Wanda Group takes sustainability very seriously and is seen as a pioneer in the construction of environmentally friendly and energy-saving buildings in China.Wanda Group is one of China's earliest adopters of sustainable building practices. In 2014, the company was awarded a total of 67 National Green Building Certificates and 17 Green Building Operations Certificates, accounting for 30% of the total number of certificates issued that year.
Energy conservation is a major priority for Wanda's commercial construction projects. All Wanda Plazas opened since 2010 have met national standards for energy efficiency. Since the introduction of the Green Building Label by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in 2009, most recipients of the label have been Wanda Plazas.
Ten Wanda Plazas have been issued Green Building Labels by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, becoming the first Chinese commercial projects to obtain the label.
Prior to the introduction of the government’s energy saving construction regulations in 2001, Wanda Group had already begun developing its own energy saving technologies. The adoption of insulation materials for external walls in the Dalian Yongjingtai project achieved substantial results, by reducing energy consumption by 65% in comparison with traditional residential building materials.
While developing the 1 million square meter Nanchang Wanda Star City project in 2003, Wanda Group became the nation’s first developer to massively adopt external wall insulation technology, a move that reduced energy consumption by 65%. The Wanda Star City project was recognized as one of Jiangxi Province’s model energy efficient projects.
A new air purification system installed at the Wanda headquarters and Sofitel Wanda Beijing Hotel is capable of filtering over 90% of PM2.5 particles, ensuring air quality adheres to the Ambient Air Quality Standard jointly issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. For example, the PM2.5 outside of the building is as high as 1,000 micrograms per cubic meter, whereas the figure inside the buildings is less than 100.