Murakami, S.; Levine, M.D.; Yoshino, H.; Inoue, T.; Ikaga, T.; Shimoda, Y.; Miura, S.; Sera, T.; Nishio, M.; Sakamoto, Y.; Fujisaki, W.
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The 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation in Buildings IAQVEC 2007, Oct. 28 - 31 2007, Sendai, Japan

Since the primary due period of 2008-2012 of the Kyoto Protocol Target Year is close at hand, specificmeasures for the prevention of global warming should be implemented in all areas. This paper outlinesthe energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission trends in the residential and commercialsectors in Japan. The paper presents the projections of CO2 emissions until 2050. The projectionsindicated that if the various energy conservation measures were implemented, up to 59% of reductionin CO2 emissions against the 1990 level can be achieved. The paper also describes political measuresin energy conservation, including the building energy conservation standard, ComprehensiveAssessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE), top-runner programs, financialincentives, and the dissemination of Cool Biz concept.