Project Title

Incubator for Enhancing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance 

Project Year

2016   

Project Number

EWG 14 2016A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

EWG 14 2016A 

Project Title

Incubator for Enhancing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2016 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

149,603 

Co-funding Amount

46,812 

Total Project Value

196,415 

Sponsoring Forum

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Topics

Energy 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Australia 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

China; Indonesia; Philippines; Singapore; Chinese Taipei 

Expected Start Date

01/11/2016 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2017 

Project Proponent Name 1

Scott Ferraro 

Job Title 1

Head of Implementation 

Organization 1

ClimateWorks Australia 

Postal Address 1

Level 16, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia 

Telephone 1

61-3 98038040 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

scott.ferraro@climateworksaustralia.org 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Scott Ferraro 

Project Summary

This project aims to share knowledge on measures to increase implementation of commercial building energy efficiency across the APEC region building off a successful 2015 project run by ClimateWorks, with Indonesian and regional partners. It focuses on a number of tangible activities:

·  Benchmarking assessment of building code implementation across select APEC economies (where data is readily available), and organisation of an Asia-Pacific building codes forum to share knowledge on key issues and best practice;

·  Scoping up the proposed initiative of a communication campaign promoting the business case for green buildings across APEC economies with potential partners;

·  Delivering a pilot to adapt the NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) building energy performance tool to Indonesia and share learnings on this process across APEC economies;

·  Develop a map of stakeholders and previous and current initiatives involved in the facilitation and acceleration of energy efficiency financing in Indonesia and share this knowledge across APEC economies

·  Deliver one stakeholder forum gathering key stakeholders and project leaders to assess implementation progress and share knowledge across APEC;

. Conduct a field trip focused on one of the specific projects (to be determined during the course of the project) to consolidate collaboration, share learnings and support implementation.

Relevance

Through the Paris agreement in December 2015, Australia and Indonesia, along with 193 other economies, reaffirmed their commitment to limiting the rise of global temperatures well under two degrees and to transitioning towards low carbon economies.

The building sector, and commercial buildings in particular, have shown significant potential for emission reductions. In Australia and Indonesia, buildings account for approximately 20% and 9% of national emissions respectively, which is expected to grow as a consequence of rapid urbanisation, especially in Indonesia and other Asian economies. Improving the sector’s energy efficiency could deliver substantial abatement and contribute to the decarbonisation across the APEC economies. The importance of buildings can be seen in the deep decarbonisation pathways developed as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project, in which 15 economies participated including Australia; Indonesia; People’s Republic of China; Japan; Canada; The United States; Mexico and Republic of Korea.

Economies from across the APEC region would benefit from collaborating on efforts to improve commercial building energy efficiency. The common opportunity and challenges these economies share create a great chance to learn from each other’s expertise and experience to improve quality of action, with particular benefits including:

·  Better coordination and knowledge sharing on key common issues facing economies working to improve commercial building energy efficiency across the APEC region;

·  Drawing on each other’s experience and lessons learnt in the sector to better leverage its significant opportunity to reduce emissions in commercial buildings; 

This project falls under two ranks in the APEC funding criteria:

·  Rank 1: This project demonstrates a direct link to promoting regional economic integration by sharing knowledge and building capacity regionally on how to build sustainable and resilient communities.

·  Rank 2: This project directly supports the APEC Strategy for strengthening quality growth, and more specifically sustainable and innovative growth. By focusing on the implementation of projects to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings, the incubator project promotes the development of low carbon technologies, smart cities but also policy innovation and cooperation to harness new technologies for the future.

Objectives

This project will:

1) Increase knowledge of best practice measures and build capacity to overcome barriers and accelerate the improvement in commercial buildings energy efficiency across the APEC region; especially through the stakeholder forum, the publication of several project reports on the APEC website and the field trip, as described in the output and dissemination section.

2) Test the adoption of a leading building energy performance rating tool for use in Indonesia, sharing learnings of this approach across other similar APEC economies;

3) Build capacity across APEC to enhance implementation of commercial building energy efficiency

 by:

a)  Co-delivering the three following tangible projects in the APEC region by supporting and collaborating with project leaders to build their capacity and as described in section 5 regarding outputs:

i) Benchmark assessment and knowledge sharing of building code implementation across select APEC economies;

ii) Pilot of the NABERS rating tool on a few buildings in Jakarta and share knowledge across APEC;

iii) Map of current ongoing work and stakeholders involved in accelerating energy efficiency financing in Indonesia;

b) Scoping the proposed incubator initiative  of a communication campaign promoting the business case for green buildings across APEC economies with potential partners, which will build capacity in identifying gaps for action, project scoping and development. This will include the production of a briefing note that will detail the feasibility of this incubator initiative, a project plan and list of project partners, which would be used as a basis for implementation in subsequent years.

Alignment

By overcoming barriers and enabling the development and implementation of tangible projects to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings, this proposal will contribute to the APEC goal to reduce the region’s aggregate energy intensity by 45 percent by 2035, set and reaffirmed by the Leaders in their 2011 and 2015 declarations, and will particularly do so by contributing to the APEC priority to build sustainable and resilient communities. The proposed incubator will support “a new type of urbanization featuring green, energy-efficient, low-carbondevelopment[1] through projects focused on exchanging tools and industry and policy best practice across APEC economies. 

This project proposal aligns with the Energy Working Group’s (EWG) strategic plan 2014-2018 as it will assist in the implementation of its vision statement of “Transition(ing) to a lower carbon economy throughimproved energy efficiency through commercially viable technologies, and effective policies and practices adopted by an ever increasing number of cities and communities.”[2] More specifically, this incubator project fits under the EWG’s Promotion of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Communities Pillar, and will contribute to several of its key performance indicators, including the facilitation of “the exchange of best low carbon policies, practices and tools among APEC Member Economies”, the development of the