Symposium: Energy Efficiency in Germany and Japan

17.04.2018 | 10:00
- 17:30
Toranomon Hills Forum Hall B (Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 4F, 1-23-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Solutions for Commercial, Public and Residential Buildings

For both Germany and Japan, energy-efficient buildings play a major role, when it comes to a successful energy transition. In Germany, the Energy Savings Ordinance in 2002 created an important legal basis for energy efficiency in buildings. As part of their ambitious energy targets, the German government is planning to reduce the heating energy demand of buildings, which still account for about 35 percent of total energy consumption in Germany, by 20 percent until 2020. By 2050, primary energy consumption is to be reduced by 80 percent, while the buildings stock is expected to become almost climate-neutral. 

The fact, that energy efficiency is a key pillar, when it comes to a country’s energy transition, has also been recognized in Japan. Operational improvements in energy efficiency are being made with the target to save 50.3 million kilowatts annually compared to current energy consumption. By 2030, overall energy consumption is to be reduced by 35%. The "Act on the Improvement of Energy Consumption Performance of Buildings" (Building Energy Efficiency Act), was adopted in 2015, accordingly, and the Japanese government is currently in the process of implementing those enhanced energy standards for buildings. However, making buildings more energy efficient will also require a change of thinking, as well as innovations, especially in the Japanese construction sector, where by 2013 a total of 49% of energy consumption savings is expected.

As a pioneer in the energy transition and world market leader in climate-protective technologies, Germany can offer the necessary expertise and the latest technologies for energy-efficient construction and renewal of buildings. Therefore, the AHK Japan is pleased to invite you to the full-day symposium "Energy Efficiency in Germany and Japan: Solutions for Commercial, Public and Residential Buildings" on April 17, which will be followed by a networking event afterwards. At the symposium, experts from Germany and Japan will present energy efficient solutions, discuss the latest products and services for "energy-efficient construction made in Germany" and provide valuable information on making buildings future-ready.