To aid in reducing the effects of urban heat-island phenomenon
, TMC has been working on urban greening products, of both the rooftop and indoor variety.
Assigned to tackle the heat-island phenomenon
for Tokyo's Shibuya ward two years ago, Kojima helped draw up legislation requiring new buildings bigger than 300 square metres at ground level to plant gardens on a fifth of that surface.
said Monday it has set up a wholly owned subsidiary in China's Sichuan Province to mine and export water- and nutrient-retention peat for use in combating the so-called heat-island phenomenon
and other weather-related problems in cities.
Their study indicated that a heat-island phenomenon
had impacted certain limited areas in cities in addition to global warming.