Subject of Research

Field:HABITAT Phase1(2017-2019)

Decarbonization/next generation energy systems

The Paris Agreement, which took effect in November 2016 is deeply significant in that it is “a transformation of consciousness from low carbon to decarbonization” and “its participants are many countries including developing countries.” However, in developed countries, residential and commercial buildings contribute to a large portion of the energy consumption. Japan proposed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2030, of which, 40 percent is supposed to be achieved in residential and commercial buildings. This achievement requires not only de-carbonizing the energy supply, but also reducing energy demand. We aim to development a decarbonization management system which enable the individuals and the grid to improve QoL (Quality of Life, such as wellness, comfort, and productivity) as well as to reduce the energy demand and to integrate with renewable energy.

・ Facility management system = RICx
R: Remote, Real-time / Remote data management and system control that permits formation of alliances of groups of buildings regardless of the physical distance between them
I: Information technology / data-driven type based on energy conservation, energy creation, and energy storage utilizing IoT machines, AI, and so on
Cx Technology
Cx: Commissioning / energy management through data cleansing, optimization, and detecting and diagnosing faults

・ Life management system: Promoting actions that encourage decarbonization of an area while maintaining individuals’ QoL by providing information that influences people’s behavior.

Organically linking the two systems will build an advanced business model that will advance decarbonization of building construction, improve QoL of individual people, and promote environmental investment and display its potential to society.