Panasonic Center Tokyo was established in September 2002. From the very earliest stages, we installed a number of what were then the latest technology systems, with the aim of reducing energy consumption significantly below other, similarly-sized display complexes. These included employing natural energy sources, the effective use of rainwater, and the adoption of an energy management system.
We have been continuing our efforts to reduce the entire building's energy consumption ever since by closely controlling energy consumption. Specifically, we have been promoting the use of energy-efficient devices, such as the early introduction of LED down-lighting for the facility's ceilings, the installation of shades on the atrium glass ceiling to reduce the load exerted by sunlight on the cooling systems, the replacement of conventional air conditioning systems with inverter types, and the layering of heat-absorbing film onto the window surfaces.