Energy Conservation

Tokyo Launches Campaign to Promote Switch to LED Home Lighting

September 4, 2017

Energy Conservation

 

Tokyo Launches Campaign to Promote Switch to LED Home Lighting

 
Japan's Greenhouse Gas Emissions in FY2015 Fall to FY2010 Levels, Conservation and Renewables Cited as Contributors

June 28, 2017

Climate Change

 

Japan's Greenhouse Gas Emissions in FY2015 Fall to FY2010 Levels, Conservation and Renewables Cited as Contributors

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced on December 6, 2016, prelimi...
 
First Green Bonds Issued by TMG Sell Out on Same Day

May 4, 2017

Money

 

First Green Bonds Issued by TMG Sell Out on Same Day

Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) issued its first green bonds on November 24...
 
LIXIL, Fuji Xerox Win 2015 Energy Conservation Awards

April 17, 2016

Energy Conservation

 

LIXIL, Fuji Xerox Win 2015 Energy Conservation Awards

The Energy Conservation Center, Japan, announced on January 19, 2016, the winne...
 
Takenaka's Multiple Power Source Control System Promises to Improve Efficiency, Reduce CO2 Emissions

April 4, 2016

Energy Conservation

 

Takenaka's Multiple Power Source Control System Promises to Improve Efficiency, Reduce CO2 Emissions

Takenaka Corp., a leading Japanese construction company, announced September 25...
 
Small City Wants to Become 'Big Experimental City' with New Pilot Programs

March 4, 2016

Policy / Systems

 

Small City Wants to Become 'Big Experimental City' with New Pilot Programs

Katsuragi City of Nara Prefecture and Ricoh Japan, an office equipment sales c...
 
Recent Japanese Trends in Energy Self-Sufficient Architecture

October 12, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

Recent Japanese Trends in Energy Self-Sufficient Architecture

To address the challenge of reducing energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2...
 
From Energy-Saving Architecture to Energy Self-Sufficient Architecture: History of Energy-Saving Architecture in Japan

September 16, 2014

Newsletter

 

From Energy-Saving Architecture to Energy Self-Sufficient Architecture: History of Energy-Saving Architecture in Japan

To address the challenge of reducing energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO...
 
Tokyo Announces CO2 Emissions, Confirms Continued Implementation of Energy-Saving Measures

July 23, 2014

Climate Change

 

Tokyo Announces CO2 Emissions, Confirms Continued Implementation of Energy-Saving Measures

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) compiled preliminary reports on reductio...
 
Energy-Saving Effort with Peak-Shift Vending Machine Wins 2013 Energy Conservation Award

July 21, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

Energy-Saving Effort with Peak-Shift Vending Machine Wins 2013 Energy Conservation Award

The Energy Conservation Center, Japan, announced on January 22, 2014, the winne...
 
Shibaura Institute of Technology's Zero-Energy House Awarded at 'Ene-Mane House 2014'

June 2, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

Shibaura Institute of Technology's Zero-Energy House Awarded at 'Ene-Mane House 2014'

The Shibaura Institute of Technology submitted a zero-energy house to "Ene-Mane...
 
More than 90% of Sapporo Citizens Taking Action to Save Energy

May 14, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

More than 90% of Sapporo Citizens Taking Action to Save Energy

A public opinion survey conducted by the municipal government of Sapporo, a cit...
 
Maximum 22.8% Cut in Peak Power Use Achieved in Yokohama Demonstration Project

May 3, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

Maximum 22.8% Cut in Peak Power Use Achieved in Yokohama Demonstration Project

Yokohama, Japan, announced on October 24, 2013, that it had achieved a maximum ...
 
University Research Group Develops Zero Standby Power Consumption Wake-up Circuit

April 28, 2014

Environmental Technology

 

University Research Group Develops Zero Standby Power Consumption Wake-up Circuit

Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, announced on December 5, 2013, the deve...
 
Toyota Aqua is World's Most Efficient Hybrid Car

April 14, 2014

Corporate

 

Toyota Aqua is World's Most Efficient Hybrid Car

Toyota Motor Corporation began sales of an improved model of its Aqua compact hy...
 
METI to Ascertain Power Use in 10,000 Households

April 12, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

METI to Ascertain Power Use in 10,000 Households

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced on March 24, 2...
 
