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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings v3 - LEED 2009

Techno-Station, Obayashi Corporation

4-640 Shimokiyoto
Kiyose, 2048558
Japan
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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.
 
Research environment:

  • One-room type work place with high visibility
  • Establishment of a place that will generate a wide variety of communications

 
Environment-friendliness:

  • 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.

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Project details
Size
59,552 sf
Use
Research
Setting
Suburban
Certified
22 Oct 2013