Implementing Eco-Friendly Initiatives via Real Estate Investment

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Introduction and Upgrading of LED Lighting, Etc.

The Investment Corporation is steadily moving forward with conversion to LED (installation of LED lighting and lighting equipment with human-detecting sensors) in the common and private areas of all office properties it owns, with a target of 100% LED conversion by the close of the fiscal year ending in May 2026 (41st FP.) (Assuming this target is achieved, the estimated effect between the fiscal period ended May 2021 (31st FP) and the fiscal period ending May 2026 (41st FP) is forecast to be equivalent to an approximately 11% reduction in power and an approximately 4,400t reduction in CO2 emissions.)

Introduction of LED in line with renovation of common areas on each floor

(Daiwa Sasazuka Tower)
(CONCURRED Yokohama)

Introduction of High-Efficiency Heat Source Equipment/Upgrading of Air-Conditioning Equipment

In conjunction with updating of heat source and air-conditioning equipment at properties it owns, the Investment Corporation is introducing high-efficiency heat source equipment with superior energy efficiency and upgrading to air-conditioning equipment with excellent energy-saving performance. (The estimated effect between the fiscal period ended May 2021 (31st FP) and the fiscal period ending May 2026 (41st FP) is forecast to be equivalent to an approximately 1.4% reduction in power and an approximately 570t reduction in CO2 emissions.)

Upgrading of air-conditioning equipment
(Daiwa Akasaka)
Upgrading of air-conditioning equipment
(Daiwa Ginza)

Introduction and Upgrading of Water-Efficient Equipment

At properties that it owns, the Investment Corporation is improving water conservation through measures such as upgrading to sanitary equipment with excellent water-saving performance and using rainwater and reclaimed water for general service water in buildings.

Construction work for toilets
(Daiwa sasazuka)

Construction work for toilets
(Daiwa Shinagawa Gotenyama)

Installation of Solar-Wind Streetlights

The Investment Corporation has installed solar-wind streetlights at one of the properties it owns, Daiwa River Gate. This property facing the Sumida River is leveraging its location characteristics (i.e., strong winds, ample sunlight) to use natural renewable energy in order to improve illumination of nearby buildings while also addressing crime prevention.

Installation of solar-wind streetlights
(Daiwa River Gate)

Environmental Pollution Countermeasures

When acquiring new properties, the Investment Corporation strives to avoid risks by checking in advance for environmental and social risks to ensure there are no problems, including hazardous substances (PCB, asbestos, etc.) and soil contamination, in addition to conducting site inspections and surveys. If hazardous substances or the like are present at a property that it owns, it will implement appropriate countermeasures, management, and disposal in compliance with the laws and regulations.

Promoting Greening of Walls and Rooftops/Conserving Biodiversity

The Investment Corporation is promoting the greening of properties in its possession as part of its efforts to address climate change and biodiversity.
One of the properties owned by the Investment Corporation, Daiwa Azabu Terrace, is notable for its stylish design with greenery on multiple levels. The rooftop level and the roof areas of the third to sixth floors, which have a terraced structure due to height restrictions based on shadow control regulations, form a rooftop garden (approx. 1,523 ㎡) with a different concept on each level. With a planting plan that takes the ecosystem network into account by using many plants native to the region, it is a green office building that leverages the appeal of the rooftop garden while also addressing the conservation of biodiversity.

Rooftop garden
(CONCURRED Yokohama)
Entrance planting
(Daiwa Shibuya Shinsen)

A green office building that leverages the appeal of its rooftop garden
(Daiwa Azabu Terrace)

(Reference)
Awards received by Daiwa Azabu Terrace:
Selected among the 100 Corporate Green Initiatives Preserving Biodiversity in 2010, winner of the 9th Environmental and Equipment Design Award and 2011 Good Design Award, etc.
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