Xiao Feng, president of Beijing Shuang Jian Real Estate Company, on low carbon building and increasing the lifespan of China’s houses:
"I have a different opinion about low carbon building. I think a house that can be used 100 years is real low carbon. In Europe, so many houses which have hundreds of years of history are still in use. If the house only is used for 20 years, then has to be removed, that will generate huge amounts of pollution. At present, the biggest problem facing China’s construction industry is how we can make the service life of houses longer."