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Toshiba to Establish Smart Community Center in Kawasaki, Japan

To bring smart community businesses to a unified location
16 May, 2012

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it is establishing a Smart Community Center in Kawasaki, Japan, that will support, enhance and advance the continued global development and expansion of Toshiba Group's highly promising smart community business. The 15-story building is scheduled to open in October, 2013, and will provide a business base for approximately 7,000 people.

The new center will provide a unifying base for Toshiba's organizations engaged in smart community businesses in Japan, including Toshiba Group companies and business divisions developing cloud solutions. The consolidation of related staff in a single location will facilitate closer cooperation with Toshiba's nearby R&D centers and social infrastructure engineering and manufacturing facilities.

The center will itself be a showcase for smart community solutions, as it will integrate an intelligent Business Energy Management System (BEMS). Operation of the BEMS will be featured in the center's smart community show room, along with Toshiba Group's latest smart community and smart factory technologies.

The new center will be a smart building that integrates Toshiba's latest smart community technologies in a comfortable, energy efficient work environment. Its features include the following.

   Disaster resistant design and structure

  • Quake-absorbing structure
  • Uninterruptible power supply
  • Flood barriers

   Intelligent BEMS

  • Toshiba's ICT, control and sensor technologies
  • Photovoltaic power generation and stationary battery systems
  • Optimized power control and management
  • Real-time tracking and visualization of power consumption

Toshiba Corporation will promote identification of the new center as a base for smart community and to promote the Toshiba brand.


Outline of Smart Community Center

Location:   Horikawa-cho, Saiwai-ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture
Owner:   NREG Toshiba Building Co., Ltd. (NOMURA REAL ESTATE GROUP)
Structure of building:                 15 story
Total floor area:   106,238 m2
Start of construction:   July 2011
Start of operation:   October 2013 (plan)