Environmental Preservation

Environmental Preservation Initiatives

Utilization of Solar Power Generation

The Kobe Office has been implementing a private power generation system that uses solar energy since April of 1997 in consideration of the environment. Through the system, 2,757kg of CO2 emissions are reduced annually. (*1)
This is the equivalent to the amount of CO2 absorbed by 197 cedar trees annually. (*2)

(*1). CO2 emissions for one year calculated by multiplying the 118,226kw/h of electricity from the private generation system from April 1997 to December 2014 by the 0.443 CO2 emission coefficient from ENNET(*3) and applying that per year.

(*2). Calculated on the assumption that one 50-year-old cedar tree absorbs approx. 14 kg of CO2 per year (according to "Sink Measures to Prevent Global Warming" by the Ministry of the Environment and the Forestry Agency).

(*3) Due to a change in electric suppliers, figures prior to October 2013 are calculated using the CO2 emission coefficient from Kansai Electric, while figures from October 2013 onward use that of ENNET.

Solar Power Generation
Solar Power Generation