Meter readings slips are distributed to customer sites every month so they can compare monthly gas and power consumption with the previous year and month. Moreover, after registering for the free myTOKYOGAS online service, they can view their monthly gas and electricity bills and consumption with simple charts on a computer or smartphone. They can also access information, such as advice and alerts, to support energy conservation. The EneLook remote control at homes visualizes energy usage as well, showing gas and water used by home hot water equipment.
In addition to these efforts, the Eco-JOES latent heat recovery hot water system features an eco-friendly operation function that helps users save water and energy. Our smartphone app for the ENE-FARM residential fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP) system*1 allows users to enjoy visualized contents on energy and encourages them to continue saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions pleasantly.
*1 Gas engine-based CHP systems generate electricity and recover exhaust heat generated as a by-product.
EneLook remote control
App for smartphones
Tokyo Gas is a member of the Kurashi Sozo Kenkyukai (daily life creation research group) comprising experts and housing-related organizations, and the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference, which collaborates with the Kurashi Sozo Kenkyukai. We participate by conducting research and surveys on popularizing and promoting energy saving actions while also developing effective tools that can be easily popularized by housing-related companies and consumers.
To date, we have developed Energy-saving Behavior Card Game, which can be used to play games such as Sevens as a simple way to learn about energy saving actions. We also developed the Energy Saving, Healthy and Comfortable Home – Eco-Living board game that allows players to feel the effects of housing reform and energy-saving appliances as well as the "Revised Starting Energy-saving Behavior BOOK," a textbook with worksheets for instructors which can be used to teach energy conservation in schools. We also confirm the effectiveness of such tools for altering people’s behavior related to energy conservation and promote their use.
Moreover, since fiscal 2017 we have been participating in the Ministry of Environment’s Project for promoting autonomous efforts in residential sector, etc. by using behavioral insights including nudges that elicit low-carbon behavior changes. Through this project, we are developing educational programs for energy conservation and measuring their effects.
Energy-saving Behavior Card Game
Energy Saving, Healthy and Comfortable Home – Eco-Living board game
Revised Starting Energy-saving Behavior BOOK