Decarbonization, environmentally conscious
homebuilding and community creation

Based on the belief that homebuilders have an important role to play in achieving a carbon neutral society, Misawa Homes is committed to creating carbon-neutral, recycling-oriented homes and communities by developing new energy-saving and energy-generating technologies that utilize renewable energy and offering “Zero-energy Homes.”

Relation to SDGs


To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the Ministry of the Environment is promoting the "Regional Decarbonization Roadmap —transition strategies for the next era that start at the regional level—" to develop innovative technologies and implement them in society as soon as possible.
This roadmap shows the overall process together with concrete measures for transitioning to a carbon neutral society in all regions nationwide.
The plan is to develop at least 100 decarbonization-leading areas within five years, and implement priority measures throughout the rest of the country.
Specifically, to maximize the use of renewable energy potential, efforts will be made to incorporate energy efficiency for houses and buildings, leverage EV/PHEV/FCVs that can be used as storage batteries, and use renewable energy heat, unused heat, and carbon neutral fuels.
Also the development of ZEHs (net Zero-energy Houses) is progressing. These houses use renewable energy generated, for example, by solar power to reduce the amount of energy consumed in a year to practically zero or less.
Furthermore, for detached houses, apartment buildings, and non-residential facilities, such as LCCM (Life Cycle Carbon Minus) housing, high-rise ZEH-Ms condos (ZEH-Mansions), and ZEBs (net Zero-energy Buildings), there is more demand for solar PV power generation and ensuring a high level of energy-saving performance.
Misawa Homes is dedicated to offering homes that help to shape the carbon-neutral future. In fact, we were the first company in the world to develop and sell a “Zero-energy Home.”

Fig. From the “What is Carbon Neutrality?” website, Ministry of the Environment

Major Activities and Achievements in FY2022

Launch of ZEH/LCCM houses and 3-story wood-frame rental apartments

To promote the popularization of homes that contribute to the attainment of carbon neutrality, Misawa Homes developed and launched new detached homes and rental housings in April 2022.
The new "CENTURY Kura no Aru Ie ZEH ADVANCE” was launched as a new home that qualifies as both a ZEH and LCCM. It can be built on about 105 square meters of area by incorporating the "Smart ECO Form" design that allows for a large-capacity solar power system while accommodating site conditions such as building height restrictions.
It won the Chairman Prize of ECCJ of the Energy Conservation Grand Prize 2022.
The sustainable 3-story wood-frame apartment building, "Belle Lead MANSION," offers ZEH-M using wooden panels that emit less CO2 during construction. It is made possible by combining Misawa Homes' proprietary highly insulated and airtight wooden panel bonding method with energy-saving equipment such as solar power generation systems and high-efficiency water heaters.
ZEH supply rate
CO2 emissions per building (residence phase)
Amount of waste plastic recycled through M-Wood2

Promoting ZEH

As the world’s first company to sell zero-energy houses (ZEH), we have the pioneering technology and advanced expertise to bring ZEH to fruition.

Energy design

Our advanced homebuilding enables us to offer lifestyles centered around the way energy will be used in the future.

Developing LCCM housing

Trees grow their roots into the soil, soak up the sun as they grow, sprout leaves, and reduce CO2. We will promote the creation of societies that are beneficial to the global environment with the realization that human life is as much a part of the ecosystem as trees.

Microclimate designs

We employ Microclimate designs based on wisdom from 1,000 years ago to create modern homes that are comfortable in all seasons.


M-Wood2 is created by recycling waste wood and waste plastic. M-Wood2 can also be repeatedly recycled and reprocessed.

Refining construction

In refining construction, we reuse the majority of existing structural frames. This is environmentally conscious, and also preserves endearing features and memories from previous generations. It can even increase asset values.

Creating safe & secure homes and communities

In its quest to create safe and secure homes and communities, Misawa Homes focuses on three “Safety Solutions” to benefit homeowners before, during, and after a natural disaster—“preparation” at all times, “protection” in the event of a disaster, and “support” for recovery.

