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Environmental Activities  vol.62 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mitsubishi Electric  Awards for Energy Efficiency
and New Energy

GART series

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), was awarded the 2016 Grand Prize for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Conservation (Director-Generalís Prize) by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy for its GART (constant speed) and GART I (variable speed) series of centrifugal chillers.
     The GART / GART-I series offers cooling capacities ranging from 500 to 5,400 refrigeration tons. MHI Thermal Systemsís award-winning products were highly acclaimed for their performance, compactness, and compatibility with larger capacity systems which have earned praise from a wide range of users.



The station energy-saving inverter (S-EIV),
Compact and high performance.

     Mitsubishi Electric, meanwhile, was awarded the 2016 New Energy Award by the New Energy Foundation for its station energy-saving inverter (S-EIV). These inverters reduce grid power requirements by supplying surplus regenerative energy generated from train brakes to station facilities.
     With a drip-proof, dustproof and anticorrosion housing protecting it from harsh outdoor conditions, the cube-design S-EIV was highly acclaimed for its compact size and low weight which enable it to be installed at stations with limited space, as well as making a significant energy saving contribution in Japanís railway network.


Environmental Activities  vol.62 Kirin Holdings First SBT Initiative Approval for a
Japanese Food Products Company

The mid-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target set by Kirin Holdings for Kirin Group companies in Japan and overseas has been approved by the Science Based Target (SBT) international initiative. Kirin Holdings is the first Japanese food products company to achieve this. The company has set water resources, bioresources, containers and packaging and global warming as its four main targets in its Long-term Environmental Vision for the Kirin Group. The target approved by the SBT initiative relates to the prevention of global warming, and the Kirin Groupís participation in the initiative is expected to see an acceleration in the number of companies adopting such an approach both in Japan and overseas.
     After the approval of its target, Kirin Holdings started using hydroelectric power, which produces no carbon, at two Kirin Group plants in April this year and is also looking to utilize its Green Power Certificates in switching to renewable energy sources to power its operations.

caption: Kirin Beverage Shonan Plant


Kirin Brewery Toride Plant


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