The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is currently accelerating all of its climate initiatives in order to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The construction of insulated, energy efficient homes has been increasing thanks to the establishment of the “Tokyo Zero Emissions Housing” standards, which took Tokyo’s regional characteristics into consideration.
The installation of solar power generation equipment has played a particularly vital role in efforts to decarbonize, in addition to improving energy resilience during power outages and offering economic benefits.
Therefore, Tokyo is drafting a new program that would mandate large-scale housing suppliers that supply over 20,000 m2 of housing on a yearly basis to install solar power generation equipment on small and medium-sized new construction projects, after taking into consideration the property’s level of sun exposure and the buyer’s intent.
Public comment on the revisions made to the “Environmental Assurance Ordinance”, the ordinance on maintaining an environment that ensures the health and safety of Tokyo’s citizens, is currently underway.
We will continue to hold careful discussions, listening to opinions from Tokyo residents and businesses regarding the shape of the programs.