Energy Consumption and Energy Cost in Office Buildings (September 2015) The price per unit is down, the cost is down, and the consumption is flat.
Xymax Real Estate Institute has been studying the energy consumption and energy cost of office buildings in the Greater Tokyo area on a continuous basis. The report covering the results for the period from January 2010 to June 2015 was released in September. The latest report covering the results for the period ending September 2015 is available now.
Findings from Research for Period Ending September 2015 (Figure 1)
・Energy Consumption The level in 2011 continued. Remained nearly flat.
・Energy Price per Unit Started to fall in March 2015. Four points down from previous study (June 2015)
・Energy Cost Decreased following the price drop. Three points down from previous study (June 2015)
・The figures for each month are not based on the actual amount of a particular single month. They are the average of the past 12 months.
・Indexed based on December 2010 = 100
・Energy consumption is converted to mega joule (MJ) (amount of primary energy)
・Consumption and cost are calculated based on per sqm and indexed.