Sustainability

Solutions and technologies – active climate protection for sustainable living spaces.

New buildings are increasingly geared towards energy efficiency and a decent quality of life for their users, in order to create sustainable values both for people and for the environment.

Taking climate change seriously in the construction industry also means questioning the consumption of energy and materials, as well as examining the available alternatives. This might include, for example, the use of recycled building materials or timber beams in industrial construction. At the same time, it is critical to assess the impact of climate and to devise solutions for the potential impact of storm damage, floods or drought.

Sustainability

Solutions and technologies – active climate protection for sustainable living spaces.

New buildings are increasingly geared towards energy efficiency and a decent quality of life for their users, in order to create sustainable values both for people and for the environment.

Taking climate change seriously in the construction industry also means questioning the consumption of energy and materials, as well as examining the available alternatives. This might include, for example, the use of recycled building materials or timber beams in industrial construction. At the same time, it is critical to assess the impact of climate and to devise solutions for the potential impact of storm damage, floods or drought.

Projects

Implemented sustainability

Takenaka develops sensible, carefully balanced and long-term solutions for its customers to protect the climate in a sustainable fashion. In Europe, we have already implemented environmentally friendly technologies for the sustainable supply of energy to new buildings. These measures have included:

  • Photovoltaic systems,
  • Combined heat and power plants,
  • Geothermal energy,
  • Heat pumps and
  • Ice storage.

For our customers, we also coordinate process energies such as heating for commercial and industrial production and for production processes. We research support programs for energy saving and integrate electromobility as well as smart technologies into our building design.

Examples of sustainable projects include for the Ecover Group in France with a distinct integrated factory concept, and wooden structures for the Japanese EXPO pavilions in Hanover (2000) and Milan (2015).

This is what we
are proud of

This is what we
are proud of

International certification for sustainable buildings

Takenaka supports its customers in certifying buildings to meet sustainability criteria. This ensures that both energy consumption and CO2 footprint are taken into account, as well as recycling, materials, quality of life and mobility.  Well-known examples include the international certifications

  • LEED (USA),
  • BREEAM (UK) and
  • DGNB (DE).

Examples of projects achieving successful certification for sustainability standards include:

  • BREEAM Excellent for Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. in Nitra, Slovakia
  • LEED Gold for AUO factory in Trencin, Slovakia
  • CASBEE S for Takenaka Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

High environmental standards and company-owned (in-house) developments in the Japanese parent company

High environmental standards and company-owned (in-house) developments in the Japanese parent company

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.

©Tomoki Hahakura

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.

©Tomoki Hahakura

Innovative Architecture, high quality execution

Innovative Architecture, high quality execution

You want to build and are looking for the right partner? Contact us!

Innovative Architecture, high quality execution

You want to build and are looking for the right partner? Contact us!