Policy & Market Promotion

Current Research

Building Energy Analysis, Comparison and Benchmark
This work is aimed at developing and piloting a market-oriented, practical system for benchmarking building energy performance in China and an associated national energy performance database and benchmarking policy; developing an evaluation and energy reporting protocol for US-China Energy Research Center (CERC) Demonstration Buildings; and conducting research to inform evolution and advancement of U.S. and Chinese building energy policy.
Read more: Research Summary File

Key Technical Achievements

  • Methodologies for energy cap and trade system in buildings and quota system for public buildings
  • Policy recommendations to promote EE, renewable energy, and green buildings


Berkeley Lab
ICF International
Natural Resources Defense Council
MoHURD Science & Technology Committee