GBPN's local partner, Green Buildings Council Indonesia (GBC Indonesia) has developed Net Zero Healthy School (NZH) Guidelines for Indonesia that were submitted to DKI Jakarta Education Agency on 12 January.
From left to right, Iparman Oesman, Organization Secretary of GBC Indonesia; Iwan Prijanto, Chairperson of GBC Indonesia; Nahdiana S.Pd, M.Pd, Head of DKI Jakarta Provincial Education Office; Drs. Momon Sulaeman, M.M, M.Si, Acting Head of the DKI Jakarta Education Infrastructure and Facilities Division
GBPN's local partner, Green Buildings Council Indonesia (GBC Indonesia) has developed Net Zero Healthy School (NZH) Guidelines for Indonesia. The document was submitted to DKI Jakarta Education Agency on 12 January.
GBC Indonesia estimates that about 90 t CO2/year per school in Indonesia could be avoided each year by implementing net zero energy standards for school retrofitting and new school construction.
The climate benefits accrued will help reduce the risks Indonesian students will face due to future climate impacts. School buildings that are healthier and less costly to run can also teach how to live more sustainably.
“The Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) is proud to have supported the Green Building Council of Indonesia in the development of these NZH School Guidelines. We see this project as an important program for demonstrating the multiple benefits of implementing sustainable buildings policies. Through our local HIDUP coalition, we will continue to provide assistance to GBCI and Jakarta Provincial Government to translate the lessons learned in the NZH Schools program into national policy plans for decarbonizing residential buildings. We will also help share the experience gained with other cities and provinces in Indonesia, and through our global expert network,” says Peter Graham, the Executive Director of GBPN.
DKI Jakarta Education Agency has stated that the guidelines could be used in the near future for the preparation of the TOR for the reconstruction of schools in DKI Jakarta to achieve net zero healthy school buildings.