Jakarta, Indonesia, 27 January 2016 – Indonesia is South East Asia’s largest energy market, consuming 36% of the region’s primary energy in 2011. Energy use in the building sector is relatively low, representing 18-20% of the total use in Indonesia, but it has grown rapidly over the last 20 years and is considered to be the “low hanging fruit” for energy savings. Improved energy efficiency of buildings could save between 15% and 40% of energy by 2025 in Indonesia.
An action plan designed to significantly improve the energy efficiency in Jakarta’s buildings was released this week by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) together with the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) and Green Building Council Indonesia (GBC Indonesia).
The action plan is based on the recommendations of the Jakarta Energy Efficiency in Buildings Laboratory (EEB Lab) held jointly by the WBCSD, IBCSD and GBC Indonesia in July 2015 and focuses on four areas:
Raising awareness and understanding the multiple benefits of energy efficiency in buildings: help business set up energy efficiency programs and promote transparency with online data collection and improve information sharing.
Workforce capacity – training and skills: encourage the development of certification programs and improve knowledge on life-cycle cost analysis.
Financing energy efficiency solutions: help banks improve their understanding of energy efficiency models and support the development of innovative financing mechanisms /incentives.
Policy and regulation: enable dialogue between business and government and provide recommendations on streamlining policy and regulation.
Each focus area will bring together local public and private sector leaders who will prioritize actions to be implemented. The newly created Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Jakarta platformwill provide overall coordination for the four focus areas.
The EEB platform welcomes participants from interested stakeholders. For further information, please contact Idris Sulaiman, coordinator of Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Platform, Jakarta on behalf ofGBC Indonesia: email@example.com;
The EEB Lab in Jakarta is part of the 10 pilot market engagements coordinated by WBCSD’s EEB 2.0 project. EEB 2.0 aims to drive action locally to overcome market barriers by bringing together stakeholders from the building value chain.