Tokyo, March 22, 2022 -- Mori Building Co., Ltd., Japan's leading urban landscape developer, announced today that the A District of the Toranomon-Azabudai Project and the A-1 District of Toranomon Hills Station Tower (tentative name), two major redevelopments the company is undertaking in central Tokyo, have been precertified under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system for top Platinum-level Building & Design/Core and Shell Development (BD+C) ratings targeting environmentally friendly and efficient green buildings.

This follows the announcement that the Toranomon-Azabudai Project and Toranomon Hills Area Project both received top Platinum-level LEED ND (Neighborhood Development) precertifications last year. The envisioned awarding of final Platinum-level certifications under both LEED ND and LEED BD+C (CS) could be the first two cases among major projects worldwide.


Credit: DBOX for Mori Building Co.
Toranomon-Azabudai Project precertified
under Platinum LEED-ND,
incl. 330m A District Tower (on right)


Toranomon Hills Area Project precertified under Platinum LEED ND, incl. Toranomon Hills Station Tower (tentative name, on right) A-1 District

Peter Templeton, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which provides third-party credentialing and verification under the LEED system, said:

"Congratulations to the Toranomon-Azabudai and Toranomon Hills projects for earning LEED Platinum precertification and LEED for Neighborhood Development Platinum certification - the highest level of LEED certification available. These projects and their dual LEED certifications exemplify innovation in green building and are helping to transform not only the way our buildings are built and designed, but how we use space to support the people and communities they serve. The Toranomon-Azabudai buildings are serving as a global model of sustainability, lowering carbon emissions, reducing operating costs and conserving resources while prioritizing sustainable practices and human health."

Based on its philosophy of "Create cities, nurture cities," Mori Building is committed to realizing a sustainable global society through the harmonious coexistence of cities and nature, low-carbon cities and truly enhanced health.