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Osaki Town SDGs Promotion Council, General Incorporated Association Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, Osaki To wn SDGs Promotion Council, Kagoshima University, and LIXIL conclude an agreement regarding the “Resource Recycling Ver ification Survey Pro

Osaki Town SDGs Promotion Council, General Incorporated Association Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, Osaki Town SDGs Promotion Council, Kagoshima University, and LIXIL sign an agreement on the “Resource Recycling Verification Survey Project in Housing Renovation” In a town with the highest recycling rate in Japan, four parties from industry, government and academia are working together to solve the problem of vacant houses.
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Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture (Mayor: Yasuhiro Higashi, hereinafter referred to as Osaki Town), Osaki Town SDGs Promotion Council (Representative Director: Shiro Chitose, hereinafter referred to as the Council), National University Corporation Kagoshima University Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Department of Engineering program (Associate Professor, Environmental Architecture Laboratory: Atsushi Takano, hereinafter referred to as Kagoshima University), and LIXIL Corporation (Managing Officer, General Manager of LIXIL Housing Technology Sales Headquarters and Director in charge of Building Business: Kazutoshi Taguchi, hereinafter referred to as LIXIL) have been participating as local governments for 15 times in the past. We would like to inform you that Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, which has achieved the highest recycling rate in Japan for many years, has concluded an agreement on June 25th (Tuesday) regarding the “Resource Circulation Demonstration Survey Project in Housing Renovation”.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/85406/37/resize/d85406-37-6870c35d4dbe723beddc-0.jpg&s3=85406-37-ee64dd609a31f0e6883d336716beeb3d-1600×1067.jpg] ■Background of the conclusion of the agreement
Utilizing the knowledge of Osaki Town, a recycling town, to take on the problem of vacant houses
As the population continues to decline across Japan, the number of vacant houses is becoming more and more serious. It is recommended that vacant houses be demolished and made into vacant lots, or reused for renovation, rather than being left abandoned. Another issue is the disposal of waste materials generated during demolition in landfills, and there is a need to recycle as much as possible.
Efforts to solve the vacant house problem are left to each local government, and Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, has positioned this as an issue as well. For over 25 years, Osaki Town has been working on the “Osaki Recycle System,” which is “creating a resource recycling society that recycles more than 80% of waste without relying on incineration facilities.” Thinking that we could use this as a starting point to solve the problem of vacant houses, we collaborated with industry, government, and academia to conduct a demonstration study in Osaki Town.
Thinking about product design based on resource circulation
A resource recycling perspective is now indispensable when designing products that reduce CO2 emissions, and will lead to contributing to the SDGs. LIXIL has an impact strategy and aims to solve environmental issues through our business activities. Among these, we have placed priority on promoting resource recycling and climate change
countermeasures, and are working to reduce the environmental impact of the entire product lifecycle, from material procurement to production, use, and disposal at the end of its role. In the planned demonstration study, industry, government, and academia will work together to conduct a survey on the resources emitted and introduced when renovating vacant houses, a “complete recycling cost verification,” and an evaluation using LCA* to address local issues and environmental issues. We will consider new architecture and building materials that respond to these changes. Because initiatives to utilize vacant houses are left to each local government, we believe that collaboration between community-based research institutes and manufacturers that develop and manufacture products will accelerate these efforts. *LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)
Scientifically, quantitatively, and objectively evaluate the environmental impact of a product throughout its lifecycle, from resource extraction to raw material procurement, manufacturing, processing, assembly, distribution, product use, and even disposal. method to do
■Purpose and content of the agreement
Based on the above background, this agreement aims to evaluate the “resource value” of vacant houses from multiple angles and redefine the value of vacant houses from the perspective of resource recycling. Specifically, we will work on the following two points targeting vacant houses in Osaki Town.
1. Evaluation as a real estate resource:
Based on the premise that vacant houses will be continuously utilized as real estate resources, we will conduct a survey on the resources introduced during renovation and the waste generated, verify the recycling cost, and verify the environmental impact using LCA. We will quantitatively evaluate the effects of improving the recycling rate of waste materials and using recycled products during renovations, and verify the benefits of renovating vacant houses by comparing them with new construction. The renovated property is expected to be used as an advanced model in Osaki Town.
