Forecasting Green Building Growth in Different Regions of China

Linyan Chen, Albert P.C. Chan, Qiang Yang, Amos Darko, Xin Gao

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Green building has significant merits in energy conservation and resource efficiency, making it prevalent in many countries. Forecasting green building growth helps governments develop relevant policies and benefits researchers to solve the problem of lack of data. Although there were various studies on green building development, few forecasted growth to inform green building policy. To fill the gap, this study aims to develop an innovative approach to predict green building growth in different regions of China. A long short-term memory (LSTM) model with an attention mechanism was put forward in this study. Results show that the innovative model performed well in forecasting green building growth. The green building development in China keeps an increasing trend and will continue the growth at a higher speed in the following years. Moreover, geographical clustering patterns of green buildings were investigated, and a three-step distribution pattern was observed. Although this research was conducted in the Chinese context, it provides references to other countries by proposing an innovative model, which helps them better understand the patterns of green building growth. This study developed an innovative approach to forecasting green buildings, contributing to the existing green building knowledge body. Furthermore, it benefits governments and practitioners in decision-making.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022042
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction World Building Congress 2022, WBC 2022 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 27 Jun 202230 Jun 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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