National Standard for Building Carbon Emission Calculation GB/T51366-2019

Last updated: 4 February 2020

In China, the National Standard for Building Carbon Emission Calculation was issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in 2019. The Standard provides calculation methods and factor values of carbon emissions for each phase of a building’s lifecycle, laying the basis for emission calculation. The standard, which entered into force in December 2019, is applicable to the calculation of carbon emissions during the production and transportation of materials, construction and demolition, and operation phases of new, expanded and renovated civil buildings. As a standard for carbon emission calculations, it provides a solid foundation for formulating more specific carbon emission standard across buildings' lifecycles.

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End uses covered
  • Building systems
  • Building vintage
  • Existing buildings
  • New buildings
  • Building envelope