Jakarta, August 18th - Green Building Council Indonesia, in collaboration with honoured partners and industry leaders, successfully hosted the "Leadership Course on Net Zero Energy Building & Sustainable Transit-oriented Development" from July 20-22, 2023, in Singapore. This three-day event was a significant move in advancing sustainable urban development practices in Indonesia. Aligning the nation’s commitment to aim net-zero emissions target.
The main purpose of the event was to offer participants a unique opportunity to explore themselves in the world of net-zero and super-low energy buildings, as well as sustainable transit-oriented development. Experiencing all these within Singapore's well-established urban landscape. Executives and decision-makers were the main target audience, ensuring that the insights gained during the course will be translated into practical and impactful actions within the Indonesian building sector.
Key Event Highlights:
The event brought together an honoured panel of industry leaders and experts, including Iwan Prijanto (Chairperson of Green Building Council Indonesia), Totok Sulistijanto (Core Founder of Green Building Council Indonesia), and Prof. Johannes Widodo (Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore). Their guidance and expertise provided participants with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of net-zero energy building and sustainable transit-oriented development.
Participants were fully engaged in an inclusive program which includes lectures and site visits. The course provided insights into strategies for implementing net-zero energy buildings in tropical climates, addressing challenges related to energy consumption while ensuring optimal occupant comfort. Site visits to four prominent net-zero and super-low energy buildings, including the National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, Surbana Jurong Campus, and Schneider East Asia and Japan Headquarters, allowed participants to witness first-hand the successful integration of sustainable technologies.
Additionally, through our honourable collaboration with Dex Urban Solution, participants explored sustainable transit-oriented development through visits to key Singapore MRT stations, gaining invaluable insights into city planning that emphasizes efficient public transportation systems and urban integration.
Impact and Future Endeavours:
After the course ended, participants left with a complete set of tools, strategies, and ideas to put into action for net-zero buildings and sustainable transit-oriented development in Indonesia. The event facilitated networking and collaboration among professionals, policymakers, academics, and industry representatives, encouraging continues discussions and knowledge exchange.
A remarkable supporting partner, Schneider Electric, played an important role in demonstrating cutting-edge building systems that significantly reduce energy consumption. The partnership between Green Building Council Indonesia and Schneider Electric underscores a shared commitment to driving sustainable change and building active designs that will contribute to Indonesia's net-zero ambitions.
Green Building Council Indonesia also extend a sincere gratitude to AGC for providing a venue for our lectures, AGC Asia Pacific HQ. The support space for important sessions has been instrumental in spreading knowledge about sustainable approaches and fostering a deeper understanding among participants.
Due the overwhelming demand and positive feedback from participants, plans are actively on prepare to host another courses covering range of topics and span various countries. These upcoming initiatives aim to deepen participants' understanding of holistic sustainability, ensuring that Indonesia's sustainability commitments are achieved through informed decision-making and collaborative efforts.
The "Leadership Course on Net Zero Energy Building & Sustainable Transit-oriented Development" stands as a big success, pointing out the direction for creating sustainable cities in Indonesia. The event's valuable insights, expert guidance, and collaboration opportunities have empowered decision-makers to advocate sustainable practices that will shape the future of the nation's built environment.