Shanghai's Lin-gang Special Area moves towards green future
The Dishui Lake Financial Bay project in Lin-gang Special Area – located in East China's Shanghai – was recently designated as a three-star green ecological urban area, the highest level, by the Shanghai Municipal Housing and Urban-Rural Development Commission.
Dishui Lake is the third to be so designated in the special area, making Lin-gang the area with the greenest ecological projects in Shanghai.
During the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), the total floor area of all two-star and three-star green ecological buildings is projected to reach 17.9 million square meters – in what is seen as testament to Lin-gang's pioneering efforts in promoting low-carbon growth.
Since 2021, the building area with ultra-low energy consumption in the special area has grown exponentially and now exceeds 4.9 million square meters, accounting for 36 percent of Shanghai's total. Notably, Lin-gang's largest single ultra-low energy consumption building – a hotel with a floor space of 100,000 sq m – has now been completed.
Last year, 77 megawatts of solar power were generated in the area. Since 2021, the total generation capacity of photovoltaic projects there has climbed to 133 mW, according to a local official.
Moreover, Lin-gang has established a series of Building-Integrated Photovoltaic, or BIPV projects. Some solar power projects connected to the grid for power generation can produce 75 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, meeting the power needs of 25,000 families.
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