Sustainable cities and communities

“Green buildings” and “smart transportation”

“Green buildings” and “smart transportation” are pivotal components of sustainable urban communities and play crucial roles in realizing city-based “climate action.” Globally, various established programs and regulations serve as models for systematic development, such as the United States’ Pioneer in Energy Conservation and Environmental Design (LEED), the British Institute of Building Research’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), Japan’s Integrated Environmental Performance Evaluation System of Buildings (CASBEE), Singapore’s Green Building Mark (Green Mark), and Abu Dhabi’s Green Building Regulations (Estidama).

Driving Climate Action in Sustainable Urban Communities

The overarching goal is to drive “climate action” by integrating renewable energy, carbon emission reduction, carbon offset, green electricity, energy conservation, and carbon reduction management systems. The focus is on creating a “green living circle” through the comprehensive promotion of sustainable urban communities’ construction processes, employing engineering means to tangibly contribute to the enhancement of climate and the environment.

Taking “climate action” as the main goal and combining with the goals of SDG11, CEE plan to carry out relevant work in three aspects: low-carbon green building technologies, intelligent low-carbon transportation system and smart carbon operation and maintenance management, thus effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions to deal with the climate crisis by building sustainable urban communities through engineering and technological means.

Sustainable consumption and production

In the pursuit of enhancing life quality, CEE is committed to diminishing the generation of plastic waste resulting from human activities. To promote responsible consumption and prevent excessive use, it is essential to minimize waste generation at its origin and enhance the efficiency of waste recycling and reuse, along with the final disposal, by implementing the concept of “Zero-waste city construction.”

Build an urban symbiosis network to encourage waste recycling and reduce the corresponding GHGs emissions

Reducing industrial waste generation is essential to mitigate environmental and public health risks associated with diverse industrial wastes. Effective governance is needed to address the varied nature of these industrial wastes. As a major contributor to the global economy, managing waste and controlling chemicals in industrial production plays a pivotal role in minimizing risks to human health and ecosystems. Achieving multi-scale and high-precision recycling of industrial solid waste serves as the foundation for enhancing urban resource efficiency, minimizing risks in recycling processes, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from artificial sources.

Based on the characteristics of mega-city waste generation and comprehensive treatment mode, construct a low carbon and comprehensive waste utilization zone and implement a carbon inclusion system

Waste stands as a poignant reflection of human production and consumption behavior, evolving globally from decentralized to centralized processing and from harmless treatment to resource utilization in the treatment of municipal solid waste. Recognizing waste as inseparable from humanity, understanding its generation characteristics becomes pivotal in promoting sustainable consumption at its source. The construction of vein parks emerges as a vital strategy, emphasizing high-efficiency and low-carbon treatment of waste after centralized disposal. Vein parks integrate and optimize various solid waste treatment processes, marking a development trend towards intensive, safe, and low-carbon disposal of waste from diverse sources, including domestic waste and municipal sludge.

Create a green life and production style and recycling systems in terms of plastics and build a sustainable development practice area to cope with climate change

Plastic, a ubiquitous material globally, is a prominent substrate widely employed in production and daily life, particularly as packaging. Approximately 40% of plastics are discarded at once, with less than 10% of plastic packaging being collected. Plastic waste, characterized by its dual attributes of “resource” and “pollution,” contributes to resource wastage and cross-border transfer due to regional imbalances. Urgent action is needed to enhance the efficiency of plastic waste resource utilization, emphasizing the crucial practical and social significance of promoting recycling and reuse.