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Green buildings, a must and a requirement

  • Burhanuddin Abe

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 26 2010   /  11:04 am

Currently, green buildings have become a popular trend across the world because environment friendly buildings greatly contribute to the reduction of global warming.But how about in Indonesia? Do property developers here have a true awareness of the need to construct green buildings? Unfortunately, until now such a concept has only reached the discussion stage. Moreover, large tenants, for example multinational corporations, do not demand that Indonesian developers provide them with green office buildings when they set up business here.“Actually, based on the large space required by such corporations and the money they spend on renting office space, they are in a position to force developers to build green office buildings,” said Stephanus D. Satriyo, associate director for property and facilities management of PT Cushman & Wakefield Indonesia. However, although there is no real ...