The Energy

The Energy

The Energy, Indonesia’s first intelligent building, was constructed as the head office of the Medco Group, one of Indonesia’s major corporate groups. PT. Azbil Berca Indonesia, Yamatake’s overseas affiliate, created an Intelligent Building Management System (IBMS) for introduction into The Energy. As a result, it succeeded in reducing the energy consumption of the entire building to half of the planned consumption.

Aiming to reduce the energy consumption of the Group’s landmark building

With the fourth largest population in the world (230 million people), Indonesia has long been addressing energy policies with a view to protecting the environment, aimed at the coexistence of the economy and environment. The country enacted the Energy Saving Law in August 2007 and is now working toward the establishment of related laws, regulations and systems.

The Medco Group has one of the highest sales figures in Indonesia. With a workforce of 10,000 employees, the Group is conducting a diversified business in the energy field such as oil, natural gas, power plants, and ethanol production, as well as in the non-energy field including real estate, hotels and banks. PT. API METRA GRAHA, which conducts the real-estate business of the Group, proposed to reduce communication and transportation costs by putting all Medco Group offices—which were distributed in several locations throughout Jakarta—under one roof. As its first project, PT. API METRA GRAHA constructed The Energy, an intelligent office building with a total floor area of approx. 65,000m² and 43 stories above the ground and five stories below, in Jakarta.

“In 2011, all Group companies will move into The Energy, which will serve as the control tower connecting all the domestic and overseas offices via a high-speed network,” says Mr. Yuyun Priandy. “The Energy will become a landmark of the Medco Group.”

The concept for constructing The Energy is “Intelligent Workspace.” The Energy is an intelligent building equipped with the functions to dynamically conduct business in offices around the world by connecting information/communication technology systems such as the Internet, wireless LAN, and telephone as well as facility management systems such as security, CCTV*1, air conditioning, lighting, parking lots, and conference room reservation management, all with a single IP backbone*2. The challenge in promoting this concept is the monitoring and management of energy consumption of the entire building.

“Against the backdrop of rising energy prices, we have set an ambitious goal of managing the energy consumption of The Energy to achieve energy savings,” says Mr. Priandy. ”Office activities must be performed in comfort without restricting the supply of electric power or the use of elevators and other facilities. For this reason, we introduced the Intelligent Building Management System (IBMS)*3, which enables integrated management of building facility systems. We aimed to achieve energy savings by managing the operation of all facilities with a single system and monitoring energy consumption including the amount of electric power used.”

Note: Some of the information for March 2012 and earlier may use the former names of azbil Group companies.
This case study was published in the January 2011 issue of the azbil Group's corporate magazine, azbil.