13th Five-Year Comprehensive Work Plan for Energy-saving and Emission Reduction

Last updated: 24 August 2021
This Comprehensive Work Plan has been developed to complement the main national 13th Five Year Plan with a strategic overview of policy priorities and activities to achieve the energy-saving and emission reduction targets outlined in the 13th Five Year Plan. The Work Plan specifies energy saving actions across all end-use sectors of industry, buildings, agriculture and transport as well as highlighting circular economy as a priority. In addition to sector-specific goals and actions, the work plan also elaborates on the following cross-cutting work areas: Scale up of technology deployment and services Improve enabling framework of policies Establish and improve market mechanisms Implement energy conservation and emission reduction targets Strengthen monitoring framework Facilitating awareness To zoom into a specific sector, the work plan outlines the following goals to improve energy efficiency in the buildings sector. Implement advanced standard leading action of energy conservation, the pilot of ultra-low energy use and near zero energy use buildings. By 2020, urban green building will account for 50% of new building. The energy-saving renovation area of existing residential building and public building will exceed 500 million m2 and 100 million m2. Promote the use of solar energy, shallow geothermal energy, air thermal energy and industrial waste heat to satisfy the demand of building energy use. Strengthen the energy conservation of public institutions. All the new buildings of public institutions should meet the green building standards; promote energy conservation of public institutions by energy performance contracting. promote government to buy energy performance contracting services actively and explore hosted mode of energy utilization. By 2020, the energy use of per unit building area of public institutions and energy use of each person will decrease by 11% and 10%, respectively, compared to the level of year 2015.

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