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Toyota Institute Global Learning Center

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Project Outline

Toyota Institute Global Learning Center is a training facility built to perpetuate the company’s values. It is surrounded by abundant greenery and sits atop a low hill with a panoramic view over Lake Hamana. In fact, one of the key factors in the design was harmony with the local scenery and natural environment. Environmentally friendly methods were applied from the start of architectural planning, including the use of natural energy, creating high-efficiency equipment systems, verifying performance, and so on. The result was a training facility that has excellent all-round environmental performance.
 < Concepts of environmental consideration > 
・ Architectural plans that mitigate impact on the surrounding environment
・ An indoor environment designed in consideration for trainees from abroad
・ Reduction of thermal load and use of natural energy
・ Use of high-efficiency systems and verification of their performance

Basic Information

[CASBEE rank] S  (5 stars)
[CASBEE tool used] CASBEE for New Construction (2006 edition)
[Location] Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
[Completion date]

August, 2003

[Site area] 17,307 m2
[Total floor area] 10,322 m2
[Structure] Steel frame, part steel-reinforced steel frame concrete
[Floors] 5F, roof tower 1F
[Owner] Toyota Motor Corporation
[Designer] Overall supervision: Toyota Motor Class 1
Architect’s Office
Basic design + blueprint drawings: Nikken
Execution design: Taisei Corporation
[Contractor] Taisei Corporation

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Tanaka et al, Building and Environment, volume44, issue7, July 2009, pp. 1509-1516.


  • SB05 Tokyo Memorial Sustainable Building and Housing Awards, Buildings Section, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Prize (Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation, 2005)
  • 20th SHASE Awards of Promotion, Technology Promotion Award (The Society of Heating, Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan, 2006)
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CASBEE is a method for rating the environmental performance of buildings using Building Environmental Efficiency (BEE) as an indicator, which is based on the results of separate scores obtained for Q-1~Q-3 (Quality) and LR-1~LR-3 (Load Reduction).