Relation to SDGs


Japan is a country that offers people a wealth of natural beauty in all four seasons.
At the same time, it is also called a disaster-prone country due to the severe topographical, geological, and atmospheric hazards it faces.
The mountain ranges that run throughout the long, narrow land are vulnerable to collapse geologically, and the rivers that flow from these mountains are steep and prone to flooding.
And in recent years, damage from heavy rainfall caused by linear rainbands have become more frequent.
Japan is also prone to earthquakes. In fact, approximately 20% of the world’s major earthquakes (magnitude 6 or higher) reportedly occur in this region.
In such an environment, we must protect people's lives and lifestyles from the threat of natural disasters by making full use of various infrastructures such as rivers, roads, coasts, and ports.
It is essential to work to prevent disasters by improving facilities and reinforcing hardware.
Today, seismic retrofit targets have been set for houses and buildings, and various forms of support and guidance are provided to promote them in a planned manner.
For people, a home serves as vital “shelter and refuge” in the event of a natural disaster. A sound and secure home offers people protection and the ability to rebuild their lives relatively easily.
We continue to build our homes to better withstand disaster, because we want to give people a sense of safety and security so they can enjoy their lives fully.
Surface analysis and precipitation when linear rainbands occur

(Source: Japan Meteorological Agency website "What is a linear rainband?")

Major Activities and Achievements in FY2022

Best Award of the 8th "Japan Resilience Awards"

Misawa Homes won the Grand Prize at the 8th "Japan Resilience Awards" (sponsored by the Resilience Japan Promotion Council) for its MISAWA-LCP disaster prevention and mitigation design for new construction and renovation of detached houses.
MISAWA-LCP was released in 2015, in response to the rising incidence and severity of natural disasters. It is a home design specification that systematically integrates measures to mitigate the risks of earthquakes, floods, wind, snow, and fire. (Previously, countermeasures were designed separately.)
MISAWA-LCP offers “preparation” for disasters, “protection” for families during disasters, and “support” after disasters.
In addition to the usual comfort and convenience of a Misawa home, MISAWA-LCP provides peace of mind against natural disasters, with solutions for buildings and exteriors that function in all three of these categories.
Number of Misawa Homes houses that have collapsed in earthquakes
Number of MGEO-equipped detached houses
Reduction in usage of PRTR-listed chemical substances (at the production phase)
※1 Excludes damage caused by tsunami or fire associated with the earthquake

Wooden panel adhesion construction method

Homes constructed with our proprietary wooden panel adhesion construction method are monocoque structures in which all loads are instantaneously dispersed and absorbed throughout the structure.

Earthquake-resistant wooden housing

To conventional wooden-frame structures we add a distinct combination of strength, design, and security backed up by our advanced technologies and abundant expertise. We developed MJ Wood, earthquake-resistant wooden housing.


We use a seismic vibration damping system called MGEO to create earthquake-resistant structures that never collapse. We also aim to eliminate earthquake damage to interior finishing materials.


MISAWA-LCP (Life Continuity Performance) is about building homes in which one can live with continuity of security, even during times of disaster.


Our LinkGates system enables advanced IoT services in your everyday life. LinkGates brings your family life into the future.

Indoor air control (Air-terior)

Our total air control solutions support comfortable, healthy living, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our efforts to support a Aging society

We provide homes & services that reduce the burden of household chores, child raising, and elderly care to achieve societies in which no one has to give up their career to raise children or care for elderly relatives.

Relation to SDGs


Japan's total population is 124.95 million as of October 1, 2022, of which 36.24 million are aged 65 and over, accounting for 29.0% of the total population.
Among them, 16.87 million are aged 65-74 and 19.36 million are aged 75 and over.
In Japan, in addition to the aging population, the birth rate is declining at the same time.
If the declining birthrate and aging population continues, social issues such as labor shortages in the medical and long-term care sectors, higher social insurance premiums, and sluggish economic growth will only become more severe.
To tackle these challenges, the government is trying to alleviate people's anxieties about marriage and parenting in accordance with the Basic Law on Measures for a Society with a Decreasing Birthrate, as well as improving conditions for raising children. It is also taking measures based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising the Next Generation, and promoting reforms to increase employment and work flexibility.
Also, to ensure stable housing for the elderly, the government is promoting the supply of residences for elderly people, building a housing safety net, and improving the environment to make it easier for them to change residences within the neighborhood they are familiar with.
Under such circumstances, from the perspective of housing and community development, Misawa Homes continues to help solve social issues by providing housing and multi-facility services that reduce the burden of housework, childcare, and nursing care.
Population Trends and Outlook for Japan

(Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website "About the Population of Our Country")

Major Activities and Achievements in FY2022

Construction of a hospital and condominium complex "ASMACI Kobe Shin-Nagata" in Nagata-ku, Kobe City.

As a specified architect, Misawa Homes, together with Keihan Real Estate and the Ikkikai Group, constructed "ASMACI Kobe Shin-Nagata" complex in the JR Shin-Nagata Station South District redevelopment area, which was severely damaged by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.
It consists of "Ogihara Memorial Hospital," where two hospitals in the city were relocated and integrated, and a total of 80 condominiums. For condominium residents, four types of "ASMACI Wellness Support" are provided to support all generations to live a prosperous and healthy life.
In addition, the open space within the complex will be used as a community hub, hosting events for health promotion, disaster prevention and mitigation, and in the event of a disaster, as a local evacuation center to support the lives of disaster survivors.

