The Environmental Support Programme was the second phase of a comprehensive Danida supported initiative in Indonesia. The programme aimed to improve sustainable environmental management in support of livelihoods in Indonesia. This project covered component 2 of the second phase, which focused on energy efficiency and conservation in industry, commercial and public sectors. The component was divided into four outputs including establishment of Clearing House for Energy Efficiency, development of Building Energy Codes, Energy Efficiency Guidelines and training, low energy demonstration building, Energy Auditor certification and training, and pilot activities, and Home and School Competition & Local Government Capacity Building.
An important output was also the approved and gazetted mandatory gubernatorial regulation on green buildings (signed in April 2012, mandatory from April 2013). The EINCOPS team supported the development of the parts of this regulation that deals with existing buildings, and coordinated closely with IFC who supported the development of the parts addressing new construction. The Guidelines for Energy Efficient Building Design in Indonesia were published in December 2012 and launched with support from ASHRAE Indonesia.
The main objective of The Home and School Energy Champion 2012 was to promote awareness about energy efficiency among households and schools in Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Area, through an extensive 6 months program in the form of a competition. The Home and School Energy Champion 2012 was a successful pilot activity between 10 schools and 300 affiliated homes (of the 300 participating students). As a result of the competition, DJEBTKE specifically allocated funds for a continuation of competition activities in 2013, as part of their general funding for the EECCHI under the state budget. It was also noteworthy that an evaluation of the impact showed a ca 30% increase in knowledge about energy conservation amongst the participating students.
The government capacity building activity encompassed central government as well as local governments, universities and companies. There was a substantial output in terms of well attended workshops in all of the selected 9 provinces, as well as printed and distributed material serving to assist spreading information on EE as well as underpinning the capacity building activities. There were also various local competitions and other awareness rising activities in the targeted institutions leading to better understanding and ability to pursue energy conservation efforts.