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Obtaining Certification of Green Building

Law Ground:

1. Law number 28 of 2002 on the Construction of Buildings “Law 28/2002”;
2. Regulation of The Minister of The Environment Number 08 of 2010 “MR 08/2010”;
3. DKI Governor Regulation No 38 of 2012 of Green Building” (example: Regulation which governs within DKI jurisdiction) “Gv Reg 38/2012”
4. Draft or Bill of Regulation of Ministry of Public Works on Guidelines for Green Building

Green Building Certification:

1. Each person who is in charge of a building can submit an application to obtain an environmentally green building certificate.
2. The green building certificate is issued after certification being conducted by the green building certification Institution.
3. Certification of environmentally friendly buildings includes activities:
a. Rating; and
b. Issuance of certificates
4. The eco-friendly/green building certificate is valid for 2 (two) years and can be extended.

How to Obtain Certification of Greenbuilding?

First of all, we should know what is the definition of Green Building? Green Building means a building that applies environmental principles in its design, construction, operation and management and also important aspects of handling the impacts of climate change.

Buildings can be categorized as green buildings if they meet the following criteria:
a. Using environmentally friendly building materials which include:

1. eco-label certified building materials;
2. local building materials.

b. There are facilities, utilities and infrastructure for conserving water resources in buildings, including:
1. Water utilization system that can be quantified;
2. Water sources that concerns on the conservation of water resources; 3. Has a rainwater utilization system.

c. There are facilities, utilities and infrastructure for conservation and energy diversification, among others;
1. Alternative renewable energy sources that are low in greenhouse gas emissions;
2. Energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning systems;

d. Using materials that are not ozone depleting substances in buildings, including:
1. Refrigerants for air conditioners that are not ozone-depleting substances;
2. Fire extinguishers which are not ozone depleting substances.

e. There are facilities, utilities and infrastructure for domestic wastewater management in buildings, including:
1. Equipping buildings with domestic wastewater treatment systems in business buildings and special functions;
2. Equipping buildings with domestic waste water reuse treatment systems in business buildings and special functions;

f. There are waste selection facilities;

g. Noticeable to aspects of health for building occupants, among others:
1. Manage the clean air circulation system;
2. Maximizing the use of sunlight;

h. There are facilities, utilities and infrastructure for sustainable site management including;
1. Green open spaces as parks and biodiversity conservation, rainwater catchment and parking lots;
2. Considering micro climate variability and climate change;
3. Having a building management plan in relation to the spatial layout plan:
4. Running building management in accordance with the plan; and/or;

i. There are facilities, utilities and infrastructure to anticipate disasters, including:
1. Has an early warning system for disasters and disasters related to climate change such as: floods, typhoons, storms, landslides and sea level rise;
2. Using building materials that are resistant to extreme weather or climate high rainfall intensity, drought and increased temperature.

The bottom line is regulation of green building construction is specifically and comprehensively regulated in Permen 08/2010 above. Furthermore, this is issue governed in the Regional Regulations and Pergub of each region (depending on its jurisdiction) and general arrangements and national regulations according to Law 28/2002. RKT