Energy and environment of residential buildings in China and Japan

Hiroshi Yoshino

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Abstract

In Japan, residential and commercial buildings constitute 30% of the total energy consumption. Since the oil crisis in 1973, many countermeasures for energy saving have been adopted but energy consumption still increases every year. The mean increase ratio for the last 20 years is 3%. After the Kyoto Protocol was confirmed in February 2005, the Japanese government published "The Program for Accomplishing the Target by the Kyoto Protocol" and various energy saving strategies have been implemented. On the other hand, in China, as a result of rapid economic growth and improved living standard, energy consumption is also escalating. Due to the huge population of China, increased in energy consumption is expected to impact significantly upon global warming. This paper presents the trends of CO2 emissions in Japan and China, followed by the actual situations of energy use, indoor environment and energy saving strategies in Japan. In this investigation, the statuses of energy use, indoor environment and energy saving policies in China were elaborated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 6th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2009
Pages10-14
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event6th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2009 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 2009 Nov 62009 Nov 9

Publication series

NameProceedings - 6th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2009
Volume1

Other

Other6th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2009
Country/TerritoryChina
CityNanjing
Period09/11/609/11/9

Keywords

  • Energy consumption
  • Energy use
  • GHG emission strategies
  • Life-styles
  • Residential buildings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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