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  • EDGE certification services in Indonesia are provided exclusively by the Green Building Council Indonesia, which is an independent organization that advocates for ecological sustainability in the planning, construction and operation of buildings in Indonesia.

EDGE in Indonesia

EDGE is a green building certification system that empowers the Indonesian real estate market to build sustainably. An innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, EDGE makes it faster, easier and more affordable than ever before to build and brand green. The Green Building Council Indonesia is the exclusive provider of EDGE certification services in Indonesia, providing opportunities to increase the marketability of buildings at the design stage.

Indonesia has the fastest urban growth rate in Asia at more than four percent. Migration to cities  has led to a demand for more buildings in the country’s metropolitan areas. By 2030, approximately 71 percent of Indonesia’s population will live in cities. Green buildings can help Indonesian cities grow sustainably.

EDGE certification provides a solution: to capitalize on the value of green buildings by promoting the benefits to customers while protecting the environment. With EDGE, it’s possible to stay at the forefront of the green building trend.

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EDGE is an opportunity for governments, builders, banks and buyers, especially in Indonesia.


Indonesia plans to mitigate GHG emissions by 29 percent by 2030 and increase renewable energy to 23 percent of total primary energy supply by 2025.


By 2030, an estimated 13.5 million homes will be constructed in Indonesia’s cities to meet the growing need for more infrastructure in the rapidly urbanizing country.


The investment potential for green buildings is $23B in the near term, according to IFC’s Climate Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets.


High population density could leave many vulnerable. If Indonesia does not invest in sustainable infrastructure, residents may have to pay up to 15 percent of their incomes on energy alone.

Early adopters of EDGE are driving change, encouraging others to think twice before building conventionally.

Green buildings are emerging in the Indonesian market. With the help of the Green Building Council Indonesia, the government and developers are beginning to recognize the value of building green. The green building movement has been propelled by the passing of 13 separate pieces of legislation from 2012 to 2015 in support of climate investments for renewable energy and green buildings. IFC has assisted the Indonesian government in the establishment of green building codes with the use of incentives to encourage private sector uptake. Developers are also instrumental in harnessing the opportunity to build green. From Ciputra, which has partnered with the Indonesian government to provide green mortgages, to developers Asia Green Real Estate and Panorama Land, Indonesia’s future is beginning to look more green.

Case Studies: Indonesia’s Top Developers Realize the Low Extra Cost of Building Green

ProjectTypeSizeEnergy SolutionsWater SolutionsExtra Cost/Payback Period
Ecoloft Jababeka Golf
Homes19 units totaling 2,432 m2Reduced window to wall ratio, external shading devices, insulation of roof and external walls, air conditioning system with high COP, energy-saving lighting for internal, common areas and external spaces, solar hot water collectors and solar photovoltaics
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, and dual flush water closets
Investment of approximately Rp 47 million/unit with a payback period of less than three years
Citra Maja RayaHomes373 units totaling 13,041m2 Reduced window to wall ratio, external shading devices, natural ventilation and energy-saving lighting for internal spacesLow-flow showerheads and facuets for kitchen sinks and washbasins and dual-flush water closetsInvestment of approximately Rp 4 million/unit with a payback period of less than two years
Private and Pediatric Cardiology wing, the National Cardiovascular Center Harapan Kita Hospital
Hospital48,491 m2
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint for external walls and roofing, insulation for roof and external walls, low-E coated glass, energy-efficient air conditioning and energy-saving lighting
Low-flow showerheads and faucets, dual flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and faucets and a rainwater harvesting system
Investment of approximately Rp 1,756 million with a payback period of less than a year
The CBD at Daan Mogot Baru
Office36,690 m2Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for roof, insulation of the roof, low-E coated glass, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, energy-saving lighting, occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conference rooms, and closed cabins and daylight photoelectric sensors for internal spaces
Low-flow faucets in bathrooms, dual flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and kitchen facuets, rainwater harvesting system and grey water treatment and recycling system
Investment of approximately Rp 1,141 million with a payback period of less than one year

Choose from premier certification providers for your building project.

Green Building Council Indonesia is the premier provider of EDGE certification services in Indonesia. Find out more about Green Building Council Indonesia and view their certification rates to see how they would apply to one of your upcoming projects:

Green Building Council Indonesia (GBC Indonesia) is an independent organization established in 2009 by professionals in design and construction industry who are concerned about green building practices. The main focus of GBC Indonesia is to pursue the socialization and transformation of sustainable green principles, particularly in building construction industry in Indonesia.

Certification Pricing for Indonesia:*

All BuildingsLess than 5,000 M25,000 – 10,000 m2More than 10,000 M2
RegistrationRp. 2.700.000,-Rp. 2.700.000,-Rp. 2.700.000,-
CertificationRp. 35.000.000,-Rp. 55.000.000,-Rp. 75.000.000,-
TOTALRp. 37.700.000,-Rp. 57.700.000,-Rp. 77.700.000,-

*Certification pricing excludes taxes and auditor fees. Hiring an auditor is in addition to the cost of registration and certification and is subject to an agreement with the auditor. Note that hiring an auditor is required for a project to achieve certification.

Certify your project in three easy steps with the EDGE App.

1. Register

Create your project, receive a quote, and send the required payment.

2. Submit

Upload compliance documentation and submit your project.

3. Certify

Win certification to better market your project to customers.

Understand the exact cost of certification in advance.

EDGE green building certification has two stages: design and construction. Each stage mirrors the other, except that a site audit is required at the construction stage. Upon completion of the design stage, a preliminary EDGE certificate is awarded, which enables marketability of your project with the EDGE brand. Upon completion of the construction stage, a final EDGE certificate is awarded. The cost of certification covers both stages. If your project is already built, only the construction stage of certification is required.

The first step towards certification is to create your project within the EDGE App. While it’s possible to calculate a rough estimate from the pricing chart, you may wish to receive a quote for a precise figure before entering your project within EDGE. You can also find a local EDGE Expert to help you to choose the most cost-effective green options.

For more detailed questions regarding certification in Indonesia, email the Green Building Council Indonesia.

Consider hiring an EDGE Expert for your project.

You may wish to hire an EDGE Expert depending on the size and complexity of your project and whether you are new to EDGE. EDGE Experts are trained and accredited professionals who provide advice on green design and help prepare your project’s application for certification. They are your go-to resource for your project team to better understand the EDGE software, standard and certification system.

To find your EDGE Expert today, visit EDGE Experts Around the World.

Note that hiring an EDGE Expert is not a requirement of EDGE certification.

Discover how others are designing and building green with EDGE.

Cable TV Tower – Data Centre Conversion

Cable TV Tower – Data Centre Conversion has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA).

BluHomes Gakakan

BluHomes Gakakan has received Final EDGE Advanced Certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI).

Mvule Gardens by 14 Trees

Mvule Gardens by 14 Trees has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

MTH 27 Office Suites

MTH 27 Office Suites has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from the Green Building Council Indonesia.

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