GBPN is working to tackle the climate emergency by decarbonising one of the earth’s most significant carbon pollution sources – the building sector. But we can’t do this alone. It takes many passionate individuals working together towards this common goal.
GBPN seeks to honour and recognize the heroes who have dedicated themselves to transforming Indonesia’s building sector and driving it towards a sustainable future. These green building warriors have spent decades tirelessly advocating for green practices, implementing innovative solutions, and inspiring change at all levels of society. Their constant commitment has played a crucial role in accelerating the journey towards net-zero emissions in Indonesia. In this article, we shine a spotlight on some of these remarkable individuals and organisations who have partnered with GBPN to create a sustainable built environment.
Indonesia Climate Champions
Florentius Fanny Hendro Gunawan
Hendro Gunawan is a key figure driving energy efficiency initiatives within Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM). With expertise in energy policies, econometrics, renewable energies, and sustainable development, he successfully contributed to the implementation of the “Low-Carbon Model Town through Green Building Infrastructure” project presented in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). He champions energy efficiency in industries and buildings across Indonesia, earning recognition as an energy efficiency leader in ASEAN.
Dian Irawati, Director of Settlement and Housing Engineering Development at the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, is a leading force in advancing sustainable building development within the ministry. Notably, she spearheaded the Green City Development Program while serving in the Directory of Building Development in 2018. Dian emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive process, including mapping and planning of green infrastructure, to achieve green city status. Recently, she led her team to develop the National Roadmap of Building Decarbonization. Dian’s passion drives her to transform both sustainable building policies and government staff capacity building for sustainable development.
Dr. Poppy Ismalina
Dr. Poppy Ismalina is an esteemed economist and associate professor at the University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. With a passion for green finance and sustainable development, she has led significant projects and research, shaping the landscape of climate finance and policy. With a PhD from the University of Groningen, she has authored scholarly papers on green finance and collaborated with renowned institutions like the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank on sustainable finance initiatives.
Dr. Jatmika Adi Suryabrata
Dr. Jatmika Suryabrata is an award-winning architect with a passion for green buildings. As a member of the Architecture and Planning Board in Jakarta (TABG) and an engaged contributor to the International Finance Corporation (IFC–World Bank Group), he actively drives the adoption of sustainable building practices in Indonesia. With over three decades of teaching experience at Gadjah Mada University, he inspires students to pursue a career in green building design and advocates for a more sustainable future.
Totok Sulistiyanto Wardoyo
Totok Sulistiyanto, a seasoned energy consultant, has dedicated over two decades to advancing green building practices in Indonesia. As the director of PT Narama Mandiri, he has been a driving force in transforming the country’s building sector towards a sustainable and energy-efficient future. Totok’s commitment to green initiatives has led him to work on projects that have a positive impact on the environment, reducing carbon footprints.
Iwan Prijanto, serving as Chairperson of GBC Indonesia since October 2018, is also a Core Founder of the organisation. His unwavering dedication to GBC Indonesia extends to executive management, training instruction, and assessment roles. Iwan actively contributes to green building transformation, having previously chaired the IABHI (Indonesian Association of Green Building Experts) from 2015 to 2018. Iwan’s passion for sustainable building practices extends to the building that educates our future generations, which are schools, consistently developing NZE School projects in Jakarta.