Reduction of Energy Consumption, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water Consumption and Waste (Initiatives for Climate Change, etc.)
Concerning initiatives for climate change, efforts to prevent global warming have accelerated around the world following the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals by the U.N. members in 2015 and the adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP21 in 2015, the first international framework adopted in 18 years since the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997.
In considering these as being important issues for the business activities of GOR and GAR, as well as for properties under management, we position “reduction of energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and waste” as one of the materialities going forward and seek to contribute to sustainability on the environmental front by reducing environmental burden through continuous reduction.
System to Promote Reduction of Energy-Related Consumption and PDCA Cycle [Environmental Management System (EMS)]
In order to realize environmental sustainability, we established our own Environmental Management System (EMS) to address various issues and have operated and managed the system through the ESG Promotion Council.
EMS based on the PDCA cycle (image)
Mid- to Long-Term Goal of Reduction of Energy-Related Consumption
We have reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through implementation of energy-saving/environmental burden reduction measures (introduction of facilities for energy-saving, improvement of operations, etc.). We will continue to work on energy-saving and reduction of environmental burden with the following goal going forward.
[Mid- to Long-Term Goal]
We will continue to work on energy-saving and reduction of environmental burden with the goal of reducing specific energy consumption and specific CO2 emissions of the entire portfolio by 1% per year on average over the next five years (with fiscal 2018 as the base) or by 5% over the five years.
Environmental performance for fiscal 2018 (electricity consumption, fuel consumption, district heating and cooling consumption, water consumption, CO2 emissions) was as follows.
|▶︎||CO2 emissions *
(Thousand t CO2)
Introduction of LED Lighting
Continued to introduce LED lighting to reduce electricity bills and CO2.
Common hallway on standard floors
Common area on the 1st floor
- Elevator hall [Shinagawa, Midosuji]
- Entrance [Otemachi, Saitama]
- Underground parking [Saitama]
Greening of Rooftop [Toyosu Prime Square, Yokohama Plaza Building, etc.]
We have worked on greening the rooftops of the properties we own.
Toyosu Prime Square
Yokohama Plaza Building
Case example of using renewable energy [ARK Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, Hirakawacho Mori Tower]
We have installed solar panels on the rooftop to utilize renewable energy.
ARK Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower
Hirakawacho Mori Tower
Introduction of energy web system
[ARK Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Saitama-Shintoshin Building, etc.]
Energy consumption in the dedicated areas are visualized to support active energy saving measures by tenants.
Creation of green areas to promote biodiversity [ARK Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower]