The Integrated Creative Engineering Learning Laboratory (i-CELL) Building, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia (FTUI) won 2nd Place in the Subroto Award for Energy Efficiency (PSBE) in 2022 from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia (ESDM RI) for the category – A Energy Efficient Building, sub Category New Building. The award was officially handed over by the Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy, and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to FTUI represented by the Manager of Human Resources and Facilities of FTUI, Dr. Ajib Setyo Arifin, S.T., M.T., at the 2022 PSBE Award.

“Previously, on March 2, 2022, the i-CELL FTUI Building won the Green Building certification with the EDGE ADVANCED predicate from the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI). Based on the assistance of the Green Building Consultant Yodaya Hijau Bestari, the i-CELL building managed to save 70.34% in the energy efficiency category. Not only having advantages in its energy-saving system, but i-CELL FTUI also has advantages in ventilation systems, vertical transportation, lighting, air temperature, water-saving fixtures, clean water sources, solar power, and others in the New Building category. Thanks to these advantages, i-CELL FTUI has succeeded in fulfilling various PSBE assessment qualifications,” said the Dean of FTUI, Prof. Dr. Heri Hermansyah, ST., M.Eng., IPU.

The i-CELL building is an integrated laboratory building designed with smart and green building technology that is environmentally friendly and efficient in lighting energy management, air circulation, and applying rainwater harvesting technology. This building also has a wide-reaching green area of 33.06% of the total building area of ​​4154.11 m². The green area is a green area without a structure with the buildings below having ground covers such as large trees, shrubs and shrubs, and ornamental plants. The i-CELL building is clear proof of the education world’s support towards Net Zero Energy Building 2050.

The high energy efficiency of i-CELL far exceeds the minimum savings limit set by the IFC (International Finance Corporation) of 20%. This building fulfills the basic concept of energy saving, using solar photovoltaic (101 kWp capacity) for 21% of total energy use. This energy can be used to reduce the use of conventional electrical energy in buildings.

Coordinator of the FTUI team for the preparation of PSBE 2022 and also the Head of the Master’s Program in Regional and City Planning, Dr.-Ing. Ova Candra Dewi said that related to other advantages of i-CELL FTUI, this building also reuses recycled materials in the building and expands greenery in the building area, reducing the impact of carbon emissions.

“Energy Consumption Intensity (IKE) in the building is below the IKE standard recommended by the SNI standard. The overall energy consumption of the i-CELL Building is 575,508 kWh/year with an estimated IKE of 130.38 kWh/m²/year (conditioned NLA: 4,414.06m³), this figure is far below the standard IKE for laboratory buildings, which is 180 kWh m²/year,” said Dr. Ova.

The FTUI team consists of Prof. Nandy Putra and Prof. Nasruddin from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Miktha Alkadri from the Department of Architecture, Pak Djamal from FTUI Facility Management, as well as several research teams in the field of building science and technology Tika Hanjani, Kartika Rahmasari, Amalia Ekasanti, Bagus Rangin, and Rizki Siregar.

“The i-CELL building is the only participant which is an educational facility. In the 2022 event, PSBE was attended by 191 participants who competed in three categories. Energy Efficient Building category, with subcategories of green buildings, new buildings, retrofitted buildings, tropical buildings, and special innovations; category of Energy Management in Industry and Building, with subcategories of small and medium-sized buildings, large buildings, mining and energy industries, large manufacturing industries, small and medium-sized manufacturing industries, and special innovations; and the category of Energy Saving in Government Office Buildings which will be participated by Central and Regional Government Agencies as well as private parties. 9 buildings are competing in the new building subcategory,” said Dr. Awesome.

PSBE is an activity organized by the Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources since 2012, and this year it was held on October 5, 2022. This event encourages efficient and responsible energy use and supports the achievement of the Nationally Determined Contribution target. (NDC). The PSBE assessment includes the overall building, active and passive design, maintenance and management, and environmental impacts.

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Public Communication Bureau
Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia

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