Owners and Renters Collaborate to Reduce Energy Use

Summary

"By man­dat­ing that large res­id­en­tial build­ings dis­close their en­ergy use, Tokyo is get­ting ten­ants and own­ers to col­lab­or­ate on pri­or­it­iz­ing en­ergy ef­fi­ciency up­grades.

Large res­id­en­tial build­ings in­cluded in Toky­o’s Cap-and-Trade Pro­gram must re­port their en­ergy use and ef­forts to re­duce con­sump­tion, un­der the city’s man­dat­ory Ten­ant Rat­ing and Dis­clos­ure Pro­gram. As part of the pro­gram, each apart­ment unit re­ceives an eval­u­ation and a grade, which is dis­closed on the city’s web­site. While Tokyo already works with own­ers to re­duce en­ergy use, ten­ant en­gage­ment is es­sen­tial to ac­cel­er­ate the up­take of en­ergy ef­fi­ciency up­grades. The pro­gram not only in­creases aware­ness and trans­par­ency, but also in­centiv­izes own­ers and ten­ants to col­lab­or­ate by mak­ing ten­ants re­spons­ible parties. In ad­di­tion, the city sup­ports the dis­clos­ure pro­gram by provid­ing im­port­ant in­form­a­tion on how to im­prove en­ergy per­form­ance, as well as pi­lot pro­jects for ret­ro­fits and en­vir­on­mental per­form­ance at­tached to leases."

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