Gallery: Shimizu Corporation’s New Tokyo Headquarters is the ‘World’s L...

 

After the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami Japan shut down all of its nuclear reactors and set regional energy reduction targets to help meet energy demands without having to increase generating capacity. No one seems to be taking this heightened awareness of energy efficiency and renewable energy more seriously than the Shimizu Corporation, a large architecture, engineering and construction firm based in Tokyo. On August 1, they opened their new headquarters – which is touted to be the least carbon-emitting building in the world.

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  1. Taz Loomans August 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Thanks for your comment @kobrienemerge. Yes, I think we should look to Japan for lots of innovative green building strategies in their new era of energy efficiency and renewable energy after their energy crisis.

  2. kobrien_emerge August 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Great to see this constructive response to Japan’s (hopefully former) reliance on nuclear power. We really do have throw away conventional solutions, and find integrated and lasting ones. This takes more effective leadership, my focus after 30 years in the green building biz, @emergeleadership.net

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