Dalian Wanda Group, Shougang Group Co., Ltd. and Mr. Cai Fangming to Receive Leadership Awards at Greenbuild China
Award recipients recognized for being at the forefront of green building in China
SHANGHAI – (October 13, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creators of the LEED green building program, announced Dalian Wanda Group, Shougang Group Co., Ltd. and Mr. Cai Fangming as the 2017 Greenbuild Leadership Award recipients. The awards will be presented for the first time in China as part of the inaugural Greenbuild China conference and exposition. The awards ceremony will take place at the conference in Shanghai on Oct. 18.
The Greenbuild Leadership Awards recognize exceptional organizations and individuals at the forefront of the green building movement. It recognizes contributions to China and the green building community that work to enhance environmental performance and improve quality of life.
“Dalian Wanda Group, Shougang Group Co., Ltd. and Mr. Cai Fangming are dedicated to helping transform our built environment and their efforts are an inspiration to us all,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the organization that certifies all LEED projects worldwide. “As China continues to take bold steps to drive green growth, these leaders are encouraging the adoption of green business practices and we look forward to honoring their efforts at Greenbuild China.”
The 2017 Greenbuild China Leadership Awards recipients’ achievements include:
- Dalian Wanda Group is the world’s largest property company and one of China’s strongest advocates of sustainable building. As a USGBC strategic partner, they are committed to advancing green and healthy buildings and cities through the use of LEED and Wanda’s Huiyun system to support efficient building management.
- Shougang Group Co., Ltd. is one of China’s largest steel companies and a Fortune 500 company. As a USGBC and GBCI partner, the organization is working to expand LEED in China and advance green building education and workforce development. Through the adoption of LEED and the WELL Building Standard, Shougang Group hopes to achieve a “green Beijing” that serves as a national example of green innovation.
- Mr. Cai Fangming is a driving force and advocate for the adoption of green building technology that reduces carbon emissions and conserves environmental resources. Under his leadership, the Shanghai Expo Urban Best Practices Area has emerged as a green building innovation and earned the project LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) precertification in 2013.
To support China’s pivotal sustainability efforts, Greenbuild China will bring together global industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building. The conference will take place October 17-18 providing two days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities and industry showcases. The conference provides a forum for the green building community to unite and address some of the world’s most pressing issues, including air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change. Workshops will explore the LEED green building program and its impact, as well as other GBCI green business programs, such as WELL and the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) for land design and development. Registration is open and attendees must register at http://greenbuild.usgbc.org/china.