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Climate Change

Mitsubishi Estate asks subcontractors to disclose carbon emissions

Japan developer seeks to slash big projects' CO2 as it turns toward renewables

Mitsubishi Estate plans to ask contractors to use power generated with renewable energy.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese property developer Mitsubishi Estate has begun asking its suppliers for information about carbon emissions sparked by construction materials like cement and steel, a move that could force a rethink of traditional construction methods and materials, Nikkei has learned.

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