WHAT IS EEB LAB?
The Energy Efficiency in Buildings Laboratory (EEB Lab) is a cross-industry platform that sought to create an understanding of both the challenges and opportunities within the building sector, delivering a roadmap for market transformation to improve energy efficiency.
It was convened by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) and the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBC Indonesia), together with partners in the WBCSD’s Energy Efficiency in Buildings market transformation initiative. The EEB Lab in Jakarta was one of 10 pilot market engagements carried out by the EEB2.0 project.
Market demand for green projects is picking up, this is from a low base and good examples of energy efficiency measures are mainly in big cities. For instance the Jakarta Metropolitan Government has set a mandatory energy efficiency requirement on large buildings. The Green Building Council of Indonesia has initiated voluntary ratings for commercial buildings, which has also begun to raise awareness. A further stimulus could come from the possible reduction of energy subsidies due to fiscal constraints.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS – JAKARTA PLATFORM
After EEB Lab has delivered in 2015, GBC Indonesia together with WBCSD create Energy Efficiency in Buildings Jakarta Platform (EEB-JP) and design an action plan to significantly improve the energy efficiency in Jakarta’s buildings. The Action Plan was released on January 26, 2016.
The action plan is grouped into four focus areas:
Raising awareness and understanding of the multiple benefits of energy efficiency in buildings: help business set up energy efficiency programs and promote transparency with online data collection and improve sharing information.
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 to improve their understanding of energy efficiency models and support the development of innovative financing mechanisms /incentives.
Policy and regulation: build dialogue between business and government to provide a direct communication channel and provide recommendations on streamlining policy and regulation.
Each focus area will bring together local public and private sector leaders who will first prioritize the actions to be implemented. The newly created Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Jakarta platform will provide overall coordination for the four focus areas.