(Construction) - Japanese construction company Shimizu Corp. announced on August 18 that it will rebuild its Hokuriku branch in Kanazawa City, making it a new three-story 4,100m2 building with the highest level of energy-saving performance in the Hokuriku region.
State-of-the-art energy-saving and energy-creating technologies including one of the largest hydrogen storage facilities in Japan. The company plans to obtain certifications such as ZEB (Net Zero Energy Building). Harmony with the cityscape will be achieved and the showroom will be widely publicized from both technical and design perspectives. Completion is due in April 2021.
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“The Hydro-Q-BiC,” a building-based hydrogen energy utilization system developed with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, is applied to the hydrogen-based energy storage equipment. Electricity generated by the photovoltaic power generation facility is used directly on reuglar days and hydrogen is stored and using a special alloy on holidays. In the event of a disaster, it can be used as a backup power source for up to three days. This is the first practical application. The building can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 370 tons per year compared to buildings of the same size. (2020/02/19)
The Daily Engineering and Construction News of Japan