Aged care and welfare business

We wasted no time becoming involved in the direct management of various nursing care and welfare facilities in 1993, before the elderly care insurance system went into effect.

Developing our ASMACI brand

We have developed three Misawa Homes brands for commercial complexes, rental housing, and other buildings we develop: ASMACI, ASMACI MAISON, and ASPRIME. We engage in future-oriented community building to help communities resolve their distinct issues.

Home Commons

It is said that the Japanese word for “home” originally used the same character as the Japanese word for “nest.” Just as birds build their nests to nurture their chicks, we believe homes should be built for children.

Child raising and nursery care facilities

Homebuilding is future building. We believe this to be true, especially because we must care for children—our future.

Serviced housing for elderly people

We leverage our more than 25 years of experience directly managing nursing care facilities to provide total support based on our abundant expertise, from business consulting to the realization of optimal construction design.

Efforts to conserve biodiversity

We work to conserve biodiversity through efforts such as procuring certified wood, proposing garden designs and vegetation for home exteriors, and hosting afforestation activities at Misawa Homes no Mori—community centers for environmental events and efforts.

Relation to SDGs


"Biological diversity" is a term used to describe the variety of living species on earth, namely, the complicated and diverse ecosystem itself.
However, the deterioration of the natural environment is causing an unprecedented increase in the rate of species extinction.
This means that we humans are destroying our own biodiversity, which is the foundation of life.
In response to these environmental changes, various groups and organizations are launching nature conservation projects around the world to protect its biodiversity.
The Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework discusses specific goals, with an emphasis on striking a balance between the conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use, and sharing the benefits of genetic resource use, and refining and strengthening goals related to social and economic activities.
Also, the Japanese government approved the "National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2023-2030" at the Cabinet meeting in 2023.
It is a fundamental plan for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Japan based on the "Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework" adopted at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Initiatives to conserve biodiversity are also required in corporate activities. Misawa Homes is working through initiatives such as procuring FSC-certified wood, proposing plantings for exteriors and landscaping, and implementing environmental conservation activities in Misawa Homes' forests.
Red List Index of species survival

(Source: Annual Report on the Environment, the Sound Material-Cycle Society and Biodiversity in Japan 2023)

Major Achievements in FY2022

•"Green Infrastructure Model,” a concept home that shows the way to a sustainable future, received the Excellence Award at the 3rd Green Infrastructure Awards

(•"Misawa Park Tokyo," a facility to experience the process of creating a home, was registered as an "Excellent Green Space" of Tokyo Metropolitan Government's "EDO-MIDORI Registered Green Spaces")

Misawa Homes received the Excellence Award at the 3rd Green Infrastructure Awards (sponsored by the Green Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership Platform) for the concept home designed for a sustainable future built at Misawa Park Tokyo, a facility where customers can experience the process of creating a home.
The concept home was designed to address local issues of the construction area, such as increasing damage from flooding caused by torrential rains and procurement of water resources in times of emergency. Disaster prevention and mitigation facilities that utilize green infrastructures, including large roofs that collect natural resources such as rainwater and sunlight, passive cooling systems, and water basins with water storage and water stopping functions, were integrated into the architectural design.
The lifestyle and health of the family and environmental sustainability are both realized at the same time in this project.
"Misawa Park Tokyo," concept homes included, is also engaged in preserving biodiversity by actively planting native species, and was registered as an "Excellent Green Space" of Tokyo Metropolitan Government's "EDO-MIDORI Registered Green Spaces" in 2018 for its particular consideration of the habitat and growth environment for living creatures.

Wood procurement guidelines

As a company that benefits from forest resources, Misawa Homes has formulated guidelines for the responsible procurement of timber.


M-Wood2 is created by reusing waste wood and waste plastic. M-Wood2 can also be repeatedly recycled and reprocessed.


Our lives are underpinned by the benefits conferred by ecosystems that consist of many different creatures and beings interacting with one another. We propose garden designs in an effort to conserve biodiversity.

Biodiversity conservation in Borneo

The Misawa Homes Group donates a portion of its revenue from dedicated vending machines to biodiversity conservation activities in Borneo, a treasure trove of biodiversity.

Misawa Homes forest conservation activities

The Misawa Homes Group established Misawa Homes no Mori Matsumoto in 2014 as a base for engaging in environmental conservation activities.

