TAISEI
ZERO ENERGY
BUILDING

Location: Yokohama, Japan

Owner: Taisei Corporation

Certified: October 2014

Project Size: 14,369 ft² 

Architect: Taisei Design

Energy Cost Savings: 98.1%

LEED Certification: Platinum

Project Overview

This office facility is a three-story building that includes office, conference rooms, and general support areas. This “urban-style ZEB” has overturned traditional concepts, and is a new concept of building that can provide a comfortable interior environment, while controlling the energy balance of the building to zero over the years. It was the first building in Japan to obtain the highest 5-star rank in the Building Energy-efficiency Labeling System (BELS).

Sustainability Features
  • Organic thin film solar panel external wall units

  • 3 solar powered systems totaling 63.1 kW capacity

  • Task & ambient air conditioning system utilize waste heat

  • Low brightness task & ambient lighting system

  • Interior/Exterior high efficiency LED lighting

  • Anidolic lighting system

  • Low-E dual pane glass

  • Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system