China to pursue energy-efficient constructions
Updated: 2006-02-16 21:42
A construction worker chuckles as he walks
through an ongoing construction site in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006.
China is launching a major push to make buildings more energy-efficient to
offset worries over fuel shortages, pollution and global warming, the
government said Thursday. Experts will train members of the building
industry in using environmental-friendly technology while the government
expects to roll out tough, new standards and stricter enforcement
nationwide, construction ministry Vice Minister Qiu Baoxing said at a news
conference. 'If you don't meet the energy-efficient standards, you will
lose your job,' Qiu warned design firms and builders.