econet china Held Its Annual Strategy Partner Meeting 2015 at the FTA Office


On December 4th, this meeting firstly offered a reporting session of the previous activities around the semester after the welcome address given by Christoph Angerbauer, General Manager of GIC Shanghai. econet partners provided feedbacks on their participation in joint activities, including econet salon at at UD Architectural Design Institute and Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Shanghai Branch. econet Ms. LU Wei from econet china also presented its strategic planning for activities in 2016, besides the branded econet salons with project developers and regular focus greentech workshop series, econet will also partner with the Wuppertal Institute to take part in the Switch Asia Project for facilitating sustainable development in Western China, organize DGNB Consultant Training in Shanghai, as well as receive 3 German business delegations in energy efficiency in China. Meanwhile, the partner companies also gave constructive suggestions about the adaptation of existing event formats and new developments. A short market assessment was conducted through discussion and feedback during the meeting.

Glimpse of a part of the attending partners

Mr. Rolf Koehler, GCC board member, was invited to introduce the “More Than A Market Initiative”, which has been initiated by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai, and supported by the German Consulate in Shanghai.  It aims to strengthen the good standing of the German industry and people in China by growing stronger roots in society. Mr.Koehler encouraged all the econet partners to create and share good practices of social engagement and join the first award in 2016.


Mr. Rolf Koehler giving a presentation

econet partner FTA took the initiative to host this partner in their new office. As a professional design group, FTA is mainly specialized in the design of green office buildings, industrial parks, urban complexes and industry city parks. Thomas Fritsche, Design Director of FTA, presented their accomplished best practices and ongoing projects, shared their perception as architect & planner on sustainable urban development.

Sdone Shi, FTA Co-founder, introduced the emerging "WELL BUILDING STANDARD®" with its concept, key elements and performance requirement. It is the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. The WELL Building Standard sets performance requirements in 7 categories relevant to occupant health in the built environment – Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind. As an architecture office and the first partner to introduce the WELL to China, FTA will firstly turn their office into a WELL Certified™ space by showcasing specific solutions and improves the indoor environment of the co-workers.

Mr. Sdone Shi giving a presentation

Industry partners took this unique opportunity to meet and exchange on respective strategic activities to create synergies and facilitate joint industry developments among the network. This meets econet’s initial idea for creating the initiative as an information, networking and marketing platform, by which each partner seats as a board member and is able to directly influence activities and strategic planning.

Thanks to our active and supportive partners, econet china has been steadily growing over the past 8 years and has built up a strong consortium of green solutions providers along the value chain of energy efficient building and sustainable development. We wish to strengthen the joint efforts with more interested industry partners for promoting the Sino-German cooperation in smart urbanization, energy efficiency and sustainable development in the future.

Mr. Thomas Fritsche introducing FTA

Please feel free to download Initiates file downloadeconet activity report 2015.

If you would like to become an econet partner in 2016 or learn more about the econet service package, please get in touch with Ms.LU Wei at, Tel: 021 6875 8536*1690


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