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Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai

The Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai was the first commercial building in China to be selected as the venue for an energy-saving model project undertaken by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), a Japanese independent administrative institution that implements energy-saving projects in various countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Yamatake Corporation participated in this energy-saving model project and significantly contributed to reducing energy costs and carbon dioxide emissions by maximizing its advanced know-how and characteristic technologies backed by an excellent track record in China.

Implementing a national energysaving model project under rapid economic growth

China has achieved remarkable economic growth in the past twenty years or so. Against this backdrop, its CO2 emissions exceeded those of the United States in 2007 to become the highest in the world. The nation’s rapid growth, however, has caused rising concern at the serious impact on the global environment and energy market.

Under such circumstances, on November 28, 2008, NEDO*1, an agency operating under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, officially decided to implement an energy-saving model project aiming to introduce Japan’s energy-saving technologies, together with the government of China, for the Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai located in Shanghai, China. The project was launched in January 2009.

NEDO promotes energy-saving model projects mainly in countries in the Asia-Pacific region with the aim of verifying the effectiveness of Japan’s energy-saving technologies and disseminating the technologies in the countries where such projects were launched in order to contribute to reducing energy consumption in those countries.

The energy-saving model project launched in China was entrusted to Japan Facility Solutions, Inc. (JFS) by NEDO. JFS, in turn, commissioned Yamatake to construct a BEMS*2, the core of the project, including the design of the energy-saving system, procurement of equipment, as well as instrumentation and engineering. To undertake these tasks, Yamatake decided to form collaboration with its local subsidiary, Azbil Control Solution (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

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This case study was published in the July 2011 issue of the azbil Group's corporate magazine, azbil.