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YANMAR Museum Receives “Sustainable Building Award”


yanmar-museum The YANMAR Museum recently received the “Sustainable Building Award” from the Japanese Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation (IBEC). This award is granted to outstanding pieces of architecture that significantly contribute to environmental preservation by way of energy conservation, reduced environmental impact and low carbon emissions. For the Museum, these environmental contributions were made possible due to the collaboration of the partners involved in its design, building and ownership.

In addition, the Museum received a high evaluation for successfully merging YANMAR’s corporate values into the core concepts of environmental preservation and resource recycling technologies. The ingenious design of the building provides an interactive, family-friendly environment where children can learn, and community ties can be strengthened.

As part of the company’s commitment to environmental preservation, YANMAR is also developing new, high quality products that contribute to the realization of a sustainable society to complement its existing offerings.

Museum Outline:

The YANMAR Museum was established in March 2013 in Nagahama, Japan, birthplace of the company’s founder, Magokichi Yamaoka. As part of YANMAR’s undertakings marking a century of operations, the Museum focuses on YANMAR Group’s three business domains of the land, sea and city, and showcases the company’s enterprise of working in harmony with nature in the fields of food production and harnessing power. The goal of the Museum is to create a lasting and unique experience for visitors through rich and varied exhibits, workshops and hands-on farming programs.