Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

September 15, 2005


NEC Opens Eco-Friendly Building Complex in Kawasaki

Keywords: Energy Conservation Manufacturing industry Reduce / Reuse / Recycle 

NEC Corp. has announced that on May 11, 2005, it opened environmentally-friendly office building complex named "NEC Tamagawa Renaissance City" in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Being environmentally-friendly for the whole life cycle, the facility was designed with consideration of resource and energy saving, harmony with the surrounding environment, and the reuse of construction materials from demolished buildings.

Specifically, its automatic daylight control system, cogeneration system and other features can reduce the energy required for facility operation by 41 percent. Waste during the construction process was cut by 50 percent through various efforts, such as delivery of completed building units to the site. The recyclable rate of material if the building is dismantled in the future will reach 97 percent, because of aggressive use of eco-friendly materials. By these efforts, NEC has succeeded in reducing carbon dioxide emissions over the building's entire life cycle by 38 percent.

Recycling systems of heating wastewater, rainwater, and blow water from cooling towers reduce water consumption by 45 percent. Garbage is composted and reused by the local farmers as soil a conditioner. Two thirds of the site (about 19,700 square meters) is open to the local residents as an urban open space of greenery and water.

NEC has won many awards for its achievements, including the 9th Global Environment Award sponsored by the Fujisankei Communications Group and FujiSankei Business i, the former Nihon Kogyo Shimbun.

Posted: 2005/09/15 10:43:46 PM
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