Institute of Environmentology, Research and Education for Sustainability or Sustainable Development, Kazutoshi Fujihira

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  • September 11, 2018
    K. Fujihira made the oral presentation titled “Cutting-Edge Research on Sustainable Design by Applying Control Science” at the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Science (SES2018) held in Tokyo, Japan.
  • May 24, 2018
    K. Fujihira received the "2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award."
  • December 6, 2017
    K. Fujihira's monograph "Sustainable Home Design by Applying Control Science" has been published.
  • July 16, 2017
    K. Fujihira has received the "2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award."
  • December 14, 2016
    A paper “System Control for Sustainability: Application to Building Design” has been published in the book “Complex Systems, Sustainability and Innovation.” This paper shows a practical method for both “promoting sustainable design” and “designing sustainable homes” with a concrete example.
  • May 21, 2016
    The Inagi Ecohouse appeared in the issue of Monthly Housing for July 2016.
  • May 1, 2015
    “Inagi Ecohouse – 500% Energy Self-Sufficiency House,” an article written by K. Fujihira, came out in the May 2015 issue of ‘IBEC,’ published by the Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation (in Japanese).
  • February 20, 2015
    In the 6th Sustainable Housing Awards, “Inagi Ecohouse” received the Japan Wooden Houses & Industry Association President Award.
    Moreover, at the briefing session after the 6th Sustainable Housing Awards commendation ceremony, K. Fujihira made an oral presentation on the Inagi Ecohouse.
  • January 8, 2015
    K. Fujihira held an energy environmental workshop at a regional community in Asahi Ward, Yokohama City, with members of Sustainable Asahi.
  • December 30-31, 2014
    In order to do research on sustainable regions, K. Fujihira observed Oshima Town, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan.
  • November 2014
    K. Fujihira, the head of this institute, appeared in “Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2015,” one of the most authoritative directory in the world.
  • November 14, 2014
    A new webpage "Inagi Ecohouse" has been added.
  • October 23, 2014
    K. Fujihira has held an energy environmental workshop at a public elementary school in Asahi Ward, Yokohama City, with members of Sustainable Asahi.
  • September 24, 2014
    The “Inagi Ecohouse” has been classified into "" of the “Life Cycle Carbon Minus House Certification.”
  • August 22, 2014
    The "Inagi Ecohouse" has been assessed by the "CASBEE for Home" and ranked in the highest “S” or “.”
  • August 2014
    K. Fujihira, the head of this institute, has appeared in a directory, "2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century 8th Edition."
  • August 10, 2014
    "A Short Introduction to Environmentology" has been translated into Persian.
  • May 15-17, 2014
    In order to do research on sustainable cities, K. Fujihira observed Nagasaki and Unzen Cities, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.
  • December 30, 2013
    Institute of Environmentology has moved to Inagi City, Tokyo.
  • December 17, 2013
    K. Fujihira has held an energy environmental workshop at a high school in Konan Ward, Yokohama City, with members of Sustainable Asahi.
  • November, 2013
    K. Fujihira, the head of this institute, has appeared in “Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2014,” one of the most authoritative directory in the world.
  • November 7, 2013
    K. Fujihira has held an energy environmental workshop at a public junior high school in Asahi Ward, Yokohama City, with members of Sustainable Asahi.
  • September 24, 2013
    K. Fujihira has held an energy environmental workshop at a public elementary school in Asahi Ward, Yokohama City, with members of Sustainable Asahi.
  • August 18, 2013
    In order to do research on sustainable cities, K. Fujihira observed Tomioka City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.
  • July 11, 2013
    The construction of the new home based on the sustainable home design method by applying control science has started in Tokyo.
  • July 8, 2013
    K. Fujihira held an energy environmental workshop at a public elementary school in Asahi Ward, Yokohama City, with members of Sustainable Asahi.
  • June 9, 2013
    K. Fujihira made a presentation titled “How to Design Sustainable Homes: Theory and Practice” at the Second International Conference on ‘Emerging Sri Lanka: Sharing Japanese Governance and Developmental Experience’ held at Tokyo Institute of Technology.
  • March 1, 2013
    We started designing a new home, based on the sustainable home design method by applying control science.
  • January 17-19, 2013
    In order to do research on sustainable cities, K. Fujihira observed Aya town and Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.
  • December 6, 2012
    K. Fujihira held an energy environmental workshop at a public elementary school in Asahi Ward, Yokohama City, with members of Sustainable Asahi.
  • November 1, 2012
    The entire research paper “An Approach to Sustainable Homes by Applying Control Science” was opened to public viewing on the website.
    www.scientific.net/AMR.403-408.2087
  • October 04, 2012
    K. Fujihira observed conditions of Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and discussed matters of cities and sustainability with an assemblyman of the city.
  • September 07, 2012
    K. Fujihira held an energy environmental workshop at a public elementary school in Asahi Ward, Yokohama City, with members of Sustainable Asahi.
  • July 27, 2012
    K. Fujihira took part in the symposium on "Integration of Knowledge" and its Embodiment, which was presented by the Science Council of Japan at Tokyo University, and joined in the discussion.
  • July 03, 2012
    K. Fujihira held an energy environmental workshop at a public elementary school in Asahi Ward, Yokohama City, with members of Sustainable Asahi.
  • June 06, 2012
    A new webpage, "Profile of the Head," was added.
  • May 17-18, 2012
    In order to do research on sustainable cities, K. Fujihira observed Yamanashi and Koshu Cities, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.
  • April 18, 2012
    A well-received paper on ESD and environmental education, "An Educational Methodology for Sustainable Development," was opened to public viewing on this website.
  • March 23-29, 2012
    In order to do research on sustainable cities, K. Fujihira observed San Francisco and Mountain View Cities of the U.S.
  • February 24, 2012
    A paper "An Approach to Sustainable Development by Applying Control Science" was published in the book "Sustainable Development."
  • January 25, 2012
    Our website was renewed.
  • January 3, 2012
    A paper "An Approach to Sustainable Homes by Applying Control Science" was published in the international journal Advanced Materials Research.
  • September 17, 2011
    Fujihira made a presentation at the SICE Annual Conference 2011.
    A paper "An Approach to Designing Control Systems for Sustainable Development" was published.
Institute of Environmentology is researching for controlling human activities sustainably.

