Press Release

July 22, 2008
  • Air & Transportation

The Formulation of a Protocol for Verification Tests and an Invitation to Become the Verification Organizations for the FY 2008 ETV Project on Heat-Island Mitigation Technology (for Reducing Air Conditioning Loads by using Building Envelope Systems, etc.)

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) adopted the Protocol (the First Edition) for the verification tests of the FY2008 Project on Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) in the field of heat-island mitigation technology (technologies for reducing air conditioning load by using building envelope systems, etc.).

Based on the above Protocol, the MOE invites local governments, public corporations and nonprofit organizations to apply for verification organizations in this field. Please submit applications in Japanese by fax or e-mail to the following address:

Submission period: July 22, 2008 - August 1, 17:00, 2008
Submit to:
The Japan Testing Center for Construction Materials
Performance Evaluation Conformity Assessment Division
2-9-8 Kayaba-cho Nihonbashi Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 103-0025
Phone : +81-3-3664-9217
Fax: +81-3-5649-3730

The ETV Project is a program which was launched by the MOE in FY2008 in order to undertake trial implementations of advanced environmental technologies and objective verification of their performances. For more details, please refer to the following website of the ETV of Japan (

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