Large-scale business operators, who use crude oil equivalent energy and vehicles more than a certain amount or number, are obliged to submit “Plan on Measures against Global Warming by Business Activity”, which states voluntary targets and measures of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through business activities, to Kanagawa prefecture
government. The government advises the operators on their plans and releases them. Small- and mid- sized operators also can prepare and submit their plans voluntarily.
In order to promote measures against global warming for a single building, building owners, who constructs or extends and rebuilds a building with total floor areas more than a certain size, are obliged to submit “Plans on Measures against Global Warming of Buildings”, which states their measures against global warming, such as heat insulation property of a building, introduction of new energy, and measures against heat island phenomenon, and CASBEE (Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency), to Kanagawa prefecture government. The government advises the owners on their plans and releases them.
Building owners are also obliged to show environmental performance of a building on advertisement by building owners and others, to spread buildings with good environmental performance, along with to improve heat insulation property of a building and promote the installation of new energy equipment.
Business operators, who construct a building with total floor areas more than a certain size where development project area is more than a certain scale, are obliged, under the ordinance, to submit “Plan of Measures of Global Warming on Special Development Project” at the planning stage of development project. The plan states an approach of rationalization of energy usage, including “Area Energy Network”, result of study on the installation of new energy equipment, and mitigation measures for heat island phenomenon. The government advises the operators on their plans and releases them.Read More Read Less
The Kanagawa Prefectural Government has reported 1 Community emission inventory, since 2010. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2010, the Stationary energy, Transport and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.
The Kanagawa Prefectural Government has reported 2 government operational inventories, since 2011. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2012, the Other and Transport are identified as key emission sources.
Governor Yuji KuroiwaKanagawa Prefectural Government, Japan