04/03/2012

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BMS, China Vanke and partners to develop zero-carbon building park in Beijing

Vanke and the ECB programme will join forces for the development of the Beijing Green Building Park. The cooperation will focus on the development and construction of zero-carbon emission building prototypes within the Beijing Green Building Park, as well as the assessment of energy consumption levels of representative buildings. The Vanke Group founded in May 1984 is currently the largest residential housing developer in China. In 2011, the company completed projects of 14.48 million m2 and sold 10.753 million m2 of space for a total revenue of CNY 121.54 billion. During 2011 Vranke reached an agreement with the Beijing Municipal Construction Committee and the Fangshan District Government to co-develop the Beijing Green Building Park. At the same time, Vanke has worked to set up partnerships with leading green construction institutions both in China and internationally to form the Beijing Green Building Park Green Technology Alliance in order to ensure optimal results in the development of the park, as well as to promote green construction in China. As a member of this alliance, the ECB programme will partner with the Vanke Group to promote sustainable building in China and contribute to the development of the Beijing Green Building Park. "With expertise from Bayer MaterialScience and ECB's network of experts, a new window of innovation has been opened through our cooperation with Vanke, one of China's largest real estate developers,” said Dr. Michael Voigt, Head of BMS's ECB Centre of Excellence.  "Through this project, we will continue to put into practice our innovative concepts and solutions for buildings. This comprehensive project will provide us with more hard data to back up our work. This will help to incur changes in the conventional construction market models, and help shape a market for eco-friendly and sustainable buildings." Bayer's ECB program will also spearhead the development of the "Vanke Low-Carbon Building”, which will be located in a prominent position within the park and take up a total area of between 2,000 to 10,000 m2. As a low-emission lighthouse project, the building will be opened to visitors and researchers for study purposes after its completion.

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