Social Liaison & Research Center / Building Environment Research Center

ImageResearch focused on energy saving and earthquake-proof technologies of housing.
With the subjects of study focused on energy-saving, amenity, safety and durability of housing, the Building Environment Research Center is developing new energy-saving and earthquake-proof technologies essential to a sustainable society.
Research of energy-saving and housing amenities include development of solar heat and geothermal energy technology. To create comfortable room environments, we are experimenting and verifying simulation results on amenities and energy-saving focused on radiation heating/cooling system. The efforts towards ensuring safety and durability of housing includes (1) improving initial stiffness of wooden bearing walls and improving their proof stress, and (2) experimenting with numerical analysis to investigate structural properties of wooden bearing walls using vibration-proof cement extrusion molded board.