Indonesia : Jakarta signs the green building “30:30 commitment” regulation

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The ’30:30 Commitment’ policy has recently been signed by Jakarta’s administration office in an effort to reduce energy and water consumption, as well as to reduce carbon emissions of up to 30 percent by 2030. The office has been working hand-in-hand with Jakarta Governor Regulation No.38/2012 on the development of Green Buildings in the country.

According to Basuki “Ahok” Tjahja Purnama, Governor of Jakarta, there are around 260 building managers with a total land area of almost 15 million square meters to have confirmed their willingness in response to the regulation.

He explained that the number is equal to the total potential of greenhouse gas reduction of 605,000 metric tons per year, which has the potential to save energy of over 850,000 megawatt per year and electricity usage of up to USD 68.3 million.

With more focus on energy and water efficiency, indoor air quality and waste management, implementation of construction projects and operational management, Ahok will ensure that government buildings and flats are required for compliance in regards to the regulation.

Furthermore, the “Jakarta Green Building Implementation Grand Design” has been established by the Jakarta administration as a benchmark for every stakeholders to achieve synergy to fulfill the 30 : 30 Commitment.

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