Adoption of eco-design for global environmental conservation
The Research & Development Center (at Sayama Technical Center) has adopted eco-design to reduce environmental impact. The facility symbolizes our commitment to environmental protection and we engage in research and product development for new measurement technologies there.
Rainwater Recycling System
We adopt the system using rainwater called "recycled water" to be used mainly for cleaning toilet. After rainwater is collected in a rain gutter, dust is removed through rainwater screen basin and stored in the basement of the building. The collected rainwater is supplied to toilets with pressure pump. We sterilize the water supply to ensure hygiene management.
solar power system
Power generation system using solar panels installed on the 4th floor terrace. It has an output of 15kW and can generate approx. 15,000kWh of electricity annually.
Monitoring Rainwater Recycling / Solar Power System
Our product monitors the quality of recycled rainwater and also displays the status of electric energy generated by the solar power system.
Low-E pair glass
For the south facing windows of the building, we use Low-E (low reflection) pair glass, which is a double layered glass coated with a special metal film. It is effective in saving electricity in summer and winter.
Street light with power generation function (LED lighting specification)
This street light is lit by a hybrid generator consisting of solar panel and wind power generator. The maximum output by the solar cell is 168W and the rated output of the wind power generator is 64W (rated wind speed 10m/sec). It uses 21 LED bulbs (white type) and consumes 18.9 Wh. It has storage capacity for 5 days if used for 10 hours per day.
Our building has rooftop greening space of 107.5㎡ on the 4th floor terrace where we grow four types of plants of Sedum Reflexum, Coral Carpet, Phedimus and Sedum Mexicanum. Rooftop Greening enhances the heat insulation effect on the rooftop and help reduce electricity usage for heating and cooling.
Recycled Interlocking Block
For the paving of customer's parking lot and passages on the east side of the building, we use paving materials called "Recycled Interlocking Block" containing molten waste slag to prevent surface temperature rise.
Medical Equipment Production Building
The medical-related equipment production building was built at Sayama Technical Center in October 2017 with the aim of increasing the production of powder type dialysis agent dissolution equipment necessary for artificial dialysis and developing new products such as clinical medical products. We have adopted eco-design for the building incorporating environmental impact reduction technology for the natural environment.
<Outline of the Medical Equipment Production Building>
Total floor area of approx. 3,300m2 Steel frame above ground 4-story
Production line, Test evaluation equipment, Clean room
CASBEE A rank obtained
The new production building was built to improve the productivity of medical related equipment and conduct efficient and effective R&D using environmental and energy-saving equipment such as solar power generation for harmonization with the surrounding environment. We received A Rank from Saitama prefecture for CASBEE*, the system for comprehensive evaluation of Quality (environmental quality of buildings), Load (environmental impact of buildings), Load Reduction (environmental impact reduction of buildings) and Built Environment Efficiency (environmental efficiency of buildings),
* Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency
Solar Power System
Solar power generation system installed on the rooftop. It has output of 49.5kW and can generate 48,310kWh per year (average annual electricity consumptions by 10 general households) with annual CO2 reduction of 25,771kg.
Low-E pair glass
For the windows of the building, we use Low-E (low reflection) pair glass, which is a double layered glass coated with a special metal film. It is effective in saving electricity in summer and winter.
Power saving vending machine
We have power saving vending machine (annual power consumption of 500kWh or less) installed.