Leaders share their expertise at Greenbuild China
Greenbuild China convened hundreds of green building professionals in Shanghai for education, networking and inspiration.
Just last week, the Greenbuild Conference made history by holding its first Greenbuild in Asia.
Greenbuild is the place where those who are connected to the green building movement, from architects to developers to product manufacturers, come together to discuss what is new, what is needed and what is on the horizon. Greenbuild China 2017 followed in this tradition, yet provided a new forum for the award-winning event, convening hundreds of green building professionals and stakeholders in Shanghai at the W Hotel for three days of workshops, education, networking and inspiration.
China’s sustainability journey has been one marked with incredible achievements. China currently stands as the one of the top markets in the world for LEED, second only to the United States. Additionally, over 3,000 LEED-credentialed professionals work or live in China. The exponential growth of LEED in China provides critical help in mitigating the effects of climate change and positively affects the health and well-being of millions of people. There are over 1,100 certified LEED commercial projects in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. And this is just the beginning.
During his keynote address, Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI, reflected on the incredible speed and growth of green building in China, remarking that this is a product of the values that are so key in Chinese culture – warmth, caring and human connections.
Greenbuild China was an incredible experience that brought together speakers and guests to share ideas.
The Opening Plenary featured remarks from some of China’s distinguished leaders, including:
- Mr. Liu Qian Wei, Chief Engineer Shanghai Municipal Commission of Housing, Urban—Rural Development and Management
- Mr. Luo Bo Ming, Chairman, Beijing New Aerotropolis Group
- United States Consul General Sean Stein
The plenary keynote address was delivered by Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO, International WELL Building Institute, and was followed by an acknowledgment of some of Greater China’s newest and most notable green building projects: those certified in 2017 as LEED Platinum, and those certified under other green building rating systems, including WELL, EDGE and Parksmart.
The Greenbuild China Leadership Luncheon featured a keynote address delivered by Mahesh Ramanujam. Sam Xie, Head of Research, CBRE China, presented findings from the 2017 China Green Building White Paper. This event also included a dialogue featuring the unique perspective of the region’s top developers, including:
- Dr Raymond Yau, General Manager, Technical Services and Sustainable Development, SWIRE Properties
- Mr. Charlie Peng, Managing Director, Asset Services, Limetree Capital
- Mr. Alan To, Senior Director, Property Management, Tishman Speyer
- Ms. Cheng Ming, General Manager, Product Design and Development Center, CapitaLand China
- Nellie Cheng, Managing Director, China, USGBC (moderator)
The Women in Green Power Breakfast is an event that inspires, uplifts and challenges the women of the green building movement. Since the first Women in Green event in San Francisco (2012), it has become a mainstay at Greenbuilds around the world. Speakers for the event in China included:
- Linda Hu CEO, Shanghai GreenCity Architectural Co. Ltd.
- Lucy Lei Vice President and General Manager, Asia, Interface
- Professor Xu Jihuan Chairman, Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
- Nellie Cheng, managing Director, China, USGBC (moderator)
The Awards Ceremony and Luncheon that closed Greenbuild China was a celebration of some of China’s most influential leaders, who have contributed in a very meaningful way to the green built environment with the 2017 Greenbuild China Leadership Awards. The recipients of this prestigious honor were:
- The Dalian Wanda Group
- Mr. Cai Fangming
- Shougang Group Co. Limited
This was also a time to thank and acknowledge the organizations and professionals with LEED or WELL credentialls working every day to make green building a reality in China.
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Albert Einstein once said, “Not all that matters that checks can be checked and not all that matters that is numbered, numbers.” It is a substance of worry that out of 700 Universities, 36,000 universities and other acclaimed establishments in India, it doesn’t have a solitary foundation in the rundown of top worldwide Universities. Consistently, another rundown of the world’s top Universities is distributed and consistently India neglects to make it to the rundown. Consistently we see an increment in the quantity of Universities and Colleges. The ascent undoubtedly gets to be noteworthy and we anticipate it gladly, yet at long last it is not the quantity of Universities yet the nature of yield research and advancements in these colleges that matters.
In the most recent Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings discharged in March 2015, no Indian foundation has possessed the capacity to think that its place in the 100 top respected Universities of the world. Harvard is the finestAcademia on the planet, took after by Cambridge and Oxford. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is strapped to the 4th spot and Stanford Academy at 5th. US overwhelmed the rundown with 43 Campuses in the main 100, took after by UK with 12. The positions uncovered that London and Paris have the greatest number of the top Academes. Between the Asian nations, Academy of Tokyo, Japan remained at the 12th position.
