China Green Building Conference
For the first time in 14 years, the biggest green building conference in China was held outside of Beijing, namely in Zhuhai. IEN attended the conference, officially called "The 14th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo" and took part in the Active House session, where MOMA Building & Arts Museum was awarded with the Active House label, for which IEN did the submission.
It was interesting to note from the conference that several speakers voiced frustration with the current state of affairs with green building certification in China, because typically green certification has little if any impact on the design and performance of the buildings. Hence, the Chinese market seems ready to embrace performance based green building systems, like Active House, which aligns closely with how IEN Consultants approaches green building design and certification: Making a positive impact and adding value to the building.