During the full construction cycle, the Group aims tominimize the use of resources (energy, land, water, and materials) in hopes to protect the environment and reduce pollution. This is to provide a healthy, appropriate, and efficient functional space and a natural and harmonious architecture.
Green Architecture must first follow the principle of ecology, i.e. saving energy, harm-free, pollution-free, and recyclable;
The Principle believes that Green Architecture should not lower people’s quality of life, forgo health and comfort, nor utilize unnecessary energy-saving technology. Since the start of the project design, Green Architecture has included green design to accommodate customers’ living style and their need for energy-conservation;
The practice of Green Architecture needs to take into consideration of the land’s properties, local resources, and level of urbanization etc.
Green Architecture emphasizes all-rounded design ideology, combining various factors such as weather, culture, and economy to an integrated analysis. The Principle does not replicate the so-called “Advanced Ecological Technology” blindly, nor neglect the overall picture over partial details. For instance, it makes little sense to use insulating materials in tropical region, whereas insulating materials would help little in energy conservation in cold regions with underwhelming thermal properties for the windows in use. The overall design has a direct impact on the utility and cost of Green Architecture.
The implementation will start with minor tasks and will further expand to grander objectives. First, the Group will conduct trials in selected projects before gradually deepen the concept of Green Architecture to all projects. Lastly, the implementation of Green Architecture will rise up to the Group’s strategy.
As the pioneering property developer in central China, CCRE also published the “Jianye Manifesto on Green Operation” on the advocacy of low-carbon construction and green lifestyle in April 2010. In December 2012, Puyang Code One City was rated “One Star” in green architecture by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) of the PRC. The Tianzhu Project is currently applying for the “Three Stars” rating of green architecture by the same authority.
On 19 March 2013, CCRE published the proposal of the implementation of green architecture. The proposal required that all CCRE’s new residential projects in county-level cities to be built not lower than the “One Star” standard in green architecture by MOHURD and that the new residential projects in Zhengzhou to reach the “Three Stars” rating in green architecture.