Person

Sha Yu

Conference paper

A road map to building material testing and rating in developing countries

Most large developing countries have a building energy code or other building efficiency policies. However, testing and rating systems to assess the energy performance of building materials often lag behind these codes and policies. Building materials play a key role in setting the energy footprint...
Journal article

Global scenarios of urban density and its impacts on building energy use through 2050

Urban density significantly impacts urban energy use and the quality of life of urban residents. Here, the authors provide a global-scale analysis of future urban densities and associated energy use in the built environment under different urbanization scenarios. The relative importance of urban density and...
Journal article

Improving building energy efficiency in India: State-level analysis of building energy efficiency policies

India is expected to add 40 billion m2 of new buildings till 2050. Buildings are responsible for one third of India's total energy consumption today and building energy use is expected to continue growing driven by rapid income and population growth. The implementation of the...
Journal article

Implementing nationally determined contributions: building energy policies in India’s mitigation strategy

The Nationally Determined Contributions are allowing countries to examine options for reducing emissions through a range of domestic policies. India, like many developing countries, has committed to reducing emissions through specific policies, including building energy codes. Here we assess the potential of these sectoral policies...
Report

Evaluating the certification system of green building materials in China

Certification of green building materials is a proven and effective way to incorporate, at large scale, products that are energy efficient, have minimal ill effect on indoor air quality, and/or have other green attributes into buildings. Recently, the General Office of the State Council of...