The Mizuho New E1 Building of the Nagoya Site Was Selected for Sustainable Buildings and Other Leading Projects (Advanced CO2 Emission Reduction Type)
February 21, 2018
NGK INSULATORS, LTD. (President Taku Oshima; Headquarters: Nagoya, Japan; "NGK") today announced that the Mizuho New E1 Building administrative- and welfare-functions building which is located in the Nagoya Site (Mizuho Ward, Nagoya City) and scheduled to be completed by NGK INSULATORS, LTD. in June 2019, has been selected for the Fiscal 2017 (Second) Sustainable Buildings and Other Leading Projects (Advanced CO2 Emission Reduction Type) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Sustainable Buildings and Other Leading Projects (Advanced CO2 Emission Reduction Type) are publicly offered projects that have been adopted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as development projects for housing and buildings that will become outstanding leading projects with respect to achieving CO2 emission reduction, and are supported by partial subsidies, including the maintenance costs of the adopted project.
The Mizuho New E1 Building is an administrative- and welfare-functions building scheduled to be built in the Mizuho district inside NGK’s Nagoya Site. The new building will effectively utilize the low-temperature combustion waste heat of up to 250 degrees Celsius discharged from the firing furnace of the adjacent factory, which has hitherto not been used, for the air-conditioning and hot-water supply. In addition, the new building will be a Net-Zero Energy Building (ZEB) that reduces CO2 emissions by 54%, measured against the standards of the Energy Conservation Law, through such features as natural ventilation and natural lighting achieved by the inclusion of a glass-paneled ventilation passage, known as an Eco Void. Furthermore, NGK will install various mechanisms to realize a comfortable working environment, including the Building Energy Management System (BEMS) equipped with radiation cooling and heating, and simulators, and NGK has been assessed regarding such points as the company aiming to achieve a good balance between its CO2 emission reduction measures and its promotion of employees’ health.
Under the NGK Group Guidelines for Corporate Behavior, the NGK Group is committed to supporting the preservation of the global environment and ensuring a comfortable workplace environment in the course of its corporate business activities. The Mizuho New E1 Building has been designed on the basis of these business conduct guidelines. Through the construction and operation of this new building, NGK will achieve both CO2 emission reductions and a comfortable workplace environment. Moreover, NGK will strive to disseminate these features to its offices in the regions and inside plant premises, in the form of various advanced initiatives.
Overview of the Mizuho New E1 Building
Address: 2-56, Suda-cho, Mizuho, Nagoya, Japan
Building area: 2,569 m2
Number of floors: 6 floors above ground
Building height: 31 m
Total floor area: 12,180 m2
Use: Offices, cafeteria, clinic, other uses
Construction period: June 2018 - June 2019
Start of use: September 2019