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Jakarta Post

Offices, malls save $68m by going green

  • Corry Elyda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 22 2016   /  08:30 am

The Jakarta administration says at least 260 buildings are potentially conserving 850,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy per year, saving the city US$68.3 million.

According to data gathered by the city administration, 260 new buildings registered between 2013,
when a related regulation took effect, and May 2016 used green principles to save energy and water as well as reduce greenhouse emissions. The power saved was the same amount used by 110,000 typical households.

Gubernatorial Regulation No. 38/2012 on green buildings obliges offices, malls and apartments of at least 5 hectares, hotels and hospitals of at least 2 ha and education facilities of at least 1 ha to make efforts to save energy based on their technical designs.

Sandra Pranoto, operations officer of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an institution that has helped the city in designing and...