Energy Efficiency

China looking to energy efficiency to address urban air quality problems

With rapid population and economic growth, China needs dramatic reductions in energy consumption in order to improve quality of life in major cities.

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China is facing pollution challenges today similar to what Los Angeles faced during the 1980s, a problem that energy efficiency helped mitigate. In China, combining cleaner heating fuels with better-insulated buildings is one concrete measure that would support cleaner skies in northern China and beyond, Clay Stranger writes in the Christian Science Monitor.

China smog: Can energy efficiency stop ‘airmageddon’?

“The playground is closed today kids.” I heard those unwelcome words all too frequently growing up in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Air quality in the Los Angeles basin was the worst in the country throughout most of my childhood. This was largely due to the millions of private vehicles and the smog-trapping effect of the encircling mountains. Not being allowed outside because of air pollution was an unhappy reality on too many summer days of my youth.

Today, through tightened vehicle emissions standards and mandatory smog checks, the air…

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About Rick Rolston

Rick is CEO of BuiltSpace Technologies Corp. (Vancouver Canada). BuiltSpace provides integrated building information management services to help building stakeholders create more sustainable and valuable building ecosystems.

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