Global Environment

Report of previous year's "WARM BIZ" achievement

October 27, 2006

Last year, Ministry of the Environment (MOE) appealed a new business style "WARM BIZ" which sets an office temperature to 20 degrees C to allow employees to work effectively and comfortably, and as one of actions to mitigate global warming, promoted to set a room temperature to 20 degrees C. The questionnaire survey conducted in the end of March this year regarding "WARM BIZ" establishment shows that 90.2% is aware of "WARM BIZ," and 30.5% of companies set their office temperature lower than previous years, and that based on those figures the estimated amount of reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) made by setting the room temperature lower than previous years when heating is approximately 1.41 million ton (equivalent to approximately 3 million households' 1 month CO2 emission amount).

As the second year to carry out "WARM BIZ," we would like to set the period from November 1 to March 31 and to expand "WARM BIZ" not only to offices but also to households including clothing, food and housing

1. Survey Overview

(1) Period:
March 24 . 27, 2006
(2) Method
Questionnaire survey through the web
(3) Surveyed
The research company's 1,200 internet panels including both male and female, chosen by a random sampling technique from 60,000 panels all over the country

2. Result

(1) Do you know "WARM BIZ?" (% of those who know "WARM BIZ")
Yes 90.2% No 9.8%
(2) For the 554 out of 1,200 panels who has an occupation such as businessman, public officer, and commerce and industry self-employed, percentage of those who answered "Yes" to a question that their office temperature has been set lower than usual
30.5%
(3) Estimated reduced carbon dioxide (CO2)
The estimated amount of reduced CO2 made by setting the room temperature lower than previous years when heating is approximately 1.41 million ton (equivalent to approximately 3 million households' 1 month CO2 emission amount)

Contact

Ministry of the Environment
Global Environment Bureau
Climate Change Policy Division

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