First in Japan for Large-Scale Office Buildings in LEED-NC
8 September 2016
Daikin Industries, Ltd., recently received the highest rank of Platinum Certification in the LEED* for New Construction (LEED-NC) rating system for the Technology and Innovation Center (hereinafter referred to as "TIC"). This was the first time in Japan for a large-scale office building to obtain this level.
Developed and managed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is a green building certification system that has expanded globally as an evaluation system for environmentally- responsible buildings and area development. Environmentally-responsible buildings are considered superior from the viewpoint of administrative costs and real estate property values, and the trend toward obtaining LEED certification, which originated in the United States, is accelerating worldwide, including in the Middle East and Asia.
The TIC is a building structure that combines Daikin technologies for achieving a zero energy building (ZEB). Here new energy-saving technologies are constantly being tested and verified with the building serving as a solution model for sustainability. In receiving this certification, the company earned high praise for its efforts for the TIC overall as well as for energy savings centered on Daikin air conditioning technologies, the comfort of the indoor environment, and the planning involved for energy measurement and data collection.
Additionally, Japan's Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE) awarded the TIC its highest level of S rank. With the TIC as the core facility for technology development for the Daikin Group, Daikin will continue verification and testing of the latest technologies for ZEB and create new value that contributes to resolving the various issues affecting society such as the environment and energy.
|Owner||Daikin Industries, Ltd.|
|Design/Supervision||Nikken Sekkei Ltd and NTT Facilities, Inc.|
|Location||1-1 Nishihitotsuya, Settsu City, Osaka Prefecture|
|Number of floors||1 floor below ground, 6 floors above ground, Penthouse 2 floors|
|Total floor area||47,911.86m2|
|Structure||Steel construction, steel framed reinforced concrete structure|
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