The Plan states that the number of green buildings should account for over 50 percent of all newly constructed buildings in urban areas by 2020, and that more than 60 percent of existing residential buildings in urban areas across the country should be retrofitted to energy-efficient buildings. To achieve these goals, the Plan outlines the following main areas of action:
1) raising energy conservation standards for buildings;
2) accelerate implementation;
3) steadily increase the energy performance level of existing buildings; and
4) integrate renewable energy to buildings.
The Plan also encourages architect firms, consulting companies and energy service companies to provide one-stop shop services including from planning, design, energy consumption simulation, Energy Management Systems, energy audits, green performance assessments all the way to financing, construction and operation. This is also intended to guide project developers to invest in and operate projects relating to building energy efficiency and green buildings through models of public-private-partnership and franchising.