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May 12, 2021
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Rendering of the exterior of MFLP Ebina I
Tokyo, Japan, May 12, 2021 – Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, announced that it began construction on Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Park Ebina I (“MFLP Ebina I”) in Ebina City, Kanagawa Prefecture on May 6. Construction is scheduled to be completed in September 2022.
TMitsui Fudosan intends to promote the greening of electricity used*1 at all of its facilities in the Tokyo metropolitan area by fiscal 2030. Along with continuing to carry out energy-saving measures at these facilities, it will expand its initiatives for achieving a decarbonized society by creating renewable energy on- and off-site and supplying green electricity in line with tenant needs to help solve social issues through urban development.
As the industry’s first green energy logistics center*2, MFLP Ebina I is expected to acquire ZEB certification*3. The roof will have a photovoltaic power system with capacity of approximately 2,000 kilowatts and annual output of around 2.2 million kilowatts to provide on-site power generation and supply. A green energy supply service*4 will also be offered to make it possible to use renewable energy for 100% of the electricity used at the facility, which will help tenant companies address the RE100 and ESG issues they face. For common areas and office areas, excluding warehouse areas, energy efficiency measures will be employed, including desiccant air conditioning systems and geothermal heat pumps, which will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from primary energy consumption by 50% or more*5.
Overview of Office Facilities
A rainwater reservoir and greenbelt will be established as green infrastructure*6 in the buffer zone between the adjacent Ebina Sports Park in order to harmonize as much as possible with the surrounding environment.
Rendering of the green infrastructure of MFLP Ebina I
MFLP Ebina I is next to the Ebina IC on the Ken-O Expressway, boasting outstanding access to major areas in the Tokyo metropolitan area, an excellent location for a logistics center. Furthermore, it is an 11-minute walk from Atsugi Station on the JR Sagami Line and Odakyu Odawara Line, a location excellent for commuting convenience and advantageous for recruiting human resources. Moreover, an exit on the automobiles-only prefectural road will be created to increase the safety of area transportation and alleviate traffic congestion. In the future, the plan is to accommodate autonomous driving trucks and vehicle platooning.
The exterior design of the facility has a façade abstracted from an organic pattern out of respect for nature based on the concept of “organic flow.” It uses wooden louvers that cause the appearance to change moment by moment with the sunlight and the changing seasons. The offices on the eastern side of the building are layered with high ceilings and greened balconies to provide highly pleasant workplaces.
In addition, the Mitsui Fudosan Group owns and manages approximately 5,000 hectares of forestland in 31 cities and towns, primarily in the northern part of Hokkaido, and wood products made from trees harvested at appropriate times and thinnings from forest maintenance are actively used in the finishings and furniture in the property’s entrance and lounge, and employs an environmentally friendly design.
COVID-19 measures include body temperature cameras and disinfectant at entrances as well as non-contact security gates and elevators. On the top floor of the facility there is a lounge with panoramic views of the Tanzawa Mountains and Mt. Fuji across the Sagami River where people working at the facility can comfortably spend time.
Along with environmental measures, there are also enhanced BCP functions, including 72-hour emergency generators, seismic isolators, and a high foundation for potential flooding, which allow tenant companies to securely use the facility even in emergencies.
Rendering of lounge interiors using forest thinnings
|Name||Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Park Ebina I|
|Location||Nakashinden, Ebina City, Kanagawa Prefecture|
|Site area||Approx. 608,100 ft2 (approx. 56,500 m2)|
|Total floor area||Approx. 1,315,300 ft2 (approx. 122,200 m2)|
|Size and structure||Six floors, steel-reinforced concrete, seismic isolated structure|
|Architect/Builder||Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd.|
|Completion||September 2022 (planned)|
Mitsui Fudosan launched the Logistics Properties Department (currently Logistics Properties Business Division) in April 2012, marking the start of its full-fledged engagement in logistics facility development. With Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Park (MFLP) as its flagship brand, Mitsui Fudosan is currently developing and operating 33 logistics facilities nationwide, including MFLP Funabashi I and MFLP Ibaraki, and it plans to continue proactively opening new facilities. Mitsui Fudosan has embraced "Connecting Values Together with Customers" as its business statement, and the Company not only intends to connect diverse people, goods and concepts, but also continues taking on the challenge of creating value not bound by existing frameworks as the solution partner of tenant companies.
Including MFLP Ebina I, facilities developed and operated by Mitsui Fudosan’s logistics properties business total 46 properties, including 32 facilities in operation and 14 under development (13 in Japan and 1 overseas).
The Mitsui Fudosan Group aims for a society that enriches both people and the planet under the principles of coexist in harmony with society, link diverse values and achieve a sustainable society, and advances business with an awareness of the environment (E), society (S) and governance (G), thus promoting ESG management. By further accelerating its ESG management, the Group will realize Society 5.0, which the Japanese government has been advocating, and contribute significantly to achieving the SDGs.
* The initiatives covered in this press release are contributing to five of the UN’s SDGs.
|Goal 7||Affordable and Clean Energy|
|Goal 9||Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure|
|Goal 12||Responsible Consumption and Production|
|Goal 15||Life on Land|
|Goal 17||Partnerships for the Goals|