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Improving Energy Efficiency and Reducing Emissions through Intelligent Railway Station Buildings

Publication | September 2015
Improving Energy Efficiency and Reducing Emissions through Intelligent Railway Station Buildings

Buildings in the People’s Republic of China consume 21% of total energy produced in the country. This study analyzes and proposes feasible energy-saving and emission-reducing solutions for domestic railway stations in the PRC.

This report aims to support the People’s Republic of China (PRC)  national carbon emission reduction plan in railway station buildings; to learn and make use of the advanced technologies in international building management; and to ensure energy savings, safety, and comfort in railway station buildings in a cost-efficient way from the perspective of energy management, with expected energy savings of 20% through implementation of intelligent building control. 

The use of intelligent building controls support reduction of energy consumption, minimization or elimination of energy wastes, and cost savings. Strong institutional mechanisms and railway building management methods and policies also promote technological innovation. Moreover, these are necessary to balance the interests of multiple parties to be able to achieve energy eŽfficiency in railway station buildings in the PRC.

The report was financed by a technical assistance project, Improving Energy Efficiency and Reducing Emissions through Intelligent Railway Station Buildings, funded by the Asian Development Bank.

Contents 

  • Figures, Tables, and Boxes
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Energy Consumption in Domestic Stations
  • Assessment of Potential Energy Saving and Emission Reduction through Intelligent Railway Station 
  • Intelligent Building Technologies
  • Analysis of Administrative Influence
  • Recommendations for Energy Efficiency and Action Plan