Beijing Committee of the Jiu San Society points out that rail transit construction projects should value energy saving and environmental protection to reduce energy consumption to the minimum after survey. Beijing rail transit network now consists of 19 lines and covers an operational mileage of 574 km. Beijing Subway transported over three billion passengers in 2016, making rail transit the first green travel choice of Beijing residents.
According to Beijing Committee of the Jiu San Society, with the development of rail transit and the increase in station scale and facility system, the energy consumption of vehicle traction, station lighting and facility system has increased greatly. What’s more, the total energy consumption of urban rail transit will rise greatly due to the continuous extending of the network scale and increase in the number of stations.
After survey, Beijing Committee of the Jiu San Society noted that with the development of the subway network, stations, rolling stock depot and parking lots are occupying more and more urban land and consuming more energy.
Thus Beijing Committee of the Jiu San Society suggests that the government work out a technical framework on and evaluation standards of rail transit green buildings, clearly define responsibilities of different departments, safeguard the implementation of life cycle rail transit green buildings, formulate specific punishment and reward measures, improve the assessment system and strengthen the construction of rail transit green buildings and the dynamic supervision and administration of their operation.
Besides, favorable financial policies should be made to support the energy saving reconstruction and construction of new lines of trail transit. Relevant government departments should support and encourage the research and development of comprehensive green rail transit technology, promote the integration of stations and their surrounding lands, improve the integration concept of green rail transit, and take into consideration of the construction of rail transit green buildings and their operation and usage.