23 September 2011

MEASURING EFFECTIVENESS OF INSTALLING A TURBO CHILLER ON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BUILDINGS -TODAI SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS PROJECT


Universities are responsible for proposing a new social model based on
environmentally friendly economic activities that puts into practice sustainable education and
research activities in harmony with the environment. To fulfill this responsibility through
specific actions, the University of Tokyo has launched a university-wide project known as the
Todai Sustainable Campus Project (TSCP). As its top priority, the university set the target of
reducing total CO2 emissions and has already launched a wide range of initiatives. As a part
of the project, the CO2 emissions from the hospital facilities, which consume an especially
large amount of energy within the campuses, were estimated based on measurement data in
order to improve the efficiency of the heat source equipment for the air conditioners. Also,
after the equipment had been introduced and put into proper operation, it became possible to
realize a significant CO2 reduction that contributes to the target for TSCP-2012.