Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2012, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (2): 183-191.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2012.02.011

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To Promote Green Buildings in China: Lessons from the USA and EU

DENG Minzhen1,2   

  1. 1 East China University of the Political Science and Law, Shanghai 200042, China;
    2 The Financial Law Research Center, Guangdong University of Finance, Guangzhou 510521, China
  • Received:2012-03-26 Revised:2012-05-14 Online:2012-06-30 Published:2012-06-30
  • Supported by:

    the key research project on the selection and application of the regulated tools [CLS(2011)B13], awarded by the China Law Society, as well as the foundation from the United States Agency of the International Development, awarded by the Vermont Law School.

Abstract: Buildings have contributed to the energy shortage, pollution and global climate change. To promote green buildings is the way access to the sustainable development. Currently, China has issued some regulations and systems to boost the green building. However, problems lie in China and the systems are not effective. USA and EU have rich experiences and fairly sophisticated legislation and policies to develop green building. China may get some lessens from these countries. This paper will make an overview of legal framework and main system of green building in China, then, analyses some important legal systems and typical case related green building in the USA and EU. Further, problems were pointed out in the China based on the comparative analysis of these countries. Lastly, according to the condition in China and lessons from USA and EU, this paper will put some suggests to promote green building, such as, take some measures to enhance the awareness of the stakeholders, create multiincentive tools and so on.

Key words: green building, civil building, stated-funded institution, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED), Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings(EPBD)