Eco-business / Social Venture

February 10, 2012


FAMILYNET-JAPAN Provides HEMS for Eco-Conscious Model Town in Yokohama

Keywords: Climate Change Eco-business / Social Venture Non-manufacturing industry 

JFS/FAMILYNET-JAPAN Provides HEMS for Eco-Conscious Model Town in Yokohama
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FAMILYNET-JAPAN CORPORATION (FNJ), an Internet service provider for condominiums, announced on October 31, 2011, that it would provide a Home Energy Management System (HEMS) to "Mina Garden Tookaichiba," where Yokohama City Housing Supply Corporation would sell 11 single-family houses. Its system connects the whole town to a network and introduces the "me-eco" service that makes energy consumption visible and encourages eco-friendly behavior. The construction of the town will be completed by the end of March 2012.

"Mina Garden Tookaichiba" is an urban-development project promoted as a part of the "Yokohama Eco-Conscious Model House Promotion Program - Everyone's Eco-Program" in the framework of a smart city project through coordination between the City of Yokohama, Yokohama City Housing Supply Corporation, universities, and local companies.

FNJ's "me-eco" makes usage of electricity, gas, water, and photovoltaic generation visible, and offers a "Home Automation" system that enables users to control air conditioning, lighting and water heaters from outside the home. In addition, it provides a content service that encourages green efforts inside the town utilizing the network function as well as a "Carbon Credit Trading Service". It is the first attempt in Japan to offer these services in an integrated manner for commercial purposes.

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Posted: 2012/02/10 06:00:15 AM