Takenaka Corporation established an environmental charter as early as 1992. Our Japanese parent company is developing concepts for sustainability that aim to achieve CO2 neutral neighbourhoods by the year 2050. Our headquarters in Tokyo was built to achieve the highest rating of the Japanese energy efficiency standard CASBEE. Numerous innovations have emerged from the company’s own in-house research laboratory, such as vertical green walls, green concrete and new technologies for energy storage.
In Asia, Takenaka Corporation has implemented a number of spectacular green projects such as the Acros terrace building (Japan 1995), the green office tower CapitaGreen (Singapore 2014) and the multi-storey timber construction of the Osaka Timber Association (Japan 2013), a fire-proof wooden construction using wood sourced from regional areas. Here, 400 years of wood-building tradition has been combined with modern requirements for fire protection and comfort.
All Japanese headquarters and regional offices are certified in accordance with the current ISO 14001:2015 environmental standards. Here in several of our European branches, in the context of environmental management, we have already adopted the focus of our Japanese parent company on sustainable projects. Contact us – we look forward to bringing our expertise in this important area into your project.