Building Energy Efficiency Act

Name of policy Building Energy Efficiency Act
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Japan
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Information and education
    • Performance label
      • Endorsement label
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Codes and standards
      • Building codes and standards
Sector name
  • Buildings
    Policy description The Act on the Improvement of Energy Consumption Performance of Buildings (Building Energy Efficiency Act) provides for

    1) regulatory measures for mandatory compliance with energy efficiency standards for large-scale non-residential buildings, and 2) incentive measures such as a labeling system displaying compliance with energy efficiency standards and exception of floor-area ratio regulation for certified building.


    The incentive measures are implemented from April 1, 2016, and the regulatory measures shall be implemented within two years (scheduled for April 2017) of the promulgation of the Act.

    Policy type
    • Non-energy1
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2015
    Start date of implementation 2016
    End date of implementation
    High impact No
    Impact indicator


    Source or references http://www.mlit.go.jp/common/001134876.pdf

    https://www.iea.org/beep/japan/codes/building-energy-efficiency-act-2015.html

    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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