Eco Construction

Japanese houses are mostly new and largely designed to only last for roughly 30 years. Culturally, the land is seen as more important than the house on it. Energy consumption differs greatly from that in Europe and is discussed, as do house buying patterns – many Japanese people buy pre-constructed houses to a particular design. A Japan-specific building-rating system to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings is called CASBEE, and in some regions, there are subsidies based on the CASBEE scheme.

Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE)

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Smart Housing Initiatives
  • Certification Systems
  • BEST Program
  • Ecocement
  • Expert Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs