Climate change threatens our way of life through negative environmental events such as large-scale natural disasters and food shortages caused by droughts. With the opening of Tamano Velodrome and the adjoined KEIRIN HOTEL 10 in March 2022, MIXI Group’s Chariloto Co., Ltd. aims to alleviate climate change by reducing the environmental footprint.
With online sales for betting tickets expected to become the norm, the total floor area of the new main stand was reduced to 60% of the previous stand, leading to a successful reduction in construction materials. We have also adopted environmentally friendly designs for the new facility―benches from the former stadium have been reused as restaurant seats, and material waste has been repurposed for the interior of the hotel.
The exterior wall is comprised of both cement and lumber. Materials that are difficult to use in construction such as thinned wood* and wood offcuts were utilized for the lumber. The wood was turned into products suitable for construction through processing which allows for more CO2 to be kept inside the wood. In addition to this, we are participating in a forest growing project carried out by a company that produces materials for exterior walls, which we expect will promote CO2 sequestration by trees. We are also striving to reduce electricity usage by implementing measures such as reducing air conditioning power consumption through improved thermal insulation in the hotel and adopting LED lighting for signs and illumination in the stadium.
MIXI Group will continue to operate Tamano Velodrome, guided by the goal of creating a facility that exists in harmony with the environment.
*Wood material from trees felled during forest thinning carried out with the aim of encouraging tree growth