A REGULATION drafted by the municipal construction bureau proposed a new tariff scheme for public buildings’ central air conditioning.
The regulation is expected to slash power consumption in newly built buildings by half after adoption.
All newly constructed public buildings will have to have energy saving devices according to the draft law. Existing buildings will have to install thermometers in individual rooms.
An expert involved in drafting the regulation said real estate owners used to be charged fees according to a gross coulometer. However, the new measure and tariff would charge individual users directly and help to reduce energy waste, he said.
The expert said the new tariff would also encourage more people to buy energy-efficient real estate.
Meanwhile, the city’s power supplier said the power consumption hit a record high this year-6.38 million kilowatts.
The government was mulling a new regulation to tackle power shortage, Shenzhen Evening News reported. The regulation said the temperature for hotels and restaurants room temperatures should not be lower than 25 degrees Celsius, offices should not be cooler than 26 degrees, and shopping malls and commercial centers should not have temperatures lower than 27 degrees.