Reduce the environmental impact of products and services

Eco-friendly Product Certification

In FY2014, IHI introduced an in-house certification scheme to identify products and services that achieve outstanding environmental performance.
The aims are to raise environmental awareness among employees, help reduce environmental burdens and protect the environment by producing more environmentally friendly products and services.
Fifteen products were certified as environmentally friendly, four in 2014, six in 2015 and five in 2016. Going forward, we expect to steadily expand its list of environmentally friendly products.

Certification Process

The Environmental Committee, a group-wide organization, evaluates products based on the five criteria below. Certification as an environmentally friendly product is effective for three years.

Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
Improves energy efficiency and recovers exhaust energy, and/or achieves energy-load leveling
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
Reduces, absorbs, captures, stores and decomposes greenhouse gas emissions; produces renewable energy; and/or reduces fluorocarbons
Resource saving Resource saving
Reduces natural-resource consumption during the manufacture, usage or maintenance stages, and/or facilitates recycling
Reduced environmental risks Reduced environmental risks
Reduces waste/pollution in terms of air, water, soil, noise, vibration, ground subsidence and/or odors, and/or facilitates environmental-data monitoring
Biodiversity protection Biodiversity protection
Helps to protect habitats and/or locations around facilities from an ecological viewpoint

Certified products

Toyosu Foresia Eco-friendly Building

Toyosu Foresia, a building designed to save energy, uses sunlight concentrators to light indoor spaces and generate electricity. It also reuses wastewater. The highly quake- resistant building is well equipped for natural disasters. Greenery accounts for 44% of the site's land.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

Community Cycles

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Community Cycles is a system for sharing bicycles parked at bike stations in designated areas. The system encourages the use of bikes instead of cars to help reduce CO2 emissions.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

Energy-saving multistory parking lot

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A five-story car parking lot built by IHI became the first parking lot that obtained a five-star rating of the Building- Housing Energy-efficiency Labelling System, known as BELS.
The system, established by a Japanese law, rates the energy efficiency of buildings from five stars for highest efficiency to one for lowest. The structure in Tachikawa, Tokyo was built for Nippon Parking Corporation, a parking lot operator.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

IWV-34C Vacuum Degreaser

This compact facility for degreasing metal parts uses low-temperature boiling in a vacuum for efficient cleaning with reduced solvent. IHI's Cryo system dries parts with unprecedented speed.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

IHI-IC Reactor

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The IHI-IC Reactor efficiently processes organic wastewater, including that from breweries. Methane gas generated by the reactor can be used as fuel for electricity generators and boilers.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

HEAT INNOVATOR®

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HEAT INNOVATOR is a 100kW organic Rankine cycle turbo generator that uses unutilized heat of between 80°C and 200°C. Its oil-free magnetic bearing eliminates sliding parts for reduced maintenance. Optimal placement of modules results in a small footprint for flexible installation.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

NitroJet®

NitroJet is a technology for creating an ultra-high pressure jet of liquid nitrogen to clean, chip and cut surfaces. The technology efficiently decontaminates objects without using water, eliminating the necessity to process wastewater.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

Life Cycle Administrator(LC-A)

The LC-A enables vast amounts of measurement data from engine rooms to be analyzed in real time using machine learning and other advanced technologies for preventive maintenance, optimizing operating parameters, troubleshooting and enhanced engine servicing for safer vessel operation and reduced life cycle costs.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

TF-Detector

The TF-Detector measures the concentration of magnetic particles from steel, etc.
that get into lubricants, making it possible to assess wear and then take preventative measures as required to prevent damage or accidents. Magnetic substances in powder also can be detected with this device.
The TF-Detector was jointly developed with Meiyo Electric Co., Ltd.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

MF-Detector

The MF-Detector is used to find conductive particles such as aluminum alloy, copper alloy, tin alloy, etc. in lubricants.
Constantly monitoring for conductive foreign matter makes it possible to identify and fix early-stage damage to instrumentation to avoid major damage or accidents.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

Diesel Engines

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IHI makes engines with energy-saving specifications to satisfy emissions regulations.
Large, low-speed diesel engines are used in vessels such as oil tankers and container ships, while medium-speed diesel engines are used in ferries or to generate power for island communities, etc.
IHI also makes dual-fuel engines to enable switching between fuel types as required.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

ORC Power Generator Heat Recovery HR Series

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The Heat Recovery Series generates electricity using low-temperature water ranging from 70°C to 95°C. The generator interconnects power systems. The small-package generator has a maximum sending-end output of 20kW.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

LNG Smart Satellite

LNG Smart Satellite stores and vaporizes LNG to supply fuel gas. The facility cuts CO2 emissions by using LNG for oil and helps to disperse storage for more stable energy supply.
Installation can be carried out quickly.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

Industrial solar power system

Solar power is a major renewable energy. IHI supports customers throughout the system's lifecycle, including pre-construction planning, design, construction, maintenance and legal procedures.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

Vehicular turbocharger

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IHI's vehicular turbocharger features a downsized engine displacement and reduced fuel consumption, which were realized by improving output power and torque.

  • Energy efficiency Energy efficiency
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reducing GHG emissions
  • Resource saving Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Reduced environmental risks Environmental risk reduction
  • Biodiversity protection Biological diversity

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