KYOCERA Grows “Green Curtains” of Foliage to Help Meet New Energy Reduction Targets in Japan
Aiming to exceed targets through various energy-conservation measures
06 June 2012
Kyoto/Neuss – As part of its long-standing environmental protection activities, the Kyocera Group is planting “Green Curtains” across Japan to help meet regional energy reduction targets following the shutdown of all nuclear reactors after the March 2011 earthquake. The curtains of foliage are grown on trellises over windows and outer walls of manufacturing and office buildings to provide shade from direct sunlight and heat radiation. The Green Curtains reduce the temperature inside buildings and decrease the need to run energy-intensive air-conditioning systems during the hot summer months. This year Green Curtains are being planted at 28 Kyocera Group company locations throughout Japan*, more than a 30 percent increase over the previous year, which is helping the country meet its regional energy reduction goals ranging from 5 to 15 percent**.
Kyocera’s Green Curtain project began at its Okaya Plant in Nagano Prefecture, Japan in 2007 as part of the company’s energy conservation / climate change prevention efforts. The program has since been adopted at other Kyocera Group locations in Japan, and was also undertaken at select Kyocera companies in other parts of the world.
* Locations planned at time of release.
** Energy reduction targets, periods and times vary by regional utility power service areas. Typical periods range from early-July through mid-September; weekdays from 9am to 8pm.
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