Landsea is China’s market leader in sustainable real estate for the domestic commercial markets. It aims to provide buildings and construction services that are energy-efficient, innovative and with low carbon emissions, while being cost-effective and satisfying to its customers. In short, it wants to add long-term social and environmental value to the human habitat.
The company leads the industry in the innovation and implementation of green building technology. In both management and in the choice of techniques and materials for construction, it has made great strides towards the widespread adoption of sustainable practice. It offers a range of products and services for sustainable construction. Its assets have grown rapidly since 2001 when it was founded, at an average annual rate of over 40%.
One of the company’s major early projects was the International Block Project in Nanjing. This 350,000 square meter development was equipped with a low carbon ground-source heat pump for cooling and heating, then the world’s largest and first to be used in a domestic setting.
This and subsequent projects in Yangtze Delta cities, such as Wuxi, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Changzhou and Shanghai, have helped Landsea become one of the driving forces of China's Clean Revolution. It now devotes at least 2% of its annual revenue to research and development of sustainable buildings.
The company believes that sustainability is not an issue that enterprises can opt out of but is instead a fact of development that they must face. Landsea joined The Climate Group in 2008 to contribute its knowledge and to learn how it can enhance its sustainability impact in the world.
Landsea is a founder member of the Green Real Estate Group of the China Green Construction Committee, and a vice chairman member of the Earth Source Heat Pump Engineering Committee of China.
Through its projects, Landsea makes a tremendous contribution on energy saving and carbon reduction. In 13 Landsea projects, with a total floor space of two million square meters, ground source heat pumps and renewable energy resources such as solar energy are used as principal sources of energy. Compared with an average ‘non-sustainable’ house, this saves 90 kilograms of CO2 emissions per square meter, each year.
In the past eight years, Landsea Group has built sustainable residential property for around 25,000 customers in the Yangtze Delta. These homes have an electric efficiency that is 80% better than the national average, and a thermal insulation ratio is four times better. Across its portfolio, its sustainable construction techniques save an annual total of over 50 gigawatts per hour electricity and 50,000 tons of CO2.
To promote the development of green buildings, Landsea will leverage its expertise to create a culture of sustainability in construction, work environments and behavior patterns. It has founded the Landsea Student Assistance Fund, to provide support for researchers in sustainability, and the Landsea Green Fund which has been given ¥10 million to support sustainability in public services.