Client story

Using proactive data analysis to achieve efficiency

A public institution in Jakarta had all the elements of an environmentally-sustainable design, but its high energy consumption rate added to its operating costs. We helped them address their challenges using innovation and data analytics.

As a renowned public institution established in trade and foreign relations, our client prides themselves as an organization with a strong environmental mandate. When they established a new  40,000 sqm campus to host 400 employees in Jakarta in 2016, the design and construction incorporated Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) elements, with a focus on minimising negative impact on the environment

However, as the building was constructed and came into operation, it was clear that it was operating inefficiently, using more energy than necessary. Up to 15 per cent could be attributed to energy wastage; their total energy bill amounted to $1m annually in operating costs, not to mention the associated increased greenhouse gas emissions. 

As we provide Facilities Management (FM) services to the client globally, we expanded our partnership to find a solution. So, we started an innovation project for the Jakarta campus with plans to roll-out globally. Our objective was to execute a technology-based solution which would allow a deeper understanding of operations so we can efficiently reduce energy consumption, cost and greenhouse gas emissions. We set up JLL’s Energy and Sustainability Platform (ESP) to gather and analyse real-time data from the building and drive real improvements. The initial target for the programme was to achieve a 2 per cent saving in energy consumption to offset the platform setup costs – this was easily achieved within the first three months of operation. 

Within a few months of implementing ESP, various energy saving measures were identified and implemented, including: carpark lighting automation; air-conditioning scheduling; LED lighting installation; calibration of existing equipment and re-commissioning of energy-efficient equipment and installation of additional energy meters to give accurate data. We saved 12 per cent on the annual consumption, which is around 125K. While savings continued to accrue, greenhouse gas emissions were also reduced by about 700 tonnes, equivalent to taking at least 150 cars off the road or powering over 80 homes for a year.

What’s the next step? We’re training up our client’s employees for cultural and behavioural change, guiding them on energy-saving best practices.  

The success of this programme is a testament to the trust between us and the client. They were committed to their environmental performance and granted us full access to their operations despite the high-security nature of the facility. Following the success of Jakarta, the ESP programme has been expanded to include facilities in Bangkok, Tokyo and Beijing, helping the client to achieve their ambitions across more of their portfolio.

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