BIREST was established in 1978, which is directly leaded by Beijing Housing and Urban Construction Commission. Beijing Institute for Real Estate Science and Technology is the only public research institute in the field of real estate. In the institute, the major researches are focusing on the construction quality, housing safety assessment, energy-saving technology, boiler heating and air conditioning energy conservation, new building materials.

Wei Yang, Senior Engineer, has more than 15 years of experience in the field of safety of building structure material, building energy efficiency, and air pollution control. He has 14 published papers in various journals. Beijing Institute for Real Estate Science and Technology.