Energy / Climate Change

November 28, 2008


Ministry Selects 10 Model Projects for Housing and Buildings to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Keywords: Climate Change Government Non-manufacturing industry 

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport selected its first projects in June 2008, as model programs to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from residences and buildings for FY 2008. Based on evaluations by the Building Research Institute, the ministry selected ten projects from among 120 applications in three categories: new construction, renovation, and management. As CO2 emissions from household and business sectors have been increasing, the ministry aims to encourage CO2 reductions by subsidizing housing projects with high feasibility.

Deutsche Schule Kobe European School was selected in the category of newly constructed buildings. The school plans to build day-care centers, kindergartens and elementary schools with photovoltaic power generation systems and cool tubes installed, aiming to promote environmental education for children. In the category of newly constructed houses, two of the selected proposals were Miyashita Tomohiro of ATERIER TEKUTO CO., who developed eco-friendly housing utilizing aluminum, and PanaHome Co., which used a hybrid ventilation system as part of its Zero Energy Town Project.

In the category of renovation, Chuo University was selected, and honored for the drastic improvement of its thermal source system, as this would have ripple effects on other universities.

- Deutsche Schule Kobe/European School
- Building Research Institute
- Atelier Tekuto

- Environment Ministry Subsidizes Reduced CO2-Emission Housing (Related JFS articles)

Posted: 2008/11/28 06:56:09 AM