This May 17, 2016 photo shows residential building projects in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province. (Mo Yu / Xinhua)
The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development released the development plan Thursday
All new urban residential and public buildings should meet energy conservation requirements by 2020 with energy efficiency levels 20 percent higher than that in 2015, according to a development plan for the construction sector.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development released the development plan on Thursday.
About 40 percent of the new urban construction projects should use environment-friendly and energy-saving construction materials.
A cluster of residential buildings for sale in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province are seen in this Feb 26, 2016 photo. (Li Bo / Xinhua)
The output value of construction industry is expected to grow 7 percent annually from 2016 to 2020, according to the plan.