Pitch to Policy Competition in Indonesia Announces the 3 Winning Teams with Solutions for Reducing Building Emissions

11-2020 | South-East Asia

The Pitch to Policy (P>P) Competition in Indonesia is the first of its kind, of a series of national competitions whose purpose is to identify practical ways to demonstrate the potential of sustainable building policies. These competitions, designed and managed by the international NGO, Global Building Performance Network (GBPN) in partnership with Monash University, are being rolled out in Asia, with the support of national partners. Applications for Indonesia were submitted in October, 2020. A training boot camp was followed by a pitching competition with winners selected by an expert jury on November 15, 2020. The program is now in its second stage of promoting all teams for regulation and policy potential.

Paris (Jan, 2021) — The Global Building Performance Network (GBPN) announced the expert jury selection of three finalist teams in the first edition of the Pitch to Policy Competition in Indonesia, organized with the local support of the Indonesian Institute of Architecture of West Java (IAI Jabar). The winning teams were chosen from the ten finalist teams that had been selected from the initial applicant pool. The finalists were invited to participate in an online bootcamp, where they learned how to develop their proposals. According to GBPN knowledge manager, Craig Burton, the program designer, “The next step will be to ensure that these winning proposals can come to life through a combination of mentoring and resources. And if possible, given their high quality, we hope to get support for all other finalists.”

The three winning teams, chosen from amongst ten finalist teams with impact investment ready projects, are:

Sustainable Building Passport, whose purpose is to record and track embodied carbon throughout the building’s life cycle from the design, to the selection of materials, and to occupancy. 

Re-Flow Used Materials Online Platform, an online platform that reduces waste and carbon emission and makes housing more affordable, by supporting the recycling of used materials from construction sites.

Building Materials Carbon Impact Tool, a method to help designers, builders, building owners, and government agencies manage and track the carbon impact of building materials, including transport carbon.

The jury of five was composed of senior architects and sustainability experts.

  • Dr. Ir. Woerjantari Kartidjo Soedarsono, M.T., IAI  Architectural Design Research Group, Architecture Masters Program ITB.
  • Georgius Budi Yulianto, S.T., M.T., IAI, AA  Chairman Indonesian Institute of Architect (IAI) West Java Chapter,  CEO /Principal Architect LAID
  • Prasetyo Adi, S.T., MUDD, IAI  Deputy to Chairperson Green Building Council Indonesia ; Managing Director, Associate Architect and Urban Designer PDW
  • R.M. Soedjono Respati, Chairman of the Indonesian Energy Efficiency and Conservation (MASKEEI)
  • Irfan Febianto C. K, S.T.


GBPN partner, Monash University, conducted an evaluation of P>P with initial very positive findings. A full report will be published in February 2021.

For this second phase of P>P Indonesia, GBPN and IAI Jabar welcome interested parties with expertise and or material resources to get in touch with Craig.Burton@gbpn.org 

The second national Pitch to Policy Competition was launched by GBPN in India in December, 2020, with the support of local partner psCollective. Final awards will be announced in February, 2021.

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