-17:00 (Beijing time), 8:00-11:00 (Danish time) Tuesday
Language: English/Chinese with simultaneous interpretation
Zoom: Maximum 1,000 participants. Enter Zoom meeting here.
Meeting ID: 893 0098 7664
Pin Code: 0607

Find the full programme of the workshop here.