Energy consumption and mitigation technologies of the building sector in Japan

Shuzo Murakami, Mark D. Levine, Hiroshi Yoshino, Takashi Inoue, Toshiharu Ikaga, Yoshiyuki Shimoda, Shuichi Miura, Tomoki Sera, Masahiro Nishio, Yasuhiro Sakamoto, Wataru Fujisaki

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Abstract

Since the primary due period of 2008-2012 of the Kyoto Protocol Target Year is close at hand, specific measures for the prevention of global warming should be implemented in all areas. This paper outlines the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission trends in the residential and commercial sectors in Japan. The paper presents the projections of CO2 emissions until 2050. The projections indicated that if the various energy conservation measures were implemented, up to 59% of reduction in CO2 emissions against the 1990 level can be achieved. The paper also describes political measures in energy conservation, including the building energy conservation standard, Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE), top-runner programs, financial incentives, and the dissemination of Cool Biz concept.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Built Environment
Pages731-738
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2007 Oct 282007 Oct 31

Publication series

NameIAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment
Volume2

Other

Other6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period07/10/2807/10/31

Keywords

  • Building
  • Energy
  • GHG
  • Japan
  • PCC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Murakami, S., Levine, M. D., Yoshino, H., Inoue, T., Ikaga, T., Shimoda, Y., Miura, S., Sera, T., Nishio, M., Sakamoto, Y., & Fujisaki, W. (2007). Energy consumption and mitigation technologies of the building sector in Japan. In IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment (pp. 731-738). (IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment; Vol. 2).