Group Company Initiatives
POKKA SAPPORO Food & Beverage Ltd.
POKKA SAPPORO conducts ongoing energy conservation activities at each of its factories (for beverages and food) every year. The Nagoya factory has renewed its high-performance boiler and switched to an efficient operation method, and the Gunma factory has transitioned to equipment featuring higher performances such as introducing heat pumps. Installation of solar panels on factory roofs and transition to LED lighting are some other activities being implemented.
Sapporo Lion has been developing environmentally-friendly restaurants in various forms to reduce CO2 emissions.
For “Yebisu Bar”, which has been developing in recent years, and for “Ginza Lion”, which has been growing with new restaurants in various regions, energy-conserving LED lighting has been used for most hall lighting. In existing restaurants as well, lighting has been changed to LED lighting and kitchens have also been transitioning to environmentally-friendly refrigerators and icemakers.
Furthermore, energy and water conservation pamphlets have been distributed to each restaurant and water and utility charges have also been visualized to grasp excess and uneven use in different time slots. Based on information from these activities, energy conservation activities are being implemented during business hours, such as frequently turning switches on and off, configuring proper temperatures for air conditioning and kitchen equipment, along with appropriate operation methods.
SAPPORO REAL ESTATE
Efforts to Save Energy
"At Yebisu Garden Place, in accordance with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Global Warming Countermeasure Plan System, we are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the operation of office building air conditioners, using Low-E glass for windows with high thermal insulation performance, switching to LED lighting in stages, and introducing high-efficiency, renewable energy equipment in conjunction with equipment upgrades.
In addition, we include the acquisition of environmental certifications (BELS certification, CASBEE-SDGs certification) in our consideration of property renovations and VA*.
We will continue to promote energy-saving initiatives with the understanding of our tenants and reduce the environmental impact of our building operations as much as possible.
* VA: Value enhancement to make a property more in line with the needs of the times, such as seismic retrofitting of existing properties and energy conservation measures.
Aiming for zero CO2 emissions
SAPPORO REAL ESTATE is working to achieve zero CO2 emissions by steadily implementing energy-saving measures, introducing renewable energy, and fundamentally examining heat sources for our properties. As a first step toward the introduction of renewable energy, we are aiming to switch to renewable energy sources by 2022 for the electricity used in our offices and common areas of our facilities at Yebisu Garden Place.