China low-E glass industry report, 2009, now available
China is a big consumer of energy. Its construction energy consumption reaches 500 million tons of standard coal annually, accounting for 27 percent of the total; besides, it is still increasing 5.84 percent above annually, much faster than the energy production growth rate, according to the report. The energy consumed by glass doors and windows takes approximately 40 percent of the total construction energy consumption. Based on a rough calculation, the energy consumption by glass accounts for 8 percent of the total energy consumption. The improving of glass energy-saving performance has become the key to achieving construction energy saving, according to an Oct. 12 PR-inside.com report.