Guangzhou - Green Public Institution in Guangzhou

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Challenges

Due to rapid urbanisation and higher living standards, buildings, in particular large public buildings, are a major contributor to energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission within big cities such as Guangzhou. Public awareness of energy efficiency measures is low and motivating citizens to adopt these changes in their own lives can be challenging. The Green Public Institution project has not only reduced the energy usage and emissions from public buildings, but is also acting to educate and inspire the citizens to lead an energy-efficient and low carbon life style.

 

Actions

Due to rapid urbanisation and higher living standards, buildings, in particular large public buildings, are a major contributor to energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission within big cities such as Guangzhou. Public awareness of energy efficiency measures is low and motivating citizens to adopt these changes in their own lives can be challenging. The Green Public Institution project has not only reduced the energy usage and emissions from public buildings, but is also acting to educate and inspire the citizens to lead an energy-efficient and low carbon life style.

 

Projected Outcomes

It is hoped that the implementation of the project will encourage all public institutions to conduct energy-efficiency improvements and operate according to green, low-carbon standards, namely, to take all-around energy-efficiency measures, implement energy-efficiency improvement and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The 206 institutions included in this three-year Action Plan of Green Public Institutions are expected to cut their power consumption by 20% and their corresponding carbon dioxide emissions by about 98,000 tons in 2018. 
Economic co-benefits will be provided through implementation of more than 100 energy-efficiency improvement projects of the public institutions, at a total investment of more than USD $30 million. The participating public institutions will have an increase capacity to mobilise the wider society into the green and low emission campaign. It is estimated that the electric bill of the public institutions will be cut by about USD $15 million annually. The city also aims to provide more market opportunities to the energy service industry.
Complete implementation of the project is predicted to reduce energy consumption, energy dependency and CO2 emissions, reduce associated pollutants, mitigate the effects of air pollution on public health and the environment and increase public awareness of energy efficiency and low-carbon lifestyles.