USGBC hosts the first China Roundtable meeting in Shanghai

Yi Wen

On March 16, at Shanghai Xintiandi—an architectural symbol of Shanghai in the 20th century and a LEED Gold project under Neighborhood Development (Stage 2)—USGBC hosted its first China Roundtable meeting. In attendance were 10 selected members from major LEED consulting firms in China.

The Roundtable aims to improve the market landscape for green business by sharing market trend and sales resources, as well as exchanging views on actions and topics of common interest.

LEED consulting firms that attended the first roundtable meeting included:

  • Arup
  • Bureau Veritas
  • CBRE
  • Das Daring Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
  • EMSI
  • Faithful+Gould
  • Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
  • Shanghai Research Institute of Building Science Group
  • Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd.

The China Roundtable is hosted and managed by USGBC and by GBCI, the body that certifies all LEED projects worldwide. Its strategy is to better support the business development of major service providers and improve their business efficiency by creating an open platform for sharing industrial knowledge and vision, addressing business issues and finding solutions.

“GBCI China was launched early this year with commitment to serving the needs of the Chinese green building community by providing on-the-ground customer support for regional project teams and stakeholders,” said Andy To, Managing Director of North Asia, USGBC and GBCI. “By hosting the first USGBC China Roundtable meeting, we hope to raise the bar of quality LEED consulting services in China, and to further drive the green building movement in China.”

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