Tokyo’s Green Building Program has reduced power consumption by 20%

Tokyo city officials calculate that its Green Building Program reduced energy consumption by 20% since its inception, a statistic they identify as the reason the power stayed on during the 2011 earthquake.

December 07, 2012

Tokyo city officials calculate that its Green Building Program reduced energy consumption by 20% since its inception, a statistic they identify as the reason the power stayed on during the 2011 earthquake. The measure to construct low-emission, energy-efficient buildings was launched in 2002. It has inspired green building practices in other parts of Japan, and Tokyo officials view their plan as a global sustainability model.

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