Gu Yunchang, vice president of China Real Estate Research Association, at a forum held in Chengdu, capital of southwestern Sichuan Province, said developers should construct more compact apartments and avoid wasting space to reduce carbon dioxide emission.
And, Gu added, the developers should expand green areas in the residential communities, as low vegetation coverage curbs the absorption of carbon dioxide.
Gu Yunchang also called for wide utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind and geothermal energy, and uniform house decorating and design by the developers to reduce resource waste.
At present China’s construction energy consumption accounts for 40% of the entire society per year.
China Daily said a total of 2.988 billion square meters of floor space was under construction in the first 11 months of the year, an increase of 17.2% from a year earlier.