Low-Carbon Technologies: Buildings Asia

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In China, the energy consumption of the building sector comprises 27.8% of overall energy consumption.  Energy efficiency gains in the building sector could yield a 600-700 million tonne reduction in CO2 emissions in China alone.  Solar energy may provide a way to reduce this energy consumption in China, which has an abundant solar energy resource.  Other countries are considering solar energy and improving the thermal efficiency of their buildings to reduce energy usage.