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 14, 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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