econet china and RFP EcoCity Product and Service Guide partner to expand network in China

2011-07-14

Hong Kong, Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The RFP Eco City Green Building Product and Service Guide and econet china, the Sino German initiative for promoting sustainability, today announced their partnership bringing the China eco-community even closer together and furthering their mutual goals of creating a cleaner greener world.


RFP's EcoCity Guide is Asia's first comprehensive, integrated bi-lingual (English and Chinese) guide book for green building in the region. Companies list their services or products amidst practical tips interviews and outlines of real projects requiring green solutions. econet china is a highly-respected non-profit initiative of the German industry, coordinated by the German Industry and Commerce Greater China, for the promotion of Sino-German cooperation for sustainability.

Claire Saeki founder of the EcoCity guide and publisher of RFP EcoBuild Magazine says "The RFP EcoCity Guide has already attracted top partners and projects from around the region and we are very proud to have our alliance with econet china as we are delving further into the rapidly developing world of the sustainability movement in China. We believe that econet china offers a genuine commitment to the principles of sustainable development and this is one that we endorse."

Magali Menant, Head of Department, Building, Energy & Environment, German Industry & Commerce says “The RFP EcoCity guide will become a key tool for practitioners looking for sustainable solutions, best practices and tips on a daily basis for their work.  In an emerging field, it is necessary to find a guide pointing to the right solutions; econet china is pleased to support any initiative creating awareness and fostering transparency on the market.”

Saeki feels that“Individuals, companies, governments and organisations have realised that it is only through partnering and cross fertilisation of ideas that major steps can be made beyond mere sustainability to a profitable and enriching environment for all." This partnership is just one of many that will expand the influence of people working within the green and clean tech industries.

Project opportunities

Though the RFP EcoCity Guide was originally launched based on the needs of a small group of project owners that group has inevitably grown and the demand for information, contacts and expertise has increased, econet china also works with a broad range of companies looking for green solutions. The EcoCity guide and the econet activities offer a wide set of opportunities for companies that continue to work with and our growing range of partners. econet partners will receive a free copy of the guide.

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econet china

econet china is a non-profit initiative of the German industry, coordinated by the German Industry and Commerce Greater China, for the promotion of Sino-German cooperation for sustainability.

Background
China’s demand for green solutions has been growing rapidly over the last couple of years.
Germany, a world leader in offering innovative solutions for sustainability, is a key partner and is interested in supporting China in reaching its goals. 

Mission
To support the already rich German-Chinese cooperation in this field, econet china has been created to facilitate the exchange of information, know-how and enable an effective networking between all players. 

For more information, please visit: www.econet-china.com 

RFP EcoCity Green Building Product and services Guide

More than just a directory the EcoCity Guide is comprehensive tool kit of green building products and services that will prove indispensable for everyone from investors to building occupiers. In print and online it will reach tens of thousands of buyers (distributors, suppliers and end-users), specifiers and investors of your green building or renewable energy offering. Brought to you by the people who created RFP Magazine and EcoBuild Magazine in association with Real Kaiten and Ecopoint.asia, the
EcoCity directory is both an industry reference and a tool for the government and private sector.

Visit www.ecocitymag.com for more information or call us on +852 2851 9923.
For media enquiries please contact us at info@ecopoint.asia or info@ecocitymag.com.
 
Notes to Editors Ecopoint Limited

Ecopoint Limited is based in Hong Kong, founded by Jochen Kleef of Kleef & Co (www.kleef.asia) and Jeff Smith of Karma Technologies(www.karmatechnologies.asia).

Ecopoint Limited is behind THE Asian eco community: www.ecopoint.asia, the first place on the web in Asia to provide its community of members:

Detailed, insightful and meticulously researched articles of interest to people in the field, including interviews with recognised visionaries, movers and shakers
High quality directory listings of well qualified green businesses and organisations, country by country, across the Asia region

Asia’s first EcoDeal matchmaking platform, bringing together eco-minded entrepreneurs, with savvy investors in the space

A Jobs board for those seeking opportunities to grow their careers in this exciting new space

An Events listing for organisations to promote some of the most fascinating gatherings and talks, region-wide

Ecopoint.asia is completely free to use for its community of members, from user content through to a standard listing for companies. Enhanced collaboration and promotional tools will be available at modest premiums.

Ecopoint Limited is a member of the Kleef & Co Group (see below), developed by Karma Technologies Limited.

For more information, please visit: www.ecopoint.asia

Kleef & Co., Ltd.

Kleef & Co’s vision is to “advance new ways of thinking and doing things”, thereby “creating enterprises that preserve our world for the future”.

Kleef & Co is dedicated to building businesses that are more sustainable and resilient, unlocking new opportunities to create value and change our world for the better.

Kleef & Co works with clients and partners to deliver breakthrough solutions to some of today’s most complex and pressing challenges, as well as developing new enterprises on its own account, including www.ecopoint.asia.

Kleef & Co is headquartered in Hong Kong, supporting its clients and partners in North Asia, with a Singapore office that is responsible for delivery on the ground in South East Asia. As such, the team is able to provide deep and complete coverage of “Asian” Asia.

Focused on strategy, innovation and transformation, Kleef & Co applies flexible intellect and an array of powerful tools and methodologies to solve some of today's most complex strategic challenges for the environmental business community.

To learn more about the Kleef & Co business model, please visit: www.kleef.asia/about.html

For media enquiries please contact:

In Hong Kong:
Mr Jochen KLEEF
Founder & CEO Kleef & Co., Ltd. T: +852 6337 6062
M: +852 9794 6340
E: jochen.kleef@kleef.asia  In Singapore:
Mr Dean STANTON
Managing Director
KLEEF Consulting Pte Ltd
T: +65 9445 8880 M: +65 8116 8978 (alternate)
E: dean.stanton@kleef.asia  In the United Kingdom:
Mr Jeff SMITH
Managing Director
Karma Technologies Limited
T: +44 (0) 20 7193 1131
M: +44 (0) 7723511924
E:jeff.smith@karmatechnologies.co.uk



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