Passive House Alliance of China officially launched in Changxing


On January 12, 2015, the Passive House Alliance of China (PHAChina) was officially launched in the R&D Centre of Landsea in Changxing.

About 53 participants from 25 member companies and senior experts and officials from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) and China Association of Building Energy Efficiency (CABEE) were represented, covering the main business chain of passive house development from financial services, developer, NGO, consulting, construction, testing, building material suppliers and media.

Group photo of all founding partners

The Alliance was initiated by Landsea and other 6 market players in building sector under CABEE with the mission to promote the development of passive houses, a concept originated from Germany. “Energy consumption of buildings in China takes up to at least 30% of the total energy use in China. The successful pilot projects which had been built according to German passive house standard in north and south China, from Qinhuangdao, Harbin and Changxing for instance, have proved that passive house is a very promising solution to our increasing energy challenges in China, although some adjustment to China's local conditions are needed,” asserted Mr. Yang Xiwei, Chief Engineer of the Science and Technology Promotion Center of MOHURD.

A passive house is an ultra-low energy building that requires almost no energy for space heating or cooling, achieved by its high-performance insulation and ventilation systems. Originated from Germany, the concept has spread across the world with most applications currently found in Europe. 

Mr. Yang Xiwei giving speech 

Apart from the promotion of the concept and application of passive houses in China, another ambitious target of the alliance is to draft the first Chinese standard for passive houses in response to the complex market needs and various climate conditions. The compiling of the standard will go hand in hand with more passive house construction projects.

Voting for Standing Committee members

econet china was elected as one of the 9 standing committee members. Mr.Xie Yuanjian, CTO of landsea, was elected as the first rotating chairman and Mr.Xu Zhiyong was nominated as the secretary general. econet partner Fraunhofer IBP was recommended to join the advisory board, meanwhile, Sto, Unilux and Wacker were also among the members of the alliance. 

Current PHAChina Members: (in random order)
Landsea Group Holding Co.,Ltd
BASF(China) Co.,Ltd.
Baumit Building Materials (Suzhou) Co.,Ltd.
Harbin SAYYAS Windows Holding Co.,Ltd.
Qingdao Hengda Glass Technology Co.,Ltd.
Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences (Group) Co.,Ltd.
econet china | German Industry & Commerce Shanghai
Harbin Chenneng Shengyuan Real Estate Development Co.,Ltd.
China General Consulting Investment Co.,Ltd.
Harbin Hongsheng Group
Green Building Magazine
Veka Plastics (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.
Ejot Fastening Systems (Taicang) Co.,Ltd.
Shangdong Jinjing Science & Technology Holding Co.,Ltd.
Somfy China
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain (International) AG
Beijing Airuide Building Technology Co.,Ltd.
Shanghai Sto Co.,Ltd.
Saint-Gobain Weber Building Materials (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.
Suzhou University, Building and Urban Environment Institute
Jianxue Architecture & Engineering Design Institute Co.,Ltd.
Jiangsu Green Building Research Center
Wacker Chemical (China) Co.,Ltd.
Beijing S&T & Communication Co.,Ltd.
Shanghai Mingcheng Architecture Sun-shading & Energy-saving Technology Joint-stock Co., Ltd.
Dalian Shide Group Co.,Ltd.
Songjiesen (Beijing) International Media & Advertising Co.,Ltd.

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