Using renovation to create a recycling-oriented society,
one with smart, enjoyable home lives, characterized by well-being
Renoveru’s corporate activities focus on four areas: reducing environmental impact/dealing with climate change; transitioning to a society that makes best use of existing housing stock; building attractive communities; and providing a workplace where diverse people can do their best. The ultimate aim is to contribute to a recycling-oriented society for a sustainable, abundant future, and to help people take a smart approach to creating an enjoyable home life characterized by well-being.
１．Reducing environmental impact/dealing with climate change
Renovation has been shown to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 76% and waste generation by up to 96% versus rebuilding/new construction. For a house of about 70 sqm, this is equivalent to about 66 tons of CO2, or the amount absorbed over a year by 7,500 cedar trees. Further, improving the environmental performance and thermal environment of existing homes makes for healthy, comfortable, eco-friendly living. Renoveru is also proactive in making joint industry-academia research and other information more visible and widely known.
Source: Renoveru, based on Renoveru, Sato Kouichi Laboratory, Kanazawa Institute of Technology,
Asabuki Kanako Laboratory, Kokushikan University, “Impact of Renovation on Reducing CO2 Emissions and Waste Generation.”
2. Using technology to transition to society that makes best use of housing stock
In order to solve the post-war housing shortage, the real estate, financial, and construction industries built an industrial structure suited to supply large volume of new housing as they developed. However, Japan’s housing stock is now sufficient and the issue of vacant houses is intensifying, with empty houses projected to reach 30% of the total by 2030. To support the transformation of the above industrial structure, we have built technology-enhanced renovation platforms, which we are working to make open source. We are one of the first to standardize IoT device-connected smart homes. We also established the LIVING TECH Association, Japan, and are working to spread awareness.
- Old, unrenovated property
- Often sold to wholesalers as buyers are difficult to find
- Example of Renoveru renovation
- Floor plan, design, fixtures, and plumbing refreshed to suit customer’s lifestyle
3. Building attractive communities
Our urban creation projects revitalize buildings with low or no occupancy due to generational change. The core concept is creating value for communities. With end-to-end support from planning through design, construction, leasing, and operations, we help create new value that enhances the appeal of the entire community in the best way, project by project. We aim to create buildings in tune with the landscape and greenery that are open to and loved by the community.
BOIL: Cultural center where local community can participate Kanagawa Prefecture: Communications building transformed into complex
SWEET AS: Nurturing a sports-oriented local community Yamaguchi Prefecture: Steel works transformed into sports complex
4. Workplace where diverse people can do their best
People from their 20s through 70s work together at Renoveru. Roughly half of our employees are women. Retired engineers, technical trainees from Vietnam, and working mothers returning from maternity and childcare leave are active in our workplace.
Our technology, systems, and values (code of conduct) are aimed to draw out the energy of our diverse human resources, enhance the value provided to customers, society, and industry, and support fulfilment of our mission.