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Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. Construction begins on the 3-story solid wooden Tokyo University of Agriculture st udent dormitory “Seiun Dormitory” ~A dormitory that is friendly to students and the environment, utilizing the Okuta ma training forest~

[Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.] Construction begins on the 3-story solid wooden Tokyo University of Agriculture student dormitory “Seiun Dormitory” ~A dormitory that is friendly to students and the environment, utilizing the Okutama training forest~

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Press release: May 14, 2024
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Construction begins on the 3-story all-wooden Tokyo University of Agriculture student dormitory “Seiun Dormitory” – A dormitory that is friendly to students and the environment, utilizing the Okutama training forest.
On May 13, Tokyo University of Agriculture (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Chairman: Fumiyo Eguchi) and Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
(Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Toshiro Mitsuyoshi) A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the student dormitory, Seiun Ryo. It is a 3-story wooden semi-fireproof structure that utilizes domestic timber from the Okutama Experimental Forest owned by Tokyo University of Agriculture. The dormitory was designed and constructed by Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., and is scheduled to be completed at the end of January 2025, with students scheduled to move in from February 2025 as soon as the environment is ready. This is a wooden student dormitory that contributes to the health of residents and is environmentally friendly.

■Features
1. A space that utilizes wood to support the physical and mental health of students
The psychological stress-relieving effect, humidity control, and antibacterial properties of wood increase the comfort of the space and have a positive impact on the physical and mental health of residents. “Seiun Doryo” is the Tokyo University of Agriculture’s Noyukai. Students from the track and field club are scheduled to move into the dormitory. Agricultural Friendship Association
The long-distance block (men’s) of the track and field club has participated in the Tokyo-Hakone round-trip university relay race (Hakone Ekiden) a total of 70 times. We are striving to improve our competitiveness by participating in the tournament for the first time in 10 years in 2024. By leveraging the properties of wood, we create a comfortable space where both body and mind can feel at ease, supporting students to maximize their performance.

2. Local production for local consumption using domestic timber and Tokyo University of Agriculture’s Okutama Experimental Forest

This facility uses 123 m3 of domestic timber, including 56.5 m3 of wood from the Okutama Experimental Forest owned by Tokyo University of Agriculture, contributing to local production for local consumption. Cedar from the training forest, which students use for forestry research and practical training, is used for the beams and columns of the cafeteria, the stairs, and the counter. We will use it as a place for learning that you can see, touch, and experience first-hand.

3. Contribute to decarbonization with wooden buildings that fix carbon

We use OneClickLCA*1 to visualize CO2 emissions (embodied carbon) during construction and select components with lower CO2 emissions. By using pure wood construction, we increase the amount of wood used and increase the amount of carbon fixed throughout the building, contributing to a decarbonized society.

Wood usage: 348㎥ (domestic wood 123㎥)
Amount of carbon fixed: 316.874 tons CO2e bio (CO2 base)
The guidelines of the Forestry Agency are equivalent to the amount of carbon fixed amount of about 1041 cedar in 40th grade.

*1.
Sumitomo Forestry has a contract as sole distributor in Japan for software that visualizes CO2 emissions (embodied carbon) over a building’s lifetime. It is used in 140 countries around the world. Compliant with international standards ISO and European standards, and compliant with over 60 global green building certifications such as LEED.
Reference: One Click LCA site page

*2. Guidelines for displaying carbon storage amount related to wood used in buildings

■Comment from Chairman Eguchi
Construction has begun on Seiun Dormitory, where Tokyo University of Agriculture students will live. Once completed, the Noyukai Athletics Club’s men’s long-distance block will make effective use of it with the aim of participating in events such as the Hakone Ekiden. We were particular about using wood to alleviate psychological stress and improve the comfort of the space, allowing students to maximize their competitive performance while taking into account their mental and physical health, and the carbon fixation effect of wood to help reduce stress. This is because it can also contribute to a carbon society. ■Property overview
Construction name: Tokyo University of Agriculture Seiun Dormitory (men’s track and field club dormitory) construction work
Address: 3-9-37 Sakuragaoka, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Site area: 3,798.53 square meters
Total floor area: 1,250.39 square meters (378.24 tsubo) *Includes bicycle parking lot
Structure/Number of floors: Wooden construction (semi-fireproof), 3-story building
Use: Dormitory / Dormitory accommodation for 52 people / 2-person room Start of construction: January 2024
Completion (planned): January 2025
Start of use (planned): February 2025

■Outline of Tokyo University of Agriculture Educational Corporation Chairman: Fumiyo Eguchi
Founded: 1891
Schools: 2 universities, 3 high schools, 3 junior high schools, 1 elementary school
Total number of students: Approximately 20,000

The Sumitomo Forestry Group globally operates businesses centered on wood, from forest management to the manufacture and distribution of wood building materials, contracting for single-family homes and medium- to large-scale wooden construction, real estate development, and wood biomass power generation. Long-term vision until 2030 “Mission
TREEING
2030, we aim to increase the amount of CO2 absorbed by forests by implementing Sumitomo Forestry’s Wood Cycle value chain, sequester carbon over the long term through the widespread use of wooden buildings, and contribute to the decarbonization of society as a whole. . We will continue to promote the use of wood in the
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