The Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI) has announced that 140 registered buildings are queuing up to receive a green building certification.
According to Naning Adiwoso, Chairperson of GBCI, up until July 2015, only 14 buildings have received green certifications or greenship. He added that the process to get certified for a building will usually take 6-12 months, depending on the building’s design.
Moreover, to obtain a green building certification is not easy. The process is time consuming as the team will need to measure a few aspects; be it water recollection, energy consumption, or waste material management.
Naning added that building management and property developers should pay attention to environmental issues as buildings account for 23% of greenhouse gas emissions. There are currently eight new green buildings and five developing building that have already received a green certification from GBCI. In addtion, there are fifteen more buildings which have claimed to be eco-friendly.
One building that has been given the green label is the main building of the Kementerian Pekerjaan Umum & Perumahan Rakyat (Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing). This building can save electricity up to 42.94% and save 61% of water in the dry season and 81% in the rainy season.
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