With three decades of high-speed industrialization, China has become a large producer of renewable energy, new energy, and green building materials. Since the concept of green building was introduced into China in 2004, green building and related industries have also made great progress. Rapid development also has its defects, e.g. the disconnection of rapid developed green building materials industry and design application. The design industry can not quickly adapt to the development of green building materials industry, so many new green building materials，new energy-saving technology and equipment meets obstacle in the process of promotion and application.
As the first building materials research institute in New China, a large scientific and technological enterprise be subordinate to the Central Government, the largest comprehensive research institute and technology development center of building materials and inorganic non-metallic new materials in China, the Chinese Academy of Building Materials Science has the responsibility to accelerate the promotion of new green building materials and energy-saving technical products. This is the beginning of hosting this competition.
The establishment of ecological civilization is an important part of the 13th Five-Year Plan of China. The vigorous development of green and sustainable buildings can not only improve the living environment and promote the development of the people's livelihood but also form a new pattern for the harmonious development of man and nature in the modernization drive. It is the strategic direction of the National Development in the new era. The aim is to pursue the progress and harmony of society, economy and environment. At the same time, China has pledged to stop increasing carbon dioxide emission by 2030, and plan to increase the proportion of non-fossil energy in primary energy consumption to about 20%. The competition responds to the national development strategy in the new era and it is a rare historical opportunity to further promote and accelerate the development of green buildings and related technologies. The goal of the competition is to achieve near-zero energy consumption and ultra-low emissions of building. It is guided by the principle of "economy, applicability and beauty". It also integrates achievements of both international academic institutions and design firms, what is corresponding to the contemporary life style and aesthetic consciousness in the process of building China's new urbanization.
The previous sustainable (green) architectural design competitions were basically propositional, and how to achieve the proposition was depended on the contestant. In this competition, we envisage using pre-selected renewable energy, new energy, new materials, new technologies as the design and creation media, just like providing painting materials for the way to artistically create a green building in accordance with the climatic characteristics of the climate zone. Unlike the previous technology stacking design, we expect the results of the competition to meet the requirements of passive priority, active support, cost-effective control and can be applicable in a given climate zone.
The theme of the 14th Green Building Congress is "Promoting Green Building to the Age of Quality", which is also the purpose of this competition. Throughout China's contemporary green building history from empty to the all-round development, now it’s time to change emphasis from quantity to quality. Earlier this year, the first oversea project to be certified as a three-star green building operation was completed, marking the beginning of international recognition of China's efforts to develop green buildings.
Under the background of globalization, the convergence of cultural life is increasing. The resulting spiritual demand for local characteristics and cultural traditions is also growing. The inheritance of tradition is not simply a copy or a symbolic interception, tradition is also developing, we need to take the contemporary life style as the basis, treat its value as the standard, abstractly inherit and develop the traditional characteristics. The participation of international contestants may allow us to discover more possibilities of inheriting and developing traditional Chinese architecture culture.
1、 As the achievement of the 14th International Conference on Green Building and Building Energy Conservation, it’s not only the academic summary of the previous congress, but also the prospects for the future development. It will be permanently included in the agenda of the International Conference on Green Building and Building Energy Conservation. The demonstration park concept will follow the basic principles of ultra-low energy consumption & emissions and even zero energy consumption, which embodies its academic, professional and systematic nature, showing the effectiveness and role of building energy, materials and applicable technologies in the lifespan of use through exhibition.
2、 Using renewable energy, new materials and new technologies as the media, we can artistically create architectural art works adapt to contemporary life style and aesthetic consciousness by using architectural techniques.
3、 (1) To be the standard for the new urbanization development in the future in certain climate zone, (2) to be academic exchange platform for international sustainable (green) building pioneering concept and forward-looking technology design and application, (3) to establish the real-time energy consumption dynamic monitoring station and technology for renewable energy, new energy, new materials and applicable technology in the actual use process. Database;
4、 Promote the application and demonstration of new green and sustainable building products, and promote the development of industry to the high-end of trade chain, industry chain and value chain.
5、 It will be held in different climate zones in China to reflect the integrity and authority of the competition.