Case of the month - Jakarta

MAY 2013


Jakarta Green Building Code

Jakarta Construction Supervision and Regulation Agency and Local Government of Capital City District of Jakarta

Assigned in April 2012 by Governor Fauzi Bowo and became effective in May 2012
Territorial scope
Capital City District of Jakarta

Target buildings  




Public buildings

 New buildings    

Private buildings
 Existing buildings
 Industrial, services, etc.

Main Targets 

  • The new regulation is expected to help the city to meet 26% reduction for carbon dioxide emission targets for 2020;
  • Achieve an important reduction of energy consumption in residential, trade and office buildings.

The city of Jakarta adopted serious commitments in contributing for lower carbon emissions. The government has established a working group for GHG emissions, which is focused on the intensification of mass rapid transportation, green building regulation, and safe energy for office buildings.

With the aims of mitigating carbon emissions and improving building efficiency in the capital city, the Jakarta administration develop a campaign to introduce a new regulation that will require to office, trade and residential large-buildings new environmentally friendly measures in their developments.

The new regulation will act as a framework for the applicants in order to meet the technical requirements of the green buildings, and to raise awareness in the construction industry to the aspects of efficiency, maintenance and using resources efficiently. The violation of the requirements stipulated in the regulation will result in the licenses withdrawal for construction permits to planned buildings or operational permits to existing buildings.


Green Code development context

Indonesia is experiencing rapid construction growth and has a lack of green building regulations. In the Capital City District of Jakarta, the construction sector was characterized by having both a lack of national standards guiding energy and water efficiency, and the social interest and awareness in green buildings among professionals and building owners was fairly low.

Even with the newly-established “Greenship” green building rating system developed by the Green Building Council of Indonesia, had little expressivity due to the number of certified buildings become fairly small.

The setting of a new code for the effective implementation of the green buildings was developed in close consultation with government officials as well as private sector stakeholders, including developers, landlords and professional associations.

With an effective implementation of the green buildings code in Jakarta, the city can act as a model for other Indonesian cities.

Green Code requirements

According to the new ordinance, all new and existing buildings should meet the following type and size of buildings requirements:

  • Apartments, offices and trade buildings which have more than one function and account a floor area superior than 50,000 m2;
  • Business functions, health care buildings, hotel, social and cultural functions with a total size floor superior than 20,000 m2;
  • Social and cultural functions and educational service buildings with a total size floor building higher than 10,000 m2.


The technical requirements for the new and existing green buildings includes the Jakarta’s administration green building checklist:

  1. Mechanical and electrical equipment plan
  2. Overall distribution of temperature
  3. Outdoor landscape plan
  4. Indoor landscape plan
  5. Rainwater retention scheme
  6. Green construction activity
  7. Building maintenance, operational activity
  8. Electricity usage
  9. Water consumption
  10. Indoor air quality

Future Steps

To assist private building owners in a near future are being considered by the Jakarta government, the launch of fiscal or non-fiscal incentives for compliance with the green buildings policy.