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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)

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

Environmental performance for fiscal 2018 (electricity consumption, fuel consumption, district heating and cooling consumption, water consumption, CO2 emissions) was as follows.

  Electricity
consumption
(MWh)
Fuel
consumption
(MWh)
District heating
and cooling
consumption
(MWh)
Water
consumption
(Thousand m³)
▶︎ CO2 emissions *
(Thousand t CO2)
2018 27,507 1,522 9,105 163 15

Introduction of LED Lighting

Continued to introduce LED lighting to reduce electricity bills and CO2.

Introduction of LED Lighting

<Case example>[Saitama]

Common hallway on standard floors

Common hallway on standard floors

Common area on the 1st floor

Common area on the 1st floor

Lavatories

Lavatories

Other cases

  • 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 (Rooftop)

Toyosu Prime Square
(Rooftop)

Yokohama Plaza Building (Rooftop)

Yokohama Plaza Building
(Rooftop)

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

ARK Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower

Hirakawacho 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.

エネルギーWEBシステムの導入【アークヒルズ 仙石山森タワー、平河町森タワー、明治安田生命さいたま新都心ビル】

Creation of green areas to promote biodiversity [ARK Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower]

Reference: Granted an AAA, the highest JHEP accreditation

Creation of green areas to promote biodiversity [ARK Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower]

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