P+ Building

Green building demonstration projects

The Wujin Green Building Industry Cluster Demonstration Area is the first of its kind and is promoted and sanctioned by the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, aimed at promoting green buildings and green building technologies. All new buildings are planned to incorporate sustainable strategies, 20%-30% residential buildings are planned to achieve three-star Chinese standard of green building, and existing buildings will undergo an 80% energy-saving renovation in the next few years. There are currently eight projects on site, including the P+ Demonstration building, which has been awarded two stars as part of China’s Three Star Green Building Design Label.

Our P+Demonstration building is a place for interdisciplinary workshops and teaching, and a gallery for members and partners, including Healthway, one of the leading US companies producing domestic and commercial air purification technologies. The design of the building aims to take advantage of the adjacent water microclimate and green space for natural ventilation and interior comfort and is itself an open ended system, capable of being upgrades as new technologies arise. The building itself has two distinct faces, the South, with its overhangs and smart louver systems designed to maintain stable internal temperatures and prevent overheating, and the North, which acts as an environmental buffer zone and creates a unique viewing platform from which to experience the rest of the park. The structure of the South façade also has capability of being upgraded and changed according to client needs and technologies. Current components include Trina Solar’s photovoltaic glass, as well as  solar panels.

The most prominent feature of the building is the solar chimney, the first of its kind in the Jiangsu Province. The solar chimney aims to reduce energy loads by facilitating natural ventilation during the warmer months, and passive heating during the cooler parts of the year. It is currently undergoing testing and analysis as part of a collaborative study.

In November 2015, the Wujin Green Building Industry Cluster organised an international expo and conference which focused on talks and workshops on sustainable buildings and construction technologies. Distinguished guests included delegations from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Architecture, and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality, the Chinese Climate Energy and Technology Division Director Chen Yiming, former head of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Mr. Sha Zukang, as well as other 70+ distinguished guests from academia and industry.


26 FEBRUARY 2024