Japan, 12 September 2013
Panasonic Corporation has been awarded LEED Platinum certification for its 'Panasonic Center Osaka' showroom, which opened in April of this year. The Center achieved a points score of 86*2, tying the all-time Japanese record, and became the first project in Japan to achieve platinum level within the retail category 2. For the Panasonic Group, this represents a second LEED Platinum award following the new Panasonic North America Head Office building constructed in 2012.
Panasonic Center Osaka was built under the concept of a 'Global Communications Hub' and, with the LEED system held in such high regard across North America, East Asia, India, and indeed the entire world, the company had its sights set on achieving LEED certification right from the early planning stages of the facility. In ultimately achieving its Platinum level, the Center was rated highly for the points listed below, as well as for sharing base building information with the developers and construction/design companies behind the wider 'Grand Front Osaka' venue, and for collaborating with construction and interior design firm in finalizing the showroom's design.
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