Policy / Systems / Technology

February 17, 2013


Senshu University Wins Kawasaki Environmental Show-Window Award 2012

Keywords: Environmental Technology University / Research institute 

Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, has selected Senshu University for the grand prize of the Kawasaki Environmental Show-Window Award 2012, according to a press release on October 24, 2012. With the aim of publicizing and promoting energy-conservation and energy-generation technologies and products, the award recognizes businesses and organizations in the city for their outstanding achievements in these areas.

Senshu University has been engaged in energy conservation initiatives, and successfully reduced its annual electricity consumption by more than 2 million kilowatt-hours. For air conditioners and light fixtures, the university introduced an individual control system that allows faculty members and students to switch on or off at their discretion in each room, in addition to the central control system. It also built a ventilation control system that automatically brings in fresh air from outside when carbon dioxide concentrations in a room exceed a certain level.

In the screening process, the university was rated highly because: (a) the whole campus was involved in the initiative; (b) its students themselves designed the power monitoring system; and (c) it made positive efforts to visualize energy use.

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