Peak Shaving Behavior Proves Most Effective at Enhancing the Company Brand Value

March 15, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

Peak Shaving Behavior Proves Most Effective at Enhancing the Company Brand Value

A study conducted by the Brand Strategy Institute (BSI: a general incorporated ...
 
Energy Saving Support System for Households Starts in Nagano Prefecture

January 22, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

Energy Saving Support System for Households Starts in Nagano Prefecture

Nagano Prefecture announced the commencement of an energy saving support program...
 
Toshiba Tec Co. Wins METI Minister Award in Green IT Awards 2013

December 21, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

Toshiba Tec Co. Wins METI Minister Award in Green IT Awards 2013

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced on September 1...
 
New Roof Panel Made of Reeds, Moss Proven to Make Interiors Cooler

November 27, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

New Roof Panel Made of Reeds, Moss Proven to Make Interiors Cooler

Mossgreen Eco, a non-profit organization (NPO) that focuses on the use of moss ...
 
Coastal Amusement Park in Japan Installs Seawater Heat Pump to Save Energy

November 13, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

Coastal Amusement Park in Japan Installs Seawater Heat Pump to Save Energy

Yokohama Hakkeijima Inc., the company operating Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Para...
 
Japanese Research Institute Succeeds in Test Run of Train Using Superconducting Cable

November 9, 2013

Environmental Technology

 

Japanese Research Institute Succeeds in Test Run of Train Using Superconducting Cable

The Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) of Japan announced on July 2...
 
Energy-Saving Light-Control Film Developed, Automatically Adjusts Sunlight Transmission in Summer and Winter

November 8, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

Energy-Saving Light-Control Film Developed, Automatically Adjusts Sunlight Transmission in Summer and Winter

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AI...
 
District Heating and Cooling of Tokyo Sky Tree Area Largely Reduces Energy Use, CO2 Emissions

October 29, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

District Heating and Cooling of Tokyo Sky Tree Area Largely Reduces Energy Use, CO2 Emissions

Two Tokyo-based companies--Tobu Railway Co., a major private railway operato...
 
Kao Releases 'Ultra Attack Neo' Detergent to Finish Wash Load in Only 5 Minutes

October 4, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kao Releases 'Ultra Attack Neo' Detergent to Finish Wash Load in Only 5 Minutes

Kao Corp., a major Japanese manufacturer of consumer products such as cosme...
 
 Eco-Cooking - Tokyo Gas Co.

September 17, 2013

Newsletter

 

Eco-Cooking - Tokyo Gas Co.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 104) http://www.to...
 
Previously Untapped Water Discharge from Japanese Dam Now Generates Electricity for 300 Households

September 17, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

Previously Untapped Water Discharge from Japanese Dam Now Generates Electricity for 300 Households

The Chugoku Electric Power Co. announced on April 10, 2013, that it had star...
 
Japanese Ministry to Subsidize Local Governments for Introduction of LED Streetlights

September 16, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Japanese Ministry to Subsidize Local Governments for Introduction of LED Streetlights

Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced on March 29, 2013, that it has s...
 
Keio University Succeeds in Experiment to Control Electricity Supply and Demand of 1,000 Households

September 7, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

Keio University Succeeds in Experiment to Control Electricity Supply and Demand of 1,000 Households

Keio University announced on May 22, 2013 that it succeeded in an experimen...
 
First Year-Long Test of 'Smart Energy House' Shows 88% Less Electricity Use, Huge Drop in Bills

November 30, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

First Year-Long Test of 'Smart Energy House' Shows 88% Less Electricity Use, Huge Drop in Bills

Leading Japanese energy supplier Osaka Gas Co. and Sekisui House Ltd., a maj...
 
City of Kitakyushu Tests Dynamic Pricing in Advance of Peak Demand to Encourage Energy Saving

November 12, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

City of Kitakyushu Tests Dynamic Pricing in Advance of Peak Demand to Encourage Energy Saving

The city of Kitakyushu, in Japan's Fukuoka Prefecture, started the trial ado...
 
Number of Companies Implementing Power-Saving Measures Growing Nationwide

November 8, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Number of Companies Implementing Power-Saving Measures Growing Nationwide

Teikoku Databank, a credit research company, announced on July 4, 2012, the resu...
 
