China's energy consumption in the building sector : A Statistical Yearbook-Energy Balance Sheet based splitting method

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Tengfei Huo
  • Hong Ren
  • Weiguang Cai
  • Wei Feng
  • Nan Zhou
  • Xia Wang

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-679
Journal / PublicationJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume185
Early online date1 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

Abstract

China's energy consumption in the building sector (BEC) is not counted as a separate type of energy consumption, but divided and mixed in other sectors in China's statistical system. This led to the lack of historical data on China's BEC. Moreover, previous researches' shortages such as unsystematic research on BEC, various estimation methods with complex calculation process, and difficulties in data acquisition resulted in “heterogeneous” of current BEC in China. Aiming to these deficiencies, this study proposes a set of China building energy consumption calculation method (CBECM) by splitting out the building related energy consumption mixed in other sectors in the composition of China Statistical Yearbook-Energy Balance Sheet. Then, China's BEC from 2000 to 2014 are estimated using CBECM and compared with other studies. Results show that, from 2000 to 2014, China's BEC increased 1.7 times, rising from 301 to 814 million tons of standard coal consumed, with the BEC percentage of total energy consumption stayed relatively stable between 17.7% and 20.3%. By comparison, we find that our results are reliable and the CBECM has the following advantages over other methods: data source is authoritative, calculation process is concise, and it is easy to obtain time series data on BEC etc. The CBECM is particularly suitable for the provincial government to calculate the local BEC, even in the circumstance with statistical yearbook available only.

Research Area(s)

  • Building energy consumption, Building energy consumption calculation method, Building energy efficiency, Building sector, China, Statistical Yearbook

Citation Format(s)

China's energy consumption in the building sector : A Statistical Yearbook-Energy Balance Sheet based splitting method. / Huo, Tengfei; Ren, Hong; Zhang, Xiaoling; Cai, Weiguang; Feng, Wei; Zhou, Nan; Wang, Xia.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 185, 01.06.2018, p. 665-679.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review