Policy, Concept, and System
Real estate development is closely related to regional ecosystem services and requires the consideration of the direct and indirect impact the businesses have on the surrounding ecosystem.
Tokyo Tatemono Group has formulated the Group Environmental Policy to contribute in building a sustainable society through business activities that consider the environment. We have raised creation of a pleasant city and living with greenery as one part of our Group Environmental Policy for biodiversity and will create a rich and comfortable environment for earth and people by utilizing the strength of greenery as much as possible with consideration to biodiversity.
Therefore, when creating green spaces at properties developed by Tokyo Tatemono Group, we consider the distribution of vegetation and other life native to the region and select the appropriate plant species.
These initiatives use third-party certification systems such as SEGES and ABINC and are highly evaluated from a fair, third-party perspective.
●Examples of Third-party Certification for Biodiversity
Creating New Greenery in Cities
Artificial greenery is required more than preserving natural greenery when designing a certain scale of greenery in office districts that generally have little greenery. The area surrounding Tokyo Station is an office district that bustles with gigantic buildings, but the imperial palace and ocean are close by with many birds and insects migrating to live.
Approximately 3,600 m² of Otemachi Forest was created in Otemachi Tower, which makes up roughly one-third of the entire property. We reproduced a richly diverse forest in Otemachi by gathering natural trees from mountains in the Kanto region based on the concept of a real forest. We also created the Kyobashi Hill as approximately 3,000 m² greenery dynamically linked from the first floor basement to the fifth floor of Tokyo Square Garden. The greenery at Otemachi Tower and Tokyo Square Garden has been recognized by the Social and Environmental Green Evaluation System (SEGES) third party certification entity that evaluates greenery as space visitors can relax.
Preservation of Original Landscapes in Regions
The preservation of green spaces native to regions is desirable from the perspective of conserving biodiversity. This is able to preserve species of microorganism and plants living in the soil and topography is thought to also have a relationship with conserving the surrounding environment.
Brillia Towers Meguro completed in November 2017 realized a new urban block boasting roughly 17,000 square meters in front of Meguro Station. Under the concept to create a forest in front of the station, we devised a square on the premises where roughly 900 trees were planted in addition to building waterways. The property also interconnects with the surrounding environments from Meguro River to the Institute for Nature Study of the National Museum of Nature and Science to contribute to the preservation of biodiversity in the region.