Remarkable green buildings in Beijing

Beijing counts number of remarkable green buildings, do you know all of them? Green building does not always mean high-tech and expensive solutions… and the list features also an example of building renovated at low cost to save energy and water.
And there is more to come, as in January 2015, we could count in China no less than 2538 projects with the country’s Green Building Evaluation Standard certification.

The list is not exhaustive, we are only sharing the most remarkable green buildings of Beijing!


Agenda 21- China’s First Green Office Building

  • Agenda_21Date of completion: 2005
  • Architect: Gao Lin
  • Usage: Office building
  • Key facts:
    • Gold rated High LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
    • Surface: 13,000 m2 
    • Height: 34.2 m (8 story about ground level)
    • Built at no additional costs
    • 74% overall energy reduction compared with other typical office buildings (thanks to an energy-efficient cooling system to a roof garden, solar PV panels and a solar hot water system),
    • 64% water savings compared with other typical office buildings.


Sino-Italian Ecological and Energy-Efficient Building (SIEEB) – Solar Energy-Efficient Building


BEEC – Beijing Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Center

  • Date of completion: build in 1986, retrofitted in 2011 (existing building renovated)
  • Architect: –
  • Usage: Office building
  • Key  facts:
    • First retrofitted existing building in China to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
    • energy savings of 75 percent
    • water savings of 60 percent compared with regular office buildings of its size in China
    • good example of renovation / conversion of an energy inefficient building at low cost 
    • Cool roof technology
  • Address: Jia-2 Anwai Xiaoguan Dongli, Chaoyang District. 北京市朝阳区安定门外小关东里甲2号
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Linked Hybrid – Beijing MOMA 北京当代MOMA

  • linked_hybrid_01Date of completion: 2009
  • Architect: Steven Holl Architects.
  • Usage: Residential compound (750 apartments, public green space, commercial area, hotel, cinema, kindergarten, Montessori school, underground parking)
  • Key  facts:
    • Surface: 220,000 square meters
    • Height: 68 meters (21 stories)
    • Heat pump system which covers 70% of the complex’s yearly heating and cooling load.
    • eight sky bridges
    • no boilers, no electric air conditioners,  gray-water recycling
  • Address: 1 Xiangheyuan Road, Dongzhimen, DongCheng District.

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Park View Green FangCaoDi 芳草地

  • parkview_green_s151209Date of completion: 2009-2010
  • Architect: Integrated Design Associates
  • Usage: Mixed use (office building, hotel, shopping mall, cinema)
  • Key facts:
    • First integrated commercial project to receive LEED Green Building Rating System Platinum certification.
    • Surface: two million square feet
    • 4 buildings covered by a microclimatic enveloppe.
    • Using air-flow system
    • Height: up to 89 meters
    • > 40% energy reduction
  • Address: 9 Dongdaqiao Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing. 北京市朝阳区东大桥路9号


Wangjing Soho

  • Wangjing-SOHODate of completion: 2014
  • Architects: Zaha Hadid
  • Usage: Office building and commercial buildings (as well as sports area, recreational theatre, art sculptures and waterscape).
  • Key facts:
    • U.S. Green Building LEED Certified
    • Surface: 115,392 sqm (floor)
    • Height: 200 m (3 towers)
    • Energy efficient
    • window wall system with double-insulated



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I am living in China since 2007. I am sharing my experiences for other expatriates to make their stay in Beijing more enjoyable. As I am writing this blog for SCOUT Real Estate agency, I am also computing updates about the Real Estate market in Beijing, not only on residential properties, but as well on commercial locals and offices. Hope you enjoy your reading!