Efforts to improve customer satisfaction

We provide a wide range of support for customers’ lives and lifestyles throughout the home lifecycle, from construction to after-sales services, maintenance, renovation, and real estate services including selling and rental property management.

Relation to SDGs


The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is currently discussing the future direction of housing policy, what kind of services will be required for housing, and how to promote and foster these services.
The requirements for housing, which had shifted from "quantity to quality," have become more focused on "lifestyle" in recent years.
For example, people are becoming more interested in medical and nursing care services for the elderly that can be accessed easily in their daily lives, or childcare support services for working parents that can be used easily within their community.
Furthermore, there is a demand for development of houses and their surrounding environment that enhances and expands the richness of living, and satisfies the needs for environmentally friendly lifestyles.
Also, the child population and the number of households with children are expected to decrease by about 30% in 2025 compared to 2005, while the proportion of dual-income households among couples with children is increasing.
In such an environment, demand is expected to increase for the development of communities where medical care, work, and housing are located near each other, or where the value of the entire community, not just individual houses, is enhanced.
In light of these changes in living environments, Misawa Homes strives to create homes that are not only highly durable, but also flexible enough to accommodate changes in family structure and lifestyle, from a long-term perspective.
Changes in Life and Lifestyle Values

(Source) “Changes in Life and Lifestyle Values” from “Homes for Changing Times - Proposals for Homes for Nurturing the Next Generation” (May 2022), by Misawa Homes Institute of Research & Development

Major Activities and Achievements in FY2022

The first "residual value mortgage loan" by a megabank

From 2023, in joint development with Mitsubishi UFJ Bank and JTI (Japan Trans-housing Institute), Misawa Homes started to offer the first residual value mortgage loan by a megabank, to customers who are considering the purchase of our detached houses.
The loan comes with two options, "Reduced Repayment Option" and "JTI Purchase Option," to relieve customers' repayment concerns and to meet demand for future relocation. It also offers a choice of variable as well as fixed interest rates to suit different needs.
Misawa Homes is committed to creating high-quality housing stock and homes with high asset value suitable for this era of the 100-year-life by proposing mortgage loans that meet the diverse lifestyles and needs of our customers.
※In a customer satisfaction survey, among 5 assessment levels, the proportion of the total that chose “satisfied” or “moderately satisfied.”

Consumer-oriented management promotion

Misawa Homes widely supports our customers’ lifestyles and lives through housing.

Smile-Ring System

Our Smile-Ring System provides total support in all stages from renovation to relocation, asset utilization, and real estate services, preserving home values over the long term.

Extended warranty system

Our world-class warranty system is founded on long-term initial warranties, warranty extensions, and warranty renewals.


SumStock assessments ensure that buildings with excellent durability and earthquake resistance—their core values as buildings—are evaluated properly and can be passed down to future generations.

Finding uses for vacant homes

We provide one-stop, integrated consulting services for owners of vacant homes and engage in public education to raise awareness of vacant homes, from preventing homes from becoming vacant in the first place to effectively using and properly managing them.

Increasing Customer Satisfaction Through DX (“Digital Transformation”)

We work actively to plan and develop IT-based tools to accurately address the needs of our customers and formulate proposals that both increase their satisfaction and lead to higher operational efficiency in the sales process.

Improving working environments and promoting work style reform

We proactively promote work style reform and improved environments in which everyone can work at full energy any time and anywhere, and strive to improve employee satisfaction and productivity in an effort to achieve sustainable growth while responding to various changes.

Relation to SDGs


Today, we are facing changes in the environment, such as the shrinking working-age population caused by a falling birthrate and aging population, and the diversification of work styles, such as balancing work with childcare and nursing care.
Under such circumstances, increasing productivity through investment and innovation, as well as expanding job opportunities and creating an environment in which people can fully demonstrate their ambitions and abilities have all become important issues.
With regard to female workers, in light of the current wage gap between men and women, a systemic amendment to the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace added "wage differences between men and women" to the information disclosure items in July 2022. Thus, it became mandatory for general employers with 301 or more full-time workers to disclose such items.
As for elderly workers, "Measures for Employment of the Elderly" are being implemented to promote their employment in companies, to secure diverse employment and job opportunities in local communities, and to support such companies and elderly workers.
Regarding childcare, the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising the Next Generation stipulates that companies, and the national and local governments must formulate various action plans to support healthy growth and development of children in light of the rapidly declining birthrate in Japan.
As well as trying to solve social problems through our business, Misawa Homes Group will continue to promote work style reforms and health management, and create an environment that enables both the company and all employees to grow together.
Human Resources Strategy Direction of Reform

(Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare "2020 Edition Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report —The social security system and people’s work styles in the Reiwa Era—")

Main performance in FY 2022


Misawa Homes employment circumstances

Misawa Homes employment circumstances Misawa Homes employment circumstances(As of March 31, 2023)

Health and productivity (White 500)

Misawa Homes makes proactive efforts toward employee health and productivity, and was certified as a Health and Productivity Enterprise—a “White 500” corporation—for the fifth consecutive year in 2023.