Aiming for a sustainable society

Nowadays, humankind is facing a variety of environmental and social problems; for example, global warming, the destruction of ecosystems, an increase of areas where water supplies are insufficient, the tight supply-demand situation for oil and metals, poverty, economic crises and conflicts. It is our ultimate goal as humans to solve or prevent environmental and social problems and achieve "sustainable development" or "sustainability."

In order to solve or prevent environmental and social problems and achieve sustainable development, it is also necessary to establish the science that firmly supports it. However, under the existing circumstances, each fractionalized field in natural science and humanities approaches it; therefore, the situation appears to be chaotic.

Facing this present situation, we aim to establish a systematic science for sustainable development. At the same time, we make efforts to develop practical measures for achieving sustainable development. Moreover, we lucidly express the results of our research and disseminate it widely so that a sustainable society will be achieved earlier.

Research activities

In order to solve or prevent environmental and social problems and achieve sustainable development, humans must "control" their activities appropriately. Therefore, we utilize a science that specializes in "control" and strive to establish a science for sustainable development. At the same time, we make efforts to develop practical measures to control human activities sustainably. In addition, we endeavor to establish an educational methodology for sustainable development and moreover produce practical educational programs on the basis of this methodology.

The above research is promoted by this institute independently, or in partnership with outside organizations, researchers and collaborators.

Publication

We publish the results of our research in books, journals, reports and web pages.

Lectures, presentations and workshops

We make the results of our research public through lectures and oral presentations in easy-to-understand words. In addition, we conduct workshops based on the educational programs that we have created.

Institute of Environmentology
Address: 509-2 Momura, Inagi, Tokyo, 206-0804 Japan

Phone: international +81-42-401-5054

Fax: international +81-42-401-5054
Head: Kazutoshi Fujihira, E-mail:fujihira@kankyogaku.com