Expanded

October 26, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Expanded "Cool-Sharing" Campaign in Japan Helped Save Energy in Summer 2012

In summer 2012, the idea of "cool sharing" gained popularity amid growing awaren...
 
Japanese Power Company to Begin Negawatt Exchange to Meet Peak Demand

October 24, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Japanese Power Company to Begin Negawatt Exchange to Meet Peak Demand

Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) announced on June 21, 2012, that it would intr...
 
Nissan Promotes Power Saving Initiative Together with Kitakyushu City

October 19, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nissan Promotes Power Saving Initiative Together with Kitakyushu City

Nissan Motor Co. of Japan announced on July 9, 2012, a power saving initiative n...
 
YKK AP Introduces Solar Heat Barriers for Homes

September 6, 2012

Environmental Technology

 

YKK AP Introduces Solar Heat Barriers for Homes

YKK AP Inc., a major Japanese construction material manufacturer specializin...
 
Tokyo Advocates Smart Power Saving with New Energy Management Promotion Policy

September 3, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Tokyo Advocates Smart Power Saving with New Energy Management Promotion Policy

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced on May 14, 2012, that it has f...
 
Energy-On-Demand Power Control System for Smart House Energy Management

August 13, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Energy-On-Demand Power Control System for Smart House Energy Management

Kyoto University of Japan announced on May 22, 2012, that a research team of...
 
Coca-Cola Aiming to Reduce Energy Consumption by 15% in its 800,000 Vending Machines

August 6, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Coca-Cola Aiming to Reduce Energy Consumption by 15% in its 800,000 Vending Machines

Coca-Cola System, consisting of Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. and 12 bottling companies ...
 
Saitama Prefecture Introduces First

June 27, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Saitama Prefecture Introduces First "Green Roof" Convenience Store Project

Saitama Prefecture in central Japan announced on March 13, 2012, the introdu...
 
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Survey Shows 94% Make Power-Saving Efforts after Earthquake

June 4, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Survey Shows 94% Make Power-Saving Efforts after Earthquake

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government revealed, on March 6, 2012, the results of...
 
Panasonic and Others Win 2011 Energy Conservation Award

June 1, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Panasonic and Others Win 2011 Energy Conservation Award

The Energy Conservation Center of Japan (ECCJ) announced on January 23, 2012...
 
Toto Unveils Tankless Toilet that Saves Water, Power -- and Cleans Itself

May 5, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toto Unveils Tankless Toilet that Saves Water, Power -- and Cleans Itself

Toto Ltd., a major Japanese manufacturer of bathroom and kitchen fixtures, r...
 
Toshiba Announces Launch of New Ene-Farm Household Fuel Cell

March 31, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Toshiba Announces Launch of New Ene-Farm Household Fuel Cell

Reprinted by courtesy of TOSHIBA CORPORATION (C)Copyright TOSHIBA CORPORATION 2...
 
Japanese 2011 LED Lighting Market Grew 85.7% in One Year: Market Study

March 23, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Japanese 2011 LED Lighting Market Grew 85.7% in One Year: Market Study

Yano Research Institute Ltd., a Japanese marketing research company, announced o...
 
Panasonic Establishes Corporate Electricity Saving Division

February 3, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Panasonic Establishes Corporate Electricity Saving Division

Panasonic Corporation, a major consumer electronics company, established the...
 
Tokyo Tower Saves Energy on Christmas Illuminations

January 30, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Tokyo Tower Saves Energy on Christmas Illuminations

Tokyo Tower was illuminated with holiday lighting from Nov. 3 until Decembe...
 
Coca-Cola to Actively Introduce Vending Machines with LED Lighting

January 14, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Coca-Cola to Actively Introduce Vending Machines with LED Lighting

On September 6, 2011, Coca-Cola System Japan, which consists of Coca-Cola Ja...
 
Rise in Awareness of Electricity Conservation, Home Solar Power Systems Seen after Earthquake in Japan

January 10, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Rise in Awareness of Electricity Conservation, Home Solar Power Systems Seen after Earthquake in Japan

Housing Company, part of the Sekisui Chemical Group, released on August 18,...
 
Japanese Companies to Test New System to Promote Use of Electric-Powered Taxis, Reduce GHGs

December 29, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Companies to Test New System to Promote Use of Electric-Powered Taxis, Reduce GHGs

Five Japanese companies jointly announced on July 5, 2011, that their experiment...
 
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