13th Five-Year Comprehensive Work Plan for Energy-saving and Emission Reduction

Last updated: 4 November 2019

This Comprehensive Work Plan has been developed to complement the main national 13th Five Year Plan with a strategic overview of policy priorities and activities to achieve the energy-saving and emission reduction targets outlined in the 13th Five Year Plan. The Work Plan specifies energy saving actions across all end-use sectors of industry, buildings, agriculture and transport as well as highlighting circular economy as a priority. In addition to sector-specific goals and actions, the work plan also elaborates on the following cross-cutting work areas:

  • Scale up of technology deployment and services
  • Improve enabling framework of policies
  • Establish and improve market mechanisms
  • Implement energy conservation and emission reduction targets
  • Strengthen monitoring framework
  • Facilitating awareness

To zoom into a specific sector, the work plan outlines the following goals to improve energy efficiency in the buildings sector.

  • Implement advanced standard leading action of energy conservation, the pilot of ultra-low energy use and near zero energy use buildings. By 2020, urban green building will account for 50% of new building.
  • The energy-saving renovation area of existing residential building and public building will exceed 500 million m2 and 100 million m2.
  • Promote the use of solar energy, shallow geothermal energy, air thermal energy and industrial waste heat to satisfy the demand of building energy use.
  • Strengthen the energy conservation of public institutions.
  • All the new buildings of public institutions should meet the green building standards; promote energy conservation of public institutions by energy performance contracting.
  • promote government to buy energy performance contracting services actively and explore hosted mode of energy utilization.
  • By 2020, the energy use of per unit building area of public institutions and energy use of each person will decrease by 11% and 10%, respectively, compared to the level of year 2015.

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End uses covered
  • Multiple end-uses