Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Toranomon-Azabudai Project and Toranomon Hills Area Project in Tokyo Precertified under LEED ND and WELL
Includes Tokyo's First LEED ND Platinum Precertified Property and World’s Largest WELL Precertified Property
Tokyo, May 24, 2021 -- Mori Building Co., Ltd., Japan's leading urban landscape developer, announced today that major redevelopments the company is undertaking in Tokyo have been precertified under the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and WELL (WELL Building Standard) rating systems that respectively certify environmentally friendly and efficient green buildings and people's wellbeing.
The Toranomon-Azabudai Project and Toranomon Hills Area Project both received top Platinum-level LEED ND (Neighborhood Development, v.4) precertifications. The Toranomon-Azabudai and Toranomon Hills Area projects are respectively the first and second projects in Tokyo to be precertified Platinum in the ND category. LEED is the most widely used green-building rating system that evaluates and certifies buildings and cities worldwide for environmental performance in terms of water and energy efficiency, indoor environments and sustainable materials. LEED is managed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The A District of the Toranomon-Azabudai Project and the A-1 District of Toranomon Hills Station Tower (tentative name) received WELL (Core,v.2 Pilot) precertifications; the former is the world's largest precertified property and the latter is Japan's second largest precertified property. WELL is the world's first performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. WELL is also managed by the USGBC. Once completed, both projects are expected to obtain WELL Platinum certifications.
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Toranomon Hills Area Project
Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC and also Green Business Certification Inc., which provides third-party credentialing and verification under the LEED, WELL and GRESB systems, said:
"Mori Building's sustainability efforts and its LEED Platinum achievement are fine examples of how organizations can transform their communities by lowering carbon emissions, creating healthier environments and work towards a zero-carbon future. Through awarding advanced examples such as Mori building, we aspire to demonstrate how better buildings, better communities and better cities can help raise the living standard for all."
Mori Building, based on its philosophy of "Create cities, nurture cities," is committed to realizing a sustainable global society through the harmonious coexistence of cities and nature, low-carbon cities and truly enhanced health.
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