3 Future growth businesses — Environment-related business

3 Future growth businesses — Environment-related business

Recognizing that environmental problems are growing serious, Hulic is adopting the most advanced environmental engineering to raise the value of buildings.

Hulic’s environment-related business

1. Long-life building design for reconstructed buildings

When reconstructing a building, Hulic adopts a design for enabling substantial waste reductions and a longer service life, using high-grade building frames that can safely last for over 100 years. At the same time, the design allows the floor layout to be flexibly changed according to different usages, and the building exterior to be easily maintained.

Hulic’s principles for long-life buildings

  • Seismically reinforce buildings and use durable materials
  • Allow buildings to be easily modified and renovated
  • Design buildings to facilitate maintenance

2. Development and practical use of renewable energy

Based on the long-term environmental vision, Hulic has been working on environmental management with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 45% in 2030, toward “the realization of an ideal sustainable society of Hulic” in 2050.

In November 2019, Hulic joined the “RE100”*, an international initiative that aims to operate with 100% renewable energy and declared to achieve “RE100”* with their owned renewable energy plant. It will be the first case in Japan to achieve “100% in-house renewable energy facilities by 2025” to contribute the reduction of CO2 emission”.
In addition, Hulic is also making practical use of natural lighting and natural ventilation systems it jointly developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • Natural Ventilation systems
  • Natural Lighting louvers

* “RE100” is an international initiative in which member companies with the goal of making 100% renewable energy for their business activities. The headquarter of “RE100” is in London. Currently, more than 200 companies are members of RE100 all over the world including 25 Japanese companies

3. Initiatives for Fire-Resistant Wooden Buildings

Hulic has been developing fire-resistant wooden buildings and using timber that requires less energy for manufacturing and processing. In addition to the “fascination of warmth provided by wood”, constriction of wooden buildings leads to the reduction of CO2 emission by promoting forest cycles.
Currently, Hulic is developing Japan’s first 12-story fire resistant wooden commercial building in Ginza, one of our focus areas, and construction will be completed around autumn 2021.
In the future, we will plan not only commercial facility but also wooden nursing home.

Ginza 8-chome development project

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