|Policy Type:||Policy Support, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Performance Label>Endorsement label, Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes|
|Policy Target:||Buildings>Building Type>Residential|
|Agency:||Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)/Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)/Ministry of the Environment (MoE)|
In July 2006, discussions on promoting sustainable housing and lifestyles were initiated jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and the Ministry of the Environment (MoE). The established the Lo-House Promotion Committee, with “Lo-House” coined from the concept of LOHAS: Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability.
The committee comprises ministry representatives, as well as experts and experienced professionals from relevant industries. Lo-House is to be promoted as a concept and image, in order to demonstrate to building sector professionals and consumers what options exist for sustainable housing.
The Committee has identified four measures to promote the Lo-House initiative:
Comprehensive evaluation of the energy performance of housing is to cover not only building envelope performance, but to account for facilities and appliances. Various incentives can also be used to compensate the initial high cost of energy-efficient housing, through subsidies, financing and tax incentives.
Last modified: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:48:47 CET