In 2013, both President and the then Prime Minister of India communicated frustration over the execution of Indian Universities when none of them offered in the main 200 in three prestigious worldwide University rankings via Shanghai Ranking, QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education. Around then, even some rumoured academicians and researchers held the perspective that these rankings are a cheat and not important to us. The matter was examined even in the Indian parliament. Yet at the end of the day MHRD understood that it was not a persuading answer and perceived that it is wake-up call and a chance to get enhancements the advanced education arrangement of the nation. They understood that positioning reflects something which we are not doing. Case in point, in our observed IITs, an employee on a normal distributes stand out exploration paper a year, contrasted with six quality papers distributed every employee at MIT in US.
In the Times Higher Education Ranking 30 percent credit is for examination and 30 percent for its reference, which implies 60 percent of the positioning of a University relies on upon it research yield. Anyhow in India, the advanced education organizations including IITs have generally been showing Universities where moderately little research happens. The greater part of the examination happens in little concentrated establishments where hardly any instructing is going on. The mix of showing and exploration is not broadly pervasive in India. As such, India has not possessed the capacity to sufficiently faithful subsidizing on exploration. Indeed, even today the rate of GDP spent on examination is still around 1 percent. At that point, 80 percent of innovative work cash is financed by the administration while as in the west 75 percent subsidizing originates from the private segment. In spite of the fact that India has an expansive flourishing private area however organizations are not approaching to ask understudies in IITs and IISc to fund their exploration.
There is nothing the matter with the psyches of understudies or instructors. We have capable and persevering individuals why should willing learn, develop and succeed on the planet. They have information of subjects they had some expertise in and can consider out box. They demonstrate phenomenal execution abroad on account of being in an alternate climate however unexpectedly these extremely understudies are rejected at home. At the worldwide level, critical accentuation has been on the nature of instructors the colleges utilize who have made their imprint as researchers amid their lifetime yet we couldn’t take after this practice here. We have no lack of instructors who can give great training and move youthful era towards look into however one of the real limitations in advanced education has been the nature of educators we select in our Colleges and Universities. The presentation of NET/SLET was to be sure an appreciated venture to check the nature of educators in advanced education yet we can’t eradicate our past bungles.
Leaving aside the top Indian Universities, the brands IITs, IIMs, IISc, TIFR, and so forth, shouldn’t something be said about our own particular Universities and Colleges? Do we figure anyplace? How far we’re off are from building our establishments the focuses of excellences? Different studies have over and again called attention to that our nature of training, from essential to advanced education, is on a descending winding. It is about understudies going to classes, mugging the substance, duplicating it in the exams, scoring imprints, getting degrees lastly moving out looking for occupations. Our examination framework doesn’t examine understudies. Our out-dated educational program doesn’t help understudies to end up inventive and discriminating scholars. The framework is intended to create just proficiency. The individuals who exceed expectations from our establishments are not the aftereffect of the endeavours of instructors or the framework but since they could call their own endeavours and comprehension. In today’s aggressive world, simple reading material learning is not sufficient to bring an occupation.
The nature of essential and optional instruction ought to be our basic concern in light of the fact that it influences biggest number of understudies and its impact permeates down to Colleges and Universities. Throughout the years our training framework has been feeble and demonstrating troubling execution. It has been a gravely run association with bumbling officers at the key positions. Casualty of governmental issues, it has been lessened to the bureau of exchanges and work. The lack of fundamental framework – disintegrating dividers, broken windows, entryways and no latrine offices gives a photo of its finished carelessness. The tuition based schools work at considerably lower expense every tyke than government schools and convey better learning results, however regarding capability, preparing, knowledge and remittances government teachers take a lead. The schools have been left devastated by the tuition based schools. The most difficult boundary is to distinguish fitting scholastic pioneers who can effectively turnaround things to acquaint advancement and with enhance the falling scholarly principles and hierarchical brokenness.
Today we are living in data society. The data that would already take days to discover is presently available by Google Engine at the click of a catch. Presently the idea of “Data Society” is additionally losing pertinence and is being supplanted by “Learning Society” in which Knowledge turns into the key asset for the development of our economy and prosperity of individuals. The higher instructive organizations are progressively being seen as “financial motors” and seen essential for making learning creation conceivable through examination and development. The positioning of Universities is additionally seen as an intelligent result of this utilitarian change. It is cheering to note that Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar has called for revitalization of instruction and making scholastic courses significant to quick changing economy so that informed youth land positions. At the same time we need to concentrate all the more on essential and optional training and concoct more common-sense arrangements on the procurement of value instruction.