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Friday, May 3 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
China's Road to Zero Energy

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China is the world’s largest global energy consumer, with buildings accounting for approximately one quarter of the country’s total primary energy. From 2010 to 2030 China is expected to add two billion square meters of residential, commercial and institutional buildings each year, tripling the primary energy use of buildings. Limiting and eventually reducing the growth of emissions from the buildings sector remains one of the world’s most crucial tasks in order to curb global carbon emissions. 
Unfortunately, current approaches to green building in China are simply not enough to reduce the rapid growth in building energy consumption. China’s Road to Zero Energy, a research paper by the ILFI and Lawrence Berkley National Lab (LBNL) has shown that Zero Energy buildings must be a key strategy in order for China to meet the Paris Climate agreement targets. 
Join this session to learn how ILFI is partnering with LBNL and China’s Academy of Building Research to scale Zero Energy in the world’s largest and fastest growing construction market. 

1.) Understand the current situation of building energy consumption in China
2.) Evaluate the impact on the global climate in China continues on its current trajectory
3.) Outline the critical importance of Zero Energy in reducing China’s global emmisions
4.) Discover how ILFI, LBNB and CABR intend to transform the world’s largest construction market through Zero Energy

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.25 LFA credits
  • 1.25 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Zhang Shicong

Secretary General, Architecture Society of China
Secretary General: Zero Energy Building Committee of Architecture Society of China.PhD. Director: China Academy of Building Research.Mayor in Green Building codes and standards, Building Energy Efficiency Codes and Standards, Commercial Building Energy saving. Participated in several... Read More →
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James Connelly

Vice President, Strategic Growth, ILFI
A GreenBiz 30 under 30 sustainable business leader, James Connelly is the Vice President of Product and Strategic Growth at the International Living Future Institute.As VP of Strategic Growth, he leads ILFI in developing strategy and cultivating new business and partnership opportunities... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Room: Elwha A