Panasonic Center TOKYO Initiatives

An excellent base for lifestyles

In June 2017, Panasonic formulated a long-term vision for its environmental management—the Panasonic Environment Vision 2050. The vision seeks to achieve "a better life" and "a sustainable global environment," while aiming to create a better, more comfortable society through clean energy.
As one example, Panasonic has been promoting businesses aiming for a sustainable society, and working globally to create zero-CO2 factories. These initiatives to reduce energy used and increase energy created have spread to showrooms, resulting in Panasonic Center TOKYO becoming Panasonic's first zero-CO2 showroom.

Zero CO2 in procured energy

  • A 100% shift to biomass-derived electricity means zero CO2 emissions from power usage
  • Carbon offsets of CO2 emissions accompanying district heating and cooling in the Tokyo Waterfront area using the CO2-Credit Scheme

Promoting energy saving

We are continually engaging in energy-saving activities, such as by adopting equipment that achieves this.

LED lighting

Adopted for approximately 60% of the facility overall (2018 to 2019)

Low-emissivity film

Adopted for approximately 80% of the facility overall (2019 to 2020)

Using clean energy

We have begun trial operations with pure hydrogen fuel cells developed by Panasonic. Our aim is to realize a society where people can live in with a sense of security by effectively using generated power and heat from hydrogen energy, which is increasingly acknowledged as a clean source of energy that does not produce CO2.

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Biomass power generation

Power generated from combustion of waste plant matter such as wood chips and palm shells. This is a clean way of generating power based on the carbon neutral concept of creating energy without increasing CO2.

*Carbon neutral: Biomass generates CO2 when burned, but in the process of growing absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere, hence resulting in no net change to the amount of CO2.

Image: Carbon neutral

Reforms to lower CO2 emissions by decreasing people's movements.

We are holding online events and workshops together with virtual viewing of showroom contents so that people can take part in activities of the Panasonic Center TOKYO without having to actually visit us. Active adoption of working from home for our staff has also lowered the need to commute to the Center. These initiatives have reduced use of public transportation, contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions in society.
In the future our efforts will expand beyond reduction of CO2 emissions to effective use of resources and reduction of waste, stepping up communication as a zero-CO2 showroom through exhibitions, events, and seminars.

[Image of CO2 reductions through operating policies and working style reform at the Panasonic Center TOKYO]

*Scope 1: Direct emissions from facilities owned and controlled by a company (e.g. emissions accompanying use of town gas or heavy oil)
*Scope 2: Indirect emissions from manufacturing energy consumed in facilities owned and controlled by the company.
*Scope 3: Other indirect emissions excluding Scope 1 and 2.