Eco-Friendly Initiatives with Stakeholders
Introduction of Green Leases
At Shinjuku Maynds Tower, a property owned by the Investment Corporation, the promotion of LED lighting fixtures has been ongoing since 2012. It has been possible for both the tenants and the owner to enjoy the benefits since 2014 due to the use of a green lease system for tenants’ private areas. With the conversion to LED, tenants have been able to reduce their electricity fees to about half of the level prior to the implementation of LED upgrading work, while the building’s owner has been able to reduce its investment burden and improve the property’s value by receiving green lease fees.
Supply Chain Management
In order to promote environmental and social initiatives in its supply chain, the Investment Corporation has established a Sustainable Procurement Policy. When selecting new property management companies, suppliers, etc. or evaluating existing counterparties, the status of their sustainability-related initiatives is included in the criteria, along with their facilities management services, lease operation and management services, leasing services, etc., and they are required to understand and cooperate with the Investment Corporation's environmental and social initiatives.
Energy-Saving Efforts through Tenants
As an initiative aimed at tenants, the Investment Corporation is implementing awareness-raising activities to reduce energy consumption in our properties. For some properties, digital signage is installed in common areas such as EV halls to indicate energy consumption. In addition, Shinjuku Maynds Tower makes use of its website to visualize electricity consumption for each tenant.
(Shinjuku Maynds Tower)
The Investment Corporation conducts an urban development project to develop new office properties after acquiring land for development. In the ongoing Nihonbashi Bakurocho 1-chome Development Project (scheduled for completion in November 2022) and Kandasudacho 2-chome Development Project (scheduled for completion in June 2024), we have concluded project management contracts, construction subcontracting contracts, and design management contracts with specialist contractors who have a lot of experience in development and construction, and are working on urban development and urban renaissance with consideration for the environment while reducing risks. The Kandasudacho 2-Chome Depelopment Project uses a TASMO construction method to ensure business continuity (BCPs).
(Reference) About Taisei Corporation’s TASMO construction method
The TASMO (TAisei Smart MOnitoring system) construction method is a damping structure system that imparts necessary rigidity and focuses the absorption of seismic energy from a major earthquake to steel dampers, by connecting wall pillars having wall foundation rotation performance with steel dampers, in order to mitigate damage to the building body. It can be counted on not only to save human lives in the aftermath of a major earthquake, but also to sustain the building performance by preventing damage to nonstructural components.
Furthermore, by constructing a frame system made up of wall pillars as the outer shell structure, which is situated along the perimeter, it becomes possible for the building to realize areas that have no pillar forms, and create very spacious and highly innovative office space.
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