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Result of pilot test to set the temperature 2 degrees C higher when cooling at new annex of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store headquarters (COOL BIZ feeling temperature survey)

August 21, 2006

Ministry of the Environment conducted a customer questionnaire survey on the pilot test to set the temperature 2 degrees C higher than usual at new annex of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store headquarters (COOL BIZ feeling temperature survey) from July 31 to August 3. The result is as follows.

1. Result

As per the attached "COOL BIZ Feeling Temperature Survey Result."

Excluding those who did not go to the field floor and nonresponder, 98% answered "comfortable" or "no problem despite a bit hot" and 96% encouraged to continue this approach.

As for this pilot test method, 48% said that it is realistic enough to carry out in other stores and 43% said that this approach should be carried out at all the floors.

2. Reference Overview

< Survey Overview>
[ Date & Time]
July 31, August 2, and August 3, 2006
* Cancelled the test on August 1 due to the forecast of the day said the highest
outdoor temperature would be as cool as 25 degrees C.
[ Method]
V oluntary customer questionnaire in writing asked by researchers
[ Sampling]
379 (Male 93, Female 286)
< Pilot test to raise the preset temperature at new annex of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store>
[ Period]
July 31 (Monday) to August 3 (Thursday), 2006
[ V enue]
2F, 4F, 6F at new annex of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store
[ Test]
set 2 degrees C higher than the preset temperature

Attachment

  • COOL BIZ Feeling Temperature Survey Result

Contact

Ministry of the Environment
Global Environment Bureau
Climate Change Policy Division

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