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The Economic Observer Highlights Green Development Strategies for China

The Economic Observer Highlights Green Development Strategies for China

Benson Chen, an architect in the Shanghai office of NBBJ, was recently interviewed by The Economic Observer about the opportunities and challenges of green design in China. Dispelling the myth that sustainable design is necessarily more expensive, he described how green buildings can often pay for themselves in energy savings, in low-cost passive design strategies or by commanding a higher price on the market. He also noted the important role government regulation plays in improving environmental performance.

A complete transcript is available (in Chinese) at The Economic Observer.