WRI: Reporting Mechanism for Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings

For residential buildings, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) established the “Energy consumption statistical reporting mechanism of residential buildings” in 2007 to provide a comprehensive picture of residential energy consumption. This mechanism has been implemented in 23 cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Harbin, and will be extended throughout the country.

Information in this reporting system is organized in three different accounting tables: a basic information table, an energy consumption table, and a centralized heating supply table. Provincial governments direct the collection of this data, and report these tables to the Provincial housing department, which submits the integrated tables to MOHURD. The figure illustrates how the reporting mechanism works.