Toyota Constructs Zero Emissions Building

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Toyota has installed stationary pure hydrogen fuel cells at a zero-emissions facility at its Honsha Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The new building is part of the automaker’s efforts to achieve its 2050 global environmental goal to eliminate carbon emissions in all operations.

The pure hydrogen fuel cells, with rated power output of 3.5 kW, are new models developed for use in small office spaces. Toyota says this project is the first time such fuel cells have been operational in a commercial environment.

In addition to using hydrogen-based energy, the new energy management facility at the Honsha Plant will achieve zero-emission status through a combination of energy-saving measures and renewable energy sources.

The energy-saving measures include promoting conservation by allowing each employee to switch the air-conditioning and lighting on and off, as well as maximizing the use of natural lighting and natural ventilation. Toyota expects these measures to reduce electric power consumption and CO2 emissions by half.

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