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Environment Initiatives

The Mitsubishi Estate Group has established an environmental management system and strives to protect the environment by promoting environmental initiatives and reducing environmental impact, while also complying with environmental laws and regulations. The Mitsubishi Estate Group also proposes cutting-edge environmental initiatives to ensure that its business activities play a leading role in the development of sustainable communities.
MEL strives to invest in environmentally friendly logistics facilities, and will continue to focus on maximizing the energy efficiency of our properties and is committed to minimizing environmental impact through various sustainable features and initiatives.
In addition, our sponsor, Mitsubishi Estate Inc., announced “Sustainable Development Goals 2030” in January 2020. We will continue to take on initiatives to realize a sustainable society as a Mitsubishi Estate group.

Reduction Target for Energy Consumption

The basic mid-to-long term goal is to reduce the energy consumption by an annual average rate of 1% in accordance with the Act on Rationalizing Energy Use.

Reduction Target for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The basic mid-to-long term goal is to reduce CO₂ emissions by an annual average rate of 1%.

Environmental Performance Data

Energy
Consumption
Total energy
consumption
(kWh)
Breakdown Data
coverage
(GFA basis)
(Note 1)
Energy
consumption
intensity
(kWh/m2)
(Note 2)
Percentage
Change
(vs previous year)
Renewable
energy
production
(kWh)
(Note 3)
Gas/fuel
consumption
(kWh)
Electricity
consumption
(㎾h)
Fiscal 2017 27,919,536 1,625,269 26,294,267 100% 50.20 - 5,478
Fiscal 2018 30,600,701 1,629,100 28,971,600 100% 54.95 9.5% 5,530
CO2 Emissions CO2 emissions
(t-CO2)
(Note 4)
Breakdown Data coverage
(GFA basis)
(Note 1)
CO2 emission intensity
(t-CO2/m2)
(Note 2)
Percentage Change
(vs previous year)
Scope1 emisssions
(t-CO2)
Scope2 emisssions
(t-CO2)
Fiscal 2017 13,754 291 13,463 100% 0.025 -
Fiscal 2018 15,125 292 14,833 100% 0.027 9.8%
Water Consumption Water supply usage(m3) Data coverage
(GFA basis)(Note 1)
Water consumption intensity
(m3/m2)(Note 2)
Percentage Change
(vs previous year)
Fiscal 2017 63,255 100% 0.114 -
Fiscal 2018 70,833 100% 0.127 11.9%
Waste Management Waste discharge weight(t) Recycling rate Data coverage
(GFA basis)(Note 1)
Fiscal 2017 16,298 17.6% 82.5%
Fiscal 2018 9,766 8.5% 87.9%
Note 1: Numerator = GFA of the property for which data is known(㎡)Denominator = Total GFA of Portfolio properties
Note 2: Numerator = Each consumption amount, Denominator = Total GFA of the Portfolio properties every fiscal year, and take consideration of occupancy rate
Note 3: All renewable energy generated in portfolio properties is sold to the outside.
Note 4: CO2 emissions is based on energy consumption reported by the propterty site. The figure includes CO2 emissions derived from energy consumption by tenant activities for the tenant space.

  • (Note)100% value is shown for the co-owned properties. Excludes LOGIPORT Osaka Taisho.

Contributions to the Environment through Our Portfolio

Renewable Energy Use

Mitsubishi Estate Group is committed to develop environmental friendly facilities which are key components of its ESG initiatives. As part of its renewable energy program, Mitsubishi Estate plans to install solar panels systems on the rooftops of facilities. In addition, MEL is currathy considering to install solar panels for the properties that has no yet been installed.

  • Logicross Fukuoka Hisayama

  • LOGIPORT Sagamihara

  • Logicross Atsugi

  • MJ Logipark Tsuchiura 1

Energy Saving Initiatives

  • Insulated sandwich panels for exterior wall

  • Installment of motion detected sensor

  • Installment of LED lightings

  • Installation of advanced LED with tablet-controlled
    and time-controlled dimming systems

  • Reuse the OA floor panels
    of the Marunouchi office buildings

  • Update air-conditioning system

BCP Initiatives

  • Installment of private power generators

  • Seismic isolators

Environmental Collaboration Efforts with Tenant・Stakeholders

MEL and MJIA, the asset management company, endeavors to contribute to a sustainable environment by improving the environmental performance of the properties under management. However, we believe that the understanding and cooperation of tenants are also important. We aim to collaborate for a sustainable environmental society in order to promote awareness-raising activities for tenants. MEL has introduced green lease contract that allows both building owners and tenants to share merits, and promote sustainability-related initiatives in cooperation with tenants.

Awareness-Raising Activities for Tenants

In order to take the lead in energy-saving activities, we have prepared building regulation manuals describing the environmental cooperation clause such as waste sorting, recycling recommendations, air conditioning operation standards, idling stopping. In addition, we are implementing awareness-raising activities by distributing posters to common areas on each floor.

Green Lease

MEL conducted LED lighting installation works for a part of a tenant office space at the expense of MEL based on the green lease contract. A certain ratio of the highly reduced amount of electricity bills and maintenance costs (costs for exchanging fluorescent bulbs) has been paid from the tenants in return as Green Lease fee.

Cooperation with Property Management Company and Selection Criteria・Evaluation Measures

MEL has established a criteria for the selection of property management companies to which property management is entrusted, and in principle, evaluates all property management companies once a year.
MEL and MJIA are engaging with property management companies to share our vision, policies of sustainability and when making contract with a new tenant, property managers explain these ideas to tenants to achieve their cooperation.

Education to Employees on Green Building

MJIA provides sustainability training annually by external specialist to improve awareness and knowledge on green building for its employees.

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