According to the Jakarta Post, a new green building code is mandatory for existing and new buildings. The code went into effect earlier this year and covers all large buildings in Jakarta including office buildings, shopping malls and apartment buildings larger than 50,000 square meters; hotels and healthcare facilities larger than 20,000 square meters; and educational facilities larger than 10,000 square meters.
The green building code includes regulations covering
- Mechanical and electrical equipment plan
- Overall distribution of temperature
- Outdoor landscape plan
- Indoor landscape plan
- Rainwater retention scheme
- Green construction activity
- Building maintenance, operational activity
- Electricity usage
- Water consumption
- Indoor air quality
The population of the City of Jakarta proper is over 10 million. Greater Jakarta which includes the City of Jakarta is one of the largest urban agglomerations on the Earth estimated at about 30 million.