10 July 2012 The Investa team posted the following note on its Green Buildings Alive website today (Tuesday) on the Healthy Buildings Conference on this week in Brisbane.

“The opening plenary featured Professor Jiang Yi from the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University, who gave examples and data of how Chinese buildings are typically lower energy use than in many developed countries, simply because occupants have more control over their environments, they can open windows and turn airconditioning on and off rather than relying on a central system.

“His presentation data showed that if the rest of the world operated buildings the way North America does, we would need 180 per cent of todays’s generating capacity to power them.”

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