2. Evaluation as a resource storage:
We will investigate in detail the process of demolishing vacant houses and processing waste materials, verify the possibility of improving the reuse and recycling rate of waste materials, and quantitatively evaluate its effects. By viewing vacant houses as resources rather than garbage, and positioning the demolition process within the ecosystem of resource circulation, we aim to build a new model for improving the overall health of the living environment.
■Future schedule
June to December 2024 Research and research on demolition of vacant houses, etc. October to December 2024 Vacant house renovation work to be carried out (planned)
Spring 2025: Unveiling of renovated properties
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・Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture
Osaki Town is located on the nature-rich Osumi Peninsula with a vast whitebait plateau, and as a municipality it has achieved the highest recycling rate in Japan 15 times, including 12 years in a row, and received the Chief Cabinet Secretary Award at the Japan SDGs Awards. Our efforts to address environmental issues, such as these, have been recognized worldwide as the “Osaki Recycling System.” In addition, the agricultural and livestock products grown in our warm climate and abundant spring water are among the largest in Japan, and we are constantly striving for high quality.
https://www.town.kagoshima-osaki.lg.jp/
Regarding Osaki Town’s corporate version of hometown tax
https://www.town.kagoshima-osaki.lg.jp/ke_kikaku/kigyoubannhurusatonouzei.html Regarding Osaki Town SDGs promotion project
https://www.town.kagoshima-osaki.lg.jp/ke_kikaku/sdgs.html
・Osaki Town SDGs Promotion Council
The Osaki Town SDGs Promotion Council, a general incorporated association, is based on the recycling efforts that Osaki Town has been building for over 20 years, and aims to develop
recycling-oriented town development in a more multifaceted manner by forming partnerships with various entities. Established in April 2021. By leveraging the strengths of each stakeholder, we will work responsibly to resolve various issues that cannot be achieved by one local government alone.
Location: 1441 Hishida, Osaki-cho, Soo-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture Japan Athlete Training Center Osumi Administration Building 2F Representative: Shiro Chitose (Representative Director)
Business details: Set in Osaki Town, which has won the highest recycling rate in Japan a total of 15 times, including 12 consecutive years, we collaborate with a variety of partners to engage in research and development, human resource development, information
dissemination, etc., and promote the so-called circular economy. Promote recycling-oriented town development.
Established: April 2021
Osaki Town SDGs Promotion Council Homepage: https://osakini.org/ ・National University Corporation Kagoshima University Graduate School of Science and Engineering Department of Engineering Architecture Program
This is a laboratory that considers better designs for architecture and cities from the perspective of the environment. The universal goal of architecture is to create a favorable environment for all things. In this laboratory, we aim to achieve our goals through “research activities” that cross the boundaries of resources, materials, construction methods, architecture, and cities, “design activities” based on the knowledge gained through research, and “educational activities” that foster the next generation of human resources. approach. We engage in activities to confront various issues related to the environment with a free spirit, find solutions, and implement them in society.
Address: 1-21-24 Gunmoto, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture Environmental Architecture Laboratory Associate Professor: Atsushi Takano University established: 1949
https://www.kagoshima-u.ac.jp/
Laboratory established: 2016
https://www.instagram.com/takano.stu/
・LIXIL Co., Ltd.
In order to realize the rich and comfortable homes that everyone around the world desires, we provide advanced plumbing products such as toilets, baths, and kitchens that solve problems in daily life, as well as windows, doors, interiors, exteriors, and other products. We develop and provide building materials products. Based on our tradition of manufacturing, we contribute to a better life for people with world-leading technology and innovation through our numerous product brands including INAX, GROHE, American Standard, and TOSTEM. LIXIL, which currently employs approximately 55,000 people and operates in more than 150 countries around the world, supports the lives of more than 1 billion people around the world every day by providing products from the consumer’s perspective. Masu.
LIXIL Corporation (stock code: 5938) will record consolidated sales of 1,483.2 billion yen in the fiscal year ending March 2024.
Address: Osaki Garden Tower 24F, 1-1-1 Nishi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Representative: Kinya Seto, Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO
Business content: Manufacture and sale of building materials and equipment, and related services.
Established: September 19, 1949
LIXIL Global Site: https://www.lixil.com/jp/
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