Since 2015, the PUPR ministry issued Minister of PUPR Regulation Number 02 / PRT / M / 2015, which requires that every new construction of government buildings apply the principles of green building.
This is a follow up to the issuance of Minister of Public Works Regulation No. 11 of 2012, which is an effort to reduce the level of energy consumption.
However, currently the implementation of these rules is considered not to have been implemented properly. Data from Green Bulding Consil quoted by detikFinance, Sunday (03/13/2017), were recorded, from more than 4 million buildings in Indonesia, a total of 1,227 buildings were located in Jakarta.
However, only 140 buildings have certified green buildings (green certified buildings), or only 0.0035% of the existing buildings.
The lack of application of green building in every new building construction in Indonesia is influenced by the high cost of development. Because, to build a green building building is estimated at 8% more expensive than an ordinary building.
In fact, the high cost of development can be compensated for by the benefits obtained. From starting to save energy, to saving water consumption. From the studies conducted by the Ministry of PUPR, the application of Green Building can encourage savings in electricity consumption by up to 30%.
One important component in encouraging the application of green building is the use of material on the facade or the appropriate building envelope.
In this regard, a number of experts, architectural institutions, and officials of policy makers will gather in Jakarta on 24 August.
In the event titled Zak World of Facades, the participants will discuss the solution to the effective and efficient use of available resources, find solutions to problems related to fire safety and green building construction in Indonesia and provide a boost to the business of building green facade by involving takers the right decision.
The event is expected to support the Indonesian Government’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent by 2020 by making stricter regulations for the construction industry.