Itabashi city gives a grant for the installation of new energy and energy saving equipment to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, with the aim of promoting measures against global warming at home. Those equipment are as follows:
-- New energy equipment
(1) Photovoltaic power system (25,000yen/kW, Upper limit: 100,000yen)
(2) Solar water heater (5% of initial cost, Upper limit: 45,000yen)
--Energy saving equipment
(1) Fuel cell system (5% of initial cost, Upper limit: 50,000yen)
“Comprehensive grant for infrastructure development” is applied to grant for photovoltaic power systems and “Tokyo metropolitan government’s grant for measures against global warming of municipalities” is applied to grant for energy saving equipment.
The project supervises the whole field activities about administration and management from the view point of environment and promotes an approach to protect environment (environmental conservation efforts and environmental load reduction).
Purposes and targets of the environmental management system contain environmental
conservation items and environmental load items. We set a targeted value and supervise the progress of a program and activity index on each of the purposes and targets.
?Purpose and target of environmental conservation items?
(1)Efforts to save energy at home, (2)Reduction of environmental load from vehicles, (3)Conservation and creation of green areas, (4)Conservation and utilization of water environment, (5)Promotion of eco-friendly economic activities.
We set 70 activity indices, based on these 5 targets, and supervise the progress.
?Purpose and target of environmental load items (main items)?
(1)Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, (2)Promotion of energy saving (reduction of the usage of electricity, gas, and water), (3)Promotion of resource saving and recycling (reduction of waste), (4)Restriction and rationalization of the use of vehicles, (5)Control of the use of tropical chamber molds, (6)Complete control of chemical substances
With a view to reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions, the program partially subsidizes the installation of new energy systems or energy-efficient equipment, and encourages households to make efforts to prevent global warming. This program contributed to the reduction of GHG emissions of 367.6t-CO2 equivalent in fiscal 2015.
[Equipment eligible for subsidies in fiscal 2016]
(1) photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems (2) solar water heaters (3) fuel cell systems (4) storage battery systems (5) HEMS (6) insulation for windows (7) replacement of lighting with LEDs in common areas of apartments
The project sends consultants for energy saving for free, who signed a consignment contract with Itabashi city, to offices applied for sending project. It aims to promote energy saving practices at offices, through diagnosing
energy efficiencies by on-site survey, suggesting an improvement for based on the survey results, and providing specific advice and support for small- and mid- sized offices.
The suggestion includes the improvement for small- and mid- sized offices, such as understanding usage of energy and others at an office, operation and maintenance control, the installation, and amending process of energy equipment. Furthermore, we offer and advise about an available financial plan to help make the most of those suggestions.
We are required to make an effort for eco-friendly activities at public facilities, office and home, and make public awareness about energy saving habits within and outside of Itabashi city for the purpose of building a energy saving city ”Ecopolis Itabashi”, which contributes to develop low carbon society. In addition, according to the revision of “Law concerning the Rational Use of Energy”, “Reduction by an annual average of 1% of a basic unit of energy usage in the medium- and long- term” is set as a challenge. Therefore, Itabashi city implements the ESCO (Energy Service Company) project targeted for city cultural halls and the Kamiitabashi gymnastic hall for the purpose of saving energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions by efficient control of equipment there.Read More Read Less
Itabashi city gives a grant for the installation of new energy and energy saving equipment to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, with the aim of promoting measures against global warming at office. Those equipment are as follows:
--New energy equipment
(1)Photovoltaic power system
--Energy saving equipment
(1) Air-conditioning equipment
(2) Lighting fixture
(3) Energy-saving equipment and instruments
“Tokyo metropolitan government’s grant for measures against global warming of municipalities” is applied.
“Green curtains” are curtains of vines growing outside of building windows. Green curtains, shielding buildings from the strong summer sun, are expected to reduce the use of air conditioners by controlling rise of room air temperature and also alleviate the heat-island
phenomenon by preventing heat from stored in buildings. We started the project as an environmental learning approach at an elementary school in 2003 and set it as a priority issue of “Itabashi Local Promotion Plan to Prevent Global Warming” in 2005, continuing to make efforts to spread green curtains to public facilities, home, shopping streets, neighborhood associations, etc.
We provide information by a registration system, training sessions, and tours of inspection, and share information and motivate people by holding a contest and gathering in order to help any people interested in “Green curtains” participate in the project. Such events are planned and operated in collaboration with “Itabashi Local Action Plan to Prevent Global Warming” consisted of the citizens of Itabashi city and business operators.
We held on “National Convention on the Green Curtain” in cooperation with “Nonprofit Organization for Support Team of Green Curtains” in 2009 and presented this approach “ICLEI World Congress 2009”.
Distribution of 5,000 nursery trees for free, as a measure of energy saving against the Great East Japan Earthquake, led to spread green curtains further in 2011.
The Itabashi City has reported 4 Community emission inventories, since 2009. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the Stationary energy, Transport, Waste management, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.
The Itabashi City has reported 4 government operational inventories, since 2009. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2014, the are identified as key emission sources.
Mayor Takeshi SakamotoItabashi City, Japan