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Latest update: 07/01/2020 13:33:52

Material House CO., LTD.

We offer passive daylighting by daylight control.

Our company manufactures environmentally sound products, such as natural daylighting systems that use natural energy, as well as non-ferrous metal products. Our passive daylighting systems have a top-level market share in Japan. They can control brightness and light direction according to the movement of the sun without using any power. We are also developing our own daylighting technologies.

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自然採光事業部 総合パンフレット.pdf

光フィルター パンフレット.pdf

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[Company strength]
We have initiated a new business using daylight for further growth and achieving a second foundation. This is being done while we retain a business platform for distributing non-ferrous metals.

[Business description]
We design and install natural daylighting systems. Our services include simulation of daylighting performance, planning and engineering of daylighting, and non-ferrous metal product wholesaling.

[Industry]
Non-ferrous metal wholesaling, and construction

[Strength of products/technologies]
We have the world’s top-level technology for using daylight for illumination. We have an overwhelming market share for passive daylighting systems in Japan. We possess many special technologies in addition to simple daylighting ducts. This includes controlling brightness and light direction according to the movement of the sun without using any power. The oldest system was installed 22 years ago, but it is still in service without any kind of maintenance. These systems basically require no maintenance.

[Representative's message]
We develop many new daylighting technologies using equipment that we developed. This includes a high-accuracy solar visible-light energy simulator and a ray-tracing Monte Carlo lighting simulator. Please consult us if you have new ideas about using natural light. Subjects that are more difficult to solve make us more aggressive. Many joint development projects are simultaneously in progress.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We have extensive experience in transactions and joint development with major companies as well as engineers and designers from major companies. Please keep in mind that the number of projects that we can handle may be limited, and a long time may be required because of our limited workforce. We are considering overseas expansion, but we think it is now too early to proceed. This is because we have issues to solve, and mainly the issue of our workforce.

[Market share/Ranking]
We have the No. 1 market share in Japan. We are not doing business outside Japan (we have past results in engineering).

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
Illumination Design Award/Award of Excellence (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America); Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Nippon Grand Award, Award of Excellence, etc.

[Media]
NHK and other TV news (many); Morning Show; Yume no Tobira; Asia no Kaze; Nikkei Architecture; many other newspapers and magazines; FOCUS NEDO.


[Authorization/Certification]
Eco Stage and New Partnerships (2007) certification.

[Joint research and development]
NEDO, Waseda University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Railway Technical Research Institute, Nippon Expressway Research Institute, Nikken Sekkei, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, etc.

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
All the largest major general contractors, major general contractors, Nikken Sekkei, and many other design offices.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
ALANOD GmbH & CO. KG (import), USA and so on (export).

[Exhibition History/Information]
Eco Products; Building Show, etc.; Germany (Tokyo Mission); Singapore; Eco Office in July 2014 (planned); Eco Factory Expo (planned).

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Kanto Head Office, SMRJ

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