Research on the Localization Strategy of Green Building
Many factors are promoting the rapid development of green building in China, including the increasingly serious environmental problems, the constant improvement of people’s demands on architectural environment’s quality, the introduction and development of a variety of green building technologies, the successive implementation of accompanying “green building evaluation criteria” and other relevant policies and regulations. All is well known, green building’s design is the premise and necessary conditions of green building development, which is itself a concept of sustainable development, and it emphasizes the adaptation to local conditions, times and issues. The green buildings design includes four main factors: natural factor, technical factor, social factor and economic factor. China is a large developing country with a vast territory, huge population, and there is a tremendous difference in the geographical environment, natural resources, economic development, living standard and social conventions in different regions. So in our country where the green design has just the begun, the realization of green building must take into account the specific characteristics of the definite period of time and the particular region, and must seek the strategies of green building’s localization that are very well suited for self-development. Those strategies are as follows: the adaptation to local environment; the use of local technology; the choice of local materials; the heritage of local culture. In short, our development targets of green building are, focusing on tradition, keeping pace with the times, taking root in the local community and looking forward to the future.
D. X. Zhang et al., "Research on the Localization Strategy of Green Building", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 1394-1398, 2011