Green building can effectively reduce building energy consumption and pollutant emissions. China has spent great efforts on developing green commercial buildings(GCBs). In this paper, we use the ANP-SWOT method to evaluate the development of GCBs in China. First, the SWOT matrix (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) was used to analyze the influence factors of the GCBs industry and to formulate alternative strategies. Then, the Analytical Network Process (ANP) methodology was utilized to establish a network structure and to calculate the weights of factors, sub-factors and strategies. Finally, based on strategies ranking, we drew the policy implications. The results showed that the insufficient economic incentives and inadequate attention are main factors curbing the development of China’s GCBs and strengthening preferential policies and improving evaluation system are two more effective strategies of GCBs development in China.
Keywords Green commercial building, ANP, SWOT, development strategy