One of the major issues in today's international business climate is sustainability. Countries are ever-seeking new ways to operate in an evnrionmentally-friendly way, while at the same time saving money in the long run by coming off of a dependence on fossil fuels. The fastest-growing country in terms of economic growth and trade in the world is China. Due to China's current prevalence in the international business world, and its future impact, it is valuable to see what steps China is taking to go green.
In the following podcast, Doug Barry of the U.S. Commercial service interviews Kevin Mo, Angela Li and Dr. Hongyu Li regarding China's green building intiatives. Kevin Mo is the Director of the International Sustainable Buildings Project for the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) in Beijing, Angela Li is the General Manager of EMSI North China, and Dr. Li is the Regional Director for Building Engineering for AECOM in Shanghai. These interviews highlight some of the trends and opportunities for China's Green Building Market.
Some of the discussion cover the history of China's green building standards, how these standards are implemented and encouraged today, and how emerging standards will shape the future of China's green building market.