The Indonesian architecture company PT Pandega Desain Weharima is exploring a partnership with the Danish company Site A/S. The goal is to introduce energy conservation to new and existing buildings in Indonesia.
Knowledge transfer from the Danish architecture company Site to the Indonesian architecture company Pandega Desain Weharima will hopefully lower energy consumption in the finished buildings that will eventually have a positive effect on the climate.
The idea is to combine the two companies’ experience. The Danish company contributes new tools and vast experience in designing low energy buildings, while the Indonesian company has the knowledge about Indonesian culture and availability of materials locally. The Building Information Modelling (BIM) tool will enable clients to better visualise energy aspect as an integral part of the building design, and improve their understanding on the potential savings from an energy efficient design.
Indonesia struggles to keep up with the energy demand of the growing economy. The growth of energy consumption is at an average of 7 % per year, just balanced with enough energy supply. A lot of companies and building complexes provide themselves with a back up energy supply to be on the safe side. Politically the Indonesian government has put the energy conservation on their agenda with the commitment on climate change. The goal is to have achieved 37.25 % reduction from energy conservation by 2025. The Ministry of Industry have launched The Energy and Efficiency Program at the end of last year to partly achieve this goal.
It is not only the government that have begun to take the green agenda seriously. In 2009 the independent non-profit institution, Green Building Council Indonesia was established. Its stakeholders are private as well as governmental and their goals are ecology-based cities. These trends confirm that there is a market potential in Indonesia for energy reduction.
The partners are currently in the Pilot Phase where they are doing a study on the prospects of entering Indonesia’s energy conservation market. Soon they will be entering a pilot project, where they will test their assumptions, design decisions and technical advancements. They will explore an urban as well as a rural context as the needs are quite different. Through the B2B Environment Programme, the Embassy has so far committed DKK 137,000 to contribute to this study.