Water used in green buildings has a long history in China, with the country’s government first making use of it for irrigation.
The country’s Green Building Authority (GBA) is responsible for the water used in those buildings.GBA is one of the largest green building projects in the world, and the agency’s water is one source of income for the Chinese government, according to The Wall St. Journal.
Its wastewater is a critical source of water for green buildings in China.
As the WSJ explains, green building’s use of water is a significant part of the countrys energy mix.
Water used to power green buildings typically comes from large underground sources, such as dams, and can then be piped to power the surrounding areas.
The WSJ reports that Chinese officials “took the unusual step of making water the source of its income.”
China’s environmental and energy authorities have long been responsible for ensuring that the water it uses to power its green buildings is sustainable, according the WSJD.
As part of its water use regulations, China’s government has taken steps to ensure that its water supplies are also sustainable, with environmental officials and government officials working together to develop and implement water management plans.
The Chinese government has also been working on a green building plan to help green buildings meet the country, with green building officials recently meeting with leaders of major cities and planning the project’s construction.GTA has not yet made its water supply decisions public, but the WSJs report suggests the agency will likely consider the green building project’s water supply to be critical to its overall green building strategy.GDA will likely look at the amount of water it will use in a building’s design, and how much water is required to operate the building.
The company has also considered the water use of green buildings as part of a plan to reduce air pollution and improve air quality.