Environmental Initiatives

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The Asset Management Company is working to reduce the environmental impact of the portfolio of properties held by MORI TRUST Hotel Reit in accordance with “Promoting energy saving and GHGs emission reduction” , “Contributing to recycle-oriented society” and “Responding to climate change and improving resilience” which form part of its sustainability policy.

Environmental Management System (EMS)

MORI TRUST Asset Management has built an environmental management system to promote energy saving, reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and effective use of resources.
MORI TRUST Asset Management sets targets for energy consumption, GHG emissions, water consumption, and amount of waste generation, observes the results, carries out plan-and-result management, and takes measures to contribute to the creation of a sustainable recycling society through the reduction of the environmental burden.

(Note) Third-party confirmation (Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc.) has been obtained for all portfolio energy consumption, GHG emissions, water consumption, and amount of waste generation data.

Environmental Performance Data

Environmental Performance Targets

MORI TRUST Asset Management has set reduction targets for total energy consumption, GHG emissions, water consumption and waste generation across the portfolio, as shown below.

(Note 1) Energy: Electricity, gas, fuel, DHC, etc./Water: Water supply and recycled water
(Note 2) Baseline: The actual values in 2018
(Note 3) Intensity is consumption rate or emissions rate per unit leased area.

Environmental Performance Results

(Note 1) Aggregation period is one year from April 1 each year to March 31 of the following year.
(Note 2) For each year, actual figures are based on the five properties owned as of March 31, 2022. Each of the above figures is the total portfolio amount and is based on a comparison of the same conditions.

Examples of Environmental Initiatives

Upgrading of Equipment and Installation of LED Lighting

MORI TRUST Hotel Reit is moving forward with energy-saving activities aimed at reducing our environmental load, such as upgrading to highly energy-efficient air-conditioning systems and kitchen equipment and installing LED lighting in guest rooms and common areas.

Upgrading of air-conditioning systems
(Courtyard by Marriott Shin-Osaka Station)

Upgrading of kitchen equipment
(Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa)

ESG Awareness-Raising in Backyards

The hotel operator of Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station educates hotel employees on energy conservation and other ESG issues, for example displaying posters in the backyard.

Posters in cargo elevator hall and inside elevator to raise sustainability awareness

Site Greening

At KYOBASHI TRUST TOWER (Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station), abundant greenery has been arranged along the approach on the Tokyo Station side and on the rooftop, etc. Approximately 50% of the open spaces is greened (excluding the pilotis area).
In addition, MARUNOUCHI TRUST TOWER (Shangri-La Tokyo) plants trees outside to mitigate the heat island effect and reduce CO2 emissions (greened area: approximately 1,650 m2).

Water Reuse

Some portfolio properties such as MARUNOUCHI TRUST TOWER reuse hotel wastewater as grey water.

Waste Reduction

Hotel operators are striving to reduce waste and be environmentally conscious by using paper straws, discontinuing the use of individually packaged shampoo and reducing food loss at the hotels we manage.

Properly Dealing with Environmental Issues such as Contamination

When acquiring real estate, assessing beforehand whether there are harmful substances such as PCBs or asbestos, soil contamination or other environmental issues is an integral part of the process.
We deal with any issues with real estate held such as the presence of harmful substances through appropriate measures, management or treatment in accordance with laws and regulations.

Introduction of Green Lease

MORI TRUST Hotel Reit concluded a memorandum for a green lease for the purpose of reducing the environmental burden with the tenants of some of the properties it held. Information sharing about electricity, gas and water consumption and discussions on the improvement of environmental performance will be conducted on a regular basis.

Investment in Properties with Higher Environmental Performance

MORI TRUST Hotel Reit conducts risk evaluation and obtains engineering reports, etc. when acquiring properties.
The below property has been recognized by a third party as a property with high environmental performance.

KYOBASHI TRUST TOWER (Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station)

Acquired the highest rating of AAA in Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Energy Performance Certificate Program with achievement of " ERR(Energy Reduction Ratio) 35.24%" and "PAL (Perimeter Annual Load) reduction rate 27.98%" in the hotel area.
The "Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Energy Performance Certificate Program" is a system by which energy performance of a building is evaluated based on the description in the building environment plans submitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government by the construction contractor.

Please click here to learn more about the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Energy Performance Certificate Program (Japanese only).

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