LEED O+M: Existing Buildings v3 - LEED 2009
Techno-Station, Obayashi Corporation
LEED Platinum 2013
Techno-Station was built in 2010 on the basis of three main concepts: the most advanced research environment, environment-friendliness, and safety and security features.
Located in Kiyose, City, Tokyo, Japan, Obayashi Corporation Technical Research Institute has nine buildings onsite.
Techno-Station, the main building of the Technical Research Institute, was built in 2010 on the basis of three main concepts: the most advanced research environment, environment-friendliness, and safety and security features.
- One-room type work place with high visibility
- Establishment of a place that will generate a wide variety of communications
- Active use of natural energies (such as sunlight and geothermal heating)
- 55% reduction of CO2 emission (compared to a typical office building)
- Japan’s first achievement of carbon neutrality at a research facility
- CASBEE (Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency; Japan
- Acquisition of the highest rank, “S” grade, for new construction and existing buildings.
Safety and security:
- The first super active base isolation system in the world
- Security system using IC tags
The high environmental performance of Techno-Station has been observed in Japan and the facility has fully met the requirements of LEED. The energy-saving performance has contributed greatly to the acquisition of high scores within the EA category in LEED-EBOM.
Though there were some Japanese criteria that did not meet those in the U.S., Techno-Station had been evaluated highly in the other categories as well. This enabled us to accomplish our ultimate goal, the acquisition of LEED Platinum certification.