|Policy status:||In Force|
1992, 1999, 2013
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards|
|Policy Target:||Buildings>Building Type>Residential, Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential, Buildings>Building Type>Industrial|
|Agency:||Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)|
|Legal References:||Energy Saving Standard 1999|
|Penalty:||The reporting obligation includes the concrete energy conservation measurers taken by the targeted construction clients and there is a set of administrative actions including penalty, such as a government instruction, public disclosure, and a fine. These penalties and actions can be executed by the government for the case where the actions and measures are considered as insufficient according to the “Standards of Judgment” under the Energy Conservation Act.|
Energy Conservation Standard for Housing and Building
In 2013, the amendments were made for housing and building standards as follows:
On July 2015 "Act on the improvement of the energy consumption performance of buildings" was newly issued. The purpose of this Act is to improve energy consumption performance of building. The details are described below.
(1) Measures depending on the size of building
1)Non-residential building of 2,000m2 or more
2) Buildings of 300m2 or more
(2) Display : The owner of the building is approved to display that the building conforms with energy consumption performance after accreditation by the government
(3) Deregulation of floor area ratio
The buildings in conformity with efficiency standard which is stricter than energy consumption standard, are allowed larger floor area ratio.
(4) Energy consumption performance is stipulated in the following measures.
1) Heat transmission coefficient of outer walls (ceilings, walls and openings etc.)
Last modified: Thu, 09 Jun 2016 17:15:57 CEST