Green Building

Published in SR 2019

5 Greenmark Certified buildings

  • Sinar Mas Land Plaza – BSD City
  • MyRepublic Plaza BSD City
  • Green Office Park 9 BSD City
  • Green Office Park 1 BSD City
  • Sinar Mas Land Plaza – Jakarta

What is Green Building?

Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s lifecycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This requires close cooperation with the contractors, architects, engineers, and client during the entire development.

Green Building Criteria

Based on Greenship New Building Concept Version 1.2 issued by GBCI (Green Building Council Indonesia), the six criteria of Green Buildings include:

  • Appropriate Site Development (ASD)
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC)
  • Water Conservation
  • Material Resources & Cycles
  • Indoor Health & Comfort / Air Quality & Comfort
  • Building Environmental & Management

Sinar Mas Land Plaza BSD

Our Challenges and Solution

  • Most players in Indonesia’s property industry (building owners, consultants, contractors and the government) are not fully aware of the potentials and benefits of green concept in buildings development. Therefore, socialisation, education and awareness of green building and development need to be promoted among key industry players to elevate green concept to be a common industrial norm and practice.
  • Reluctance among building owners in Jakarta and Tangerang area to implement green buildings. This is due to the lack of implementation of green building regulation in Jakarta and Tangerang area. Also, the lack of incentives offered by the government to companies to build and implement green building has also led to their reluctance as green building generally requires a higher capital investment in the initial stages.

How to Overcome:
As a leader in the real estate industry, Sinar Mas Land through its representative role in Real Estate Indonesia (REI) association, engaged with regulatory authorities to improve green building regulations and promote incentives to encourage the development of more green building in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta and Tangerang area.

Opportunity for Improvement

  • Sinar Mas Land recognises that the impacts of green building can be further amplified if building occupants – being employees, tenants and other building occupants - develop and practice green habits to complement with the green features that the building possesses
  • Sinar Mas Land has initiated the Green Habit 1.0 program for three green buildings (Sinar Mas Land Plaza – BSD City, MyRepublic Plaza, GOP 9) which focuses on energy and water efficiency. This program can potentially be expanded to other Sinar Mas Land buildings and tenants.
  • Going forward, Sinar Mas Land is preparing to launch the Green Habit 2.0 program which focuses on reducing plastic waste consumption by building occupants