Eco­park boosts global stan­dard­iza­tion ef­forts

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS - By XIECHUANJIAO in Qing­dao xiechuanjiao@ chi­

The park has set up 40 quan­tifi­able eco-in­di­ca­tors, some of which are put for­ward for the first time in China.”

deputy gen­eral man­ager of Sino-Ger­man United Group

Qing­dao-based Sino-Ger­manE­co­park, the only strate­gic co­op­er­a­tion park in China be­tween the Chi­nese and Ger­man gov­ern­ments, has been push­ing for­ward the stan­dard­iza­tion of en­ergy-sav­ing build­ings do­mes­ti­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

The ef­fort was widely rec­og­nized by world­wide ar­chi­tec­tural ex­perts and in­dus­try in­sid­ers af­ter a new pas­sive house ex­pe­ri­ence cen­ter be­came op­er­a­tional at the park late last week.

A pas­sive house is a method of con­struc­tion that em­ploys rig­or­ous stan­dards for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, while seek­ing to re­duce a build­ing’s eco­log­i­cal foot­print.

“As the only demon­stra­tion park of in­ter­na­tional stan­dards co­op­er­a­tion ap­proved by the Stan­dard­iza­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China, the park has set up 40 quan­tifi­able eco-in­di­ca­tors, some of which are put for­ward­for the first time in China,” said Yu Zhengjie, deputy gen­eral man­ager of Sino-Ger­man United Group, which is in charge of the pas­sive house project in the park.

The func­tion­al­ity of the new­build­ing has been tested by Pas­sive House In­sti­tute in Ger­man. The re­sults showed that all of the in­di­ca­tors met PHI stan­dards, the strictest and the most au­thor­i­ta­tive of their kind in the world.

The green build­ing will save op­er­at­ing costs of as much as 500,000 yuan ($75,075) and re­duce car­bon emis­sions by 664met­ric tons an­nu­ally. Yu Zhengjie,

Ac­cord­ing to re­search, if 20 per­cent of new build­ings met the pas­sive house stan­dard in China, car­bon emis­sions would be re­duced by 12 mil­lion tons. If only 5 per­cent of ex­ist­ing build­ings were ren­o­vated on the ba­sis of the pas­sive house stan­dard, car­bon emis­sions would be cut by 60 mil­lion tons.

In Qing­dao, Shan­dong province, there are many mar­ket play­ers like Sino-Ger­man Park that value high stan­dards.

Li Qun, Party chief ofQing­dao, said there is a close con­nec­tion be­tween Qing­dao and stan­dard­iza­tion, which orig­i­nates from the city’s in­dus­trial her­itage and is also based on the open­ness of the city.

The coastal city re­cently for­mu­lated the In­di­ca­tor Sys­tem of the Global City Strat­egy of Qing­dao with ref­er­ence to 10 global cities in­clud­ing Hong Kong, Sin­ga­pore and San Fran­cisco.

“The sys­tem con­tains five pri­mary in­di­ca­tors and 35 sec­ondary in­di­ca­tors, such as in­ter­na­tional com­pet­i­tive­ness, in­ter­na­tional in­flu­ence, in­ter­na­tional ca­pac­ity for growth and in­ter­na­tional ap­peal, all of which aim to drive the city’s open­ing up and devel­op­ment with in­ter­na­tional stan­dards,” Li said in his key­note speech at the 39th Gen­eral Assem­bly of the In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Stan­dard­iza­tion held in Bei­jing on Sept 14.

Qing­dao-based Haier Group, one of the world’s big­gest home ap­pli­ance sup­pli­ers, has made more than 90 pro­pos­als for in­ter­na­tional stan­dards.

In 2015, Qing­dao be­came the first city to an­nounce the “Stan­dard­iza­tion Plus” city devel­op­ment strat­egy, and signed the MOU on De­vel­op­ing an In­no­va­tive City in Stan­dard In­ter­na­tion­al­iza­tion with the Stan­dard­iza­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China.

Now, Qing­dao is lead­ing or has been in­volved in the for­mu­la­tion and re­vi­sion of 74 in­ter­na­tional stan­dards, more than 650 na­tional stan­dards, and over 700 in­dus­tryspe­cific stan­dards.

Li said Qing­dao will take an ac­tive part in in­ter­na­tional stan­dard­iza­tion af­fairs and set up more plat­forms in­clud­ing Qing­dao In­ter­na­tional Stan­dard In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter, Train­ing Cen­ter for Stan­dard­iza­tion Pro­fes­sion­als, and Re­search Cen­ter for In­ter­na­tion­al­iza­tion of Stan­dards.

“We­have reachedana­gree­ment with the Stan­dard­iza­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China to or­ga­nize the In­ter­na­tional Stan­dard­iza­tion Fo­rum ev­ery May or June from next year,” Li added.

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