Improve efficiency of compliance verification for building energy conservation act; METI and MLIT to organize evaluation route, etc.
METI Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI) and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) will review evaluation methods related to energy conservation standards for buildings. In consideration of the mandatory compliance with energy conservation standards for all residences and buildings in 2025, they will improve the efficiency of compliance verification based on the revised Building Energy Conservation Act. The current situation will be improved where many evaluation routes are mixed together, aiming to facilitate the procedures for both the applicant and the reviewer.
On 24th May, METI and MLIT presented the draft revision at the joint meeting of Building Energy Consumption Performance Standard Working Group of Energy Conservation Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Advisory body of METI) and Building Energy Consumption Performance Standard Subcommittee of Building Working Group Building Environment Committee of Panel on Infrastructure Development(Advisory body of MLIT)
The new evaluation route incorporates specification standards for the “building envelope”, including windows, exterior walls, and roofs, along with calculation programs for facilities.
The committee members agreed that the reorganization of the various evaluation routes is highly beneficial for streamlining examinations and effectively improving the efficiency of design reviews.”