Indonesia/Australia Commercial Building Knowledge Exchange Project

ClimateWorks, in partnership with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Institute of Technology Bandung, the Green Building Council of Indonesia and the Jakarta Property Institute, undertook a collaborative project to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings across Australia and Indonesia. The project is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The project involved a full-day workshop in Jakarta on the 6th of October 2015, involving Australian and Indonesian participants from government, the property sector, the energy and energy efficiency services sector and from universities. The workshop included presentations on four key issues: building codes and standards; information and incentives; skills, products and services; and finance.

Participants worked collaboratively to identify, prioritise and start planning six tangible program ideas that can deliver real improvements in the energy performance of buildings in Indonesia:

  1. Analysis of options for finance mechanisms for energy efficiency in Indonesia
  2. Development of an energy efficiency performance benchmark for Indonesia
  3. Development of a standard competence for building professionals in energy efficiency
  4. Establishment of periodic retro-commissioning and reporting of the energy performance of existing buildings
  5. Creation of an international forum for sharing best practice in code development, implementation and enforcement (starting with Australia and Indonesia)
  6. Development and communication of a strong business case for high energy performance buildings, tailored for each stakeholder

A summary with full details of the workshop outputs is available here.

For each of these projects, individuals self-nominated as project co-ordinators, and ClimateWorks committed to provide support to these co-ordinators by helping in the development of project ideas and assisting in the sourcing of funding.

This project also involves an exchange trip for two Indonesian stakeholders from the Green Building Council of Indonesia and the Jakarta Property Institute to come to Australia and meet a broader range of stakeholders. This trip will take place in November 2015

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