Health management

We publish respective figures based on the health management index and introduce health management reinforcement and health events, etc., implemented in 2022.

Health management strategy map

Misawa Homes promotes health management by publishing five health management indices such as the White 500 continued acquisition, the smoking rate and employee satisfaction.

Work style reform
Personal leave systems and support for work-life balance

We employ various personal leave and support systems so that all Misawa Homes employees can work at full energy with a balance between their responsibilities at work, raising their children, and caring for elderly relatives.

Human resources development,
career support,
more active participation by women

We developed Misawa Inclusion in an effort to develop human resources for the future. The program promotes more vigorous exchange between employees and multilinear career development in addition to reconstructing human resources development systems.

Applying DX (“Digital Transformation”) to Workplace Reform

Misawa Homes is striving to improve productivity by actively planning and developing IT-based tools to rethink and refashion the way we work.

Communicating with Local Communities

Misawa Homes will continue to engage in social contribution activities through close communication with the community, with a focus on the promotion of science, culture, and education, on environmental conservation, and on the reconstruction of areas affected by major disasters.

Relation to SDGs


The issues faced by local communities today are extremely diverse. To help resolve them, it is vital to communicate closely with local people, clearly define the issues and take appropriate approaches.
To achieve a sustainable society by solving local issues, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has launched an initiative to realize the Vision for a Digital Garden City Nation through digital transformation (DX) of the whole society so that all citizens can enjoy the benefits of digitalization.
The government aims to revitalize local communities by capitalizing on the uniqueness of each community, and by investing in organizations and groups that tackle the issues, such as declining population, declining birthrate and aging population, and the centralization of people and businesses in Tokyo.
Misawa Homes engages in highly sustainable social contribution activities, with a focus on the promotion of science, culture, and education, on environmental conservation, and on the reconstruction of areas affected by major disasters.
In each of these initiatives, we will continue to work in close communication with the local community.
Overall image of the Digital Garden City Nation initiative

(Source: Digital Agency "Vision for a Digital Garden City Nation")

Major Activities and Achievements in FY2022

Launched "South Pole e-School," web-based learning tool for studying the great nature of Antarctica.

In 2021, Misawa Homes Research Institute of the Misawa Homes Group, together with the National Institute of Polar Research, has developed and launched "South Pole e-School," a learning application for iPad that allows children to enjoy learning about the great nature of Antarctica.
As of September 2022, a web-based application has also been released, making it accessible to wider audiences using smartphones such as the iPhone and android, as well as PCs.
In "South Pole e-School," topics related to Antarctica are introduced in six categories: geography, history, lifestyle, biology, geology, and space.
360-degree panoramic images are presented in each category and linked to motion sensors in the viewing device.
The images move in accordance with the movement of the viewer's device, allowing them to enjoy the scenery of Antarctica as if actually being there.
■ "South Pole e-School" URL:

360-degree panoramic images and videos of Antarctica with commentaries supervised by researchers from the National Institute of Polar Research


Activities in Antarctica

Since the 17th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in 1975, Misawa Homes has seconded a total of 26 employees from the Misawa Homes Group to the National Institute of Polar Research to serve as setup crew members.

Environmental conservation activities

The Misawa Homes Group established Misawa Homes no Mori Matsumoto in 2014 as a base for engaging in forest conservation activities, and established Misawa Homes no Mori Katsuura in 2018 as a base for engaging in coastal cleanup activities.

Assistance in areas afflicted by disasters

The Misawa Homes Group comes together as one to provide assistance in areas afflicted by disasters. We also manage the HEARTH Fund for group companies and employees to make donations to people afflicted by disasters.

Cultural promotion activities

We began collecting works associated with the Bauhaus in 1989. In 1996, we established the Misawa Bauhaus Collection, Japan’s only museum dedicated to the Bauhaus.

Communicating with Local Communities

Misawa Homes has worked on developing a future-oriented community in which people of multiple generations live and thrive together.Although the facilities are now completed, we carry out a variety of community activities to help energize the community.

DX (“Digital Transformation”) Initiatives

Misawa Homes is wholeheartedly committed to DX in various business activities to help in achieving the SDGs.