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YANMAR Flying Y Building Emissions Update


At its opening in November 2014, the YANMAR FLYING-Y BUILDING, located in Osaka, Japan, was configured to release 55 percent less CO2 emissions than conventional buildings of the same scale, a commercial building record for the country. This initial commitment to reducing environmental impact along with the building’s design was further recognized in 2015 by the New Office Promotion Association with the “New Office Promotion Award.”

However, as a company committed to promoting a sustainable future for society, the current emissions reduction efforts are not enough. YANMAR has ultimately committed to becoming a true zero emissions building (ZEB) for the future with an interim goal of 60 percent less emissions (an improvement of 5 percent) by 2020. In order to achieve this, the company is taking steps each year in order to gradually decrease emissions. Some of these steps include:

  • Increasing the number of Energy Systems, including Cogeneration and Gas Heat Pump units
  • Updating the existing Energy Systems
  • Adding new Energy Systems
  • Enhancing overall building management