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Initiatives for Sustainability

Recognizing the importance of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we will engage in the Real Estate Investment Management business following the policies below. We will continually assess the environmental impact of our business activities, and aim to reduce the associated environmental load.

Environmental Policy

1. Promotion of energy conservation
We will proactively promote the efficient use of resources and energy, and will implement well-planned energy saving measures for properties we are managing.
2. Reduction of environmental load
Being consciously aware of the environmental impact of the real estate investment management business, we will collaborate with our stakeholders, such as property managers and tenants, renew to highly energy-efficient equipment, implement energy-saving and water-saving operation, reduce Green House Gas emissions and promote waste reduction and recycling.
3. Compliance with the environmental laws and regulations
We will strictly comply with the environmental laws and regulations, and will pursue environmentally responsible investment management.
4. Disclosure of environmental information
We will make considarable efforts to disclose the information with respect to our environmental policies and status of implementation to our stakeholders such as investors, tenants and suppliers.
5. Environmental education and enlightenment
In order to take environmentally proper actions considering the characteristics of real estate investment management business, we will enhance awareness and update knowledge of our company staff members.
In addition, we have set numerical targets, detail initiatives and organizational structures in our "Energy Conservation and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Policy", "Water Conservation Policy" and "Waste Management Policy" in accordance to our aforementioned Environmental Policy.

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Properties with DBJ Green Building Certification

■Acquisition of DBJ Green Building Certification

"DBJ Green Building Certification" is a comprehensive evaluation system by Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) for real estate properties with high environmental and social awareness. DBJ conducts an assessment based on the original scoring model and certifies real estate properties with five ranks of certification according to the score from the assessment.

DBJグリーンビルディング認証とは

> DBJ Green Building For more information about authentication please click here.




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GRESB Assessment

■What is the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark?

GRESB Assessment

GRESB is a benchmark established by some European pension funds to measure consideration of the environment and society by real estate companies and real estate institutions. This benchmark is used by major institutional investors in Europe, North America and Asia to make investment decisions.

>Click here to view details about the GRESB survey.

Aquisition of BELS Certification

■What is BELS?

BELS (Building-Housing Energy-efficiency Labeling System) is the third-party certification system to rate houses and building in accordance with duty to make effort to label energy saving performance in the Act on Improving Energy Consumption Performance for Architectural Structures. Houses and building are evaluated based on the value of BEI (Building Energy Index) derived from the primary energy consumption based on the government-designated energy consumption performance standard of architectural structures.
The evaluation and indication based on the system shall be implemented by the registered organizations as operators of BELS operations, which fall under registered housing performance evaluation organizations that are members of the evaluation association, designated construction confirmation authorities or registered building research agencies.
The evaluation is given according to a scale of one star"★"to five stars "★★★★★".

 
  • BELS
  • ■Certification Results

    Based on evalution of Japan ERI CO.,LTD., OJR received the certification for the following properties.

    Property Name Evalution Aquisition Date of Certification
    ORE Nishiki 2-chome BLDG. ★★★ Apr.12,2017
    ORE Nishiki 2-chome BLDG.

    Balanced pursuit of tenant comfort and environmental care

    ■Pursuit of tenant comfort

    Nagoya Itochu Building:Example of seismic retrofitting
    Before renovation After renovation
    Before renovation After renovation

    By covering the existing exterior with a glass curtain wall, we modernized the image of the building. Because it was a building that was designed and constructed under the old earthquake resistance standards, upon acquiring certification under the Act on Promotion of Seismic Retrofitting of Buildings, we completed seismic retrofitting.

    Aoyama 246 Building:Conducted exterior wall renovations and refurbished common space
    Before renovation After renovation
    Aoyama 246 Building Aoyama 246 Building Aoyama 246 Building Aoyama 246 Building

    We conducted exterior wall renovations for the entire building. Moreover, we conducted exterior wall renovations on the entrance of the first floor and refurbished common space upon tenant replacement. The entire building is now brighter and has a fashionable image.

    Cross Gate:Renovation of washrooms for restaurant floor guests
    Before renovation After renovation
    Cross Gate Cross Gate Cross GateMakeup section Cross GateBaby changing station

    This was renovation work with the purpose of improving the environment and convenience of washrooms for restaurant floor guest. We renovated the washrooms to have high functionality, paying particular attention to interior design and equipment, such as installing a makeup section in the women's washroom and setting up a baby changing station in the multipurpose washroom.

    aune Kohoku:Attract restaurant tenant, install common rest space
    Image drawing of renovation After renovation
    Image drawing of renovation After renovation

    Upon tenant replacement, we attracted a restaurant tenant with a high ability to attract customers. In order to improve the convenience of the customers, we also installed a common rest space.

       

    ■Environmental care
    Solar panel

    Property:Komaki Logistics Center
    Generates approximately half of the electricity consumed at the office building

    • Komaki Logistics center
    • Komaki Logistics center
       

    ■LED illumination

       

    Property:Seafort Square Center Building, MG Shirokanedai Building, Belle Face Osaka Shinmachi etc.

    • Seafort Square Center BuildingSeafort Square Center Building
    • MG Shirokanedai BuildingMG Shirokanedai Building
    • Belle Face Osaka ShinmachiBelle Face Osaka Shinmachi
    • LED
      *The photo of this apparatus is just a sample image.

    - Conducted with purposes of incresing tenant satisfaction, improving building specifications, reducing costs, etc.

    - There are cases where rents increase due to coinciding tenant's needs for installing LED lightings

    ■Reducing electric power consumption and CO₂ emissions

    Property:intervillage OH!MAGARI
    We are working with tenants to reduce electric power consumption and CO₂ emissions through a program that makes it possible to compare electric power consumption, perform analysis, and manage targets.

    • intervillage OH!MAGARI
    • mietaro

    Energy Management

    OJR compiles accurate and transparent data by collectively managing the aggregation of its energy usage and CO₂ emissions via an outsourcing contractor. Furthermore, this data is analyzed in order to continuously manage energy reductions.

    < Energy Usage Statistics (for properties under control of OJR) >
      Electric Power Consumption
    Electric Power Consumption
    (Mwh)
    District Heating & Cooling
    District Heating & Cooling
    (GJ)
    Fuel Intensity
    Fuel Intensity
    (Mwh)
    Water Use Intensity
    Water Use Intensity
    (km³)
    CO2 Emissions
    CO₂ Emissions*
    (ktCO₂)
    FY2016 102,853 170,501 11,036 691 62
    Icons made by Vectors Market from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY
    * CO₂ emissions are calculated based on the method defined in the Ministry of the Environment's "Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting System."

    Connections with Communities

    We create lively communities by cooperating on events and strive to work together for mutual harmony and benefit with communities and activate communities.

    ■We have organized the summer event, Seafort Paradise, at Tennozu Seafort Square

    We have organize the summer event, Seafort Paradise, at Tennozu Seafort Square

    ■We have supported the summer event, "Act de yaramaika Hamamatsu matsuri."

    We have support the summer event, Act de yaramaika Hamamatsu matsuri

    Connections with Employees

    As a member of the ORIX Group, ORIX Asset Management Corporation, the asset manager for OJR, implements active human-resource development strategies for its employees and operates its business in conformity with the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact.

    ORIX INTEGRATED REPORT
    http://www.orix.co.jp/grp/en/ir/library/annual_report/

    The United Nations Global Compact
    http://www.orix.co.jp/grp/en/sustainability/concept/global_compact.html

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