This blog is the primary output of my research on the green building market in China and what role the built environment can play in cost-effectively reversing climate change. I completed this research while on a Fulbright scholarship in Beijing from August 2008 to June 2009.
I plan to keep this blog up as long as it remains a relevant source of information on green buildings in China. I now have limited time to post, but I hope the site in its current form can at least be a useful jumping off point for everyone interested in green buildings in China.
Many thanks to the US Department of State Fulbright program and the many friends and colleagues who made this possible.
My primary interest in green buildings centers on how the developmental problems China faces- severe environmental degradation, strained electricity infrastructure, worsening traffic, loss of traditional culture, etc- are highly interrelated. I believe that well-designed green, sustainable buildings and infrastructure could provide the solution to all of these problems while simultaneously boosting the economy.
I have worked on green building projects in both the US and China, through roles with the Green Building Finance Consortium, EMSI and CTG Energetics, and I'm a US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional.