GBPN and Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the initiatives to support research and reform efforts to decarbonize the building sector in Indonesia. 

With over 15 years of knowledge and innovation in sustainable building practices, GBPN brings the latest global insights and the right expertise at a local level to form powerful coalitions for change towards building a healthier, more sustainable built environment in Indonesia. This MoU will add UGM as one of the leading universities in Indonesia into GBPN’s growing pool of local partners in Indonesia.

Considered as one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada houses many nationally and internationally recognized research and development groups and among them is Insgreeb. Insgreeb is a R&D group within UGM’s Faculty of Engineering that has been assisting GBPN with data collection and analysis at sub-national level to identify opportunities for energy-efficiency in buildings. 

Dr. Rachmawan Budiarto, as a representative from UGM, is enthusiastic about this MoU and the collaboration onwards.

“This MoU will  expand and deepen GBPN’s engagement with UGM from the ongoing cooperation with UGM’s Insgreeb.” said Dr. Budiarto.

“This MoU signifies the commitment of Insgreeb UGM to contribute actively to the decarbonization efforts. With our combined expertise, we are confident in our ability to create a robust cooperation that aligns with Indonesia’s climate goals.” 

The partnership aims to collaborate GBPN and UGM global and local insights and expertise to develop sustainable solutions and policy reform for the building sector. Through data gathering, research, consultations, and engagement with stakeholders, the collaboration will target lower carbon emissions efforts, policies, and implement energy-efficient building practices.


GBPN Indonesia Country Manager, Dr. Ery Wijaya, expressed that the collaboration between GBPN and UGM is part of GBPN’s strategy to drive transformation for the decarbonization of the building sector in Indonesia is supported by data driven insights, cohesive policy reforms, and sustainable solutions in a strong network of local partners as well as a coalition of multi-stakeholders.

“The combined expertise from UGM along with GBPN’s other local partners and coalitions in Indonesia will bring more opportunities and solutions toward sustainable improvement in the built environment and building energy performance in Indonesia.” Ery Wijaya said.

“We believe that this partnership between GBPN and UGM is a crucial milestone in our collective journey towards a more sustainable future in Indonesia.” 

“By working together, we can bring forth cutting-edge insights and knowledge to catalyse Indonesia’s transition to decarbonize the building sector as one of the largest carbon emitters.”

UGM’s inclusion into GBPN’s academic partnership will further strengthen the local network and coalition, which collectively holds the promise of accelerating the nation’s efforts to address climate change and build a more environmentally conscious society.