(Japan Federation of Housing Organizations)
Measures to cope with global warming
- Targets for reduction will be established in order to bring CO2 emissions after the year 2010 down to the same level as in 1990.
- Measures will be taken to enhance the efficiency of houses and to increase their useful lives.
- Through concerted action with related industries, efforts will be madeto achieve reductions of emissions resulting from the manufacture of construction materials.
- Through advancing the development of new technologies related to construction work, efforts will be made to further reduce the industry's burden on the environment.
- Efforts will be made to reduce emissions in the use of housing, in itsdemolition and its disposal.
Waste Disposal Measures
- Given that concrete, wood and metal constitute about 80 percent of the construction-related waste material produced, targets for rates of recycling for these three categories will be established.
- Based on the policies set forth in the Ministry of Construction's "Recycling Plan 21," the public and private sectors have engaged in a concerted effort to properly dispose construction-related waste material and to increase the rate of recycling. Hereafter, the industry will endeavor to make further headway in technological development and in the development of uses for recycled products.
- The Federation's "Guidelines for the Disposal of Waste Material Related to the Construction of Low-Rise Housing" will be disseminated, and awareness-raising and educational activities carried out.
- Through an understanding and implementation of environment management systems, an effective program of environmental activities will be implemented.
- Information relating to environment management systems will be disseminated among affiliated organizations and businesses, and awareness-raising and educational activities carried out; activities aimed at encouraging businesses to obtain international certifications (ISO 14000s) will also be implemented.
Environmental Conservation in Overseas Business Activities
- In all fields, including international society, the initiative will be taken to cooperate in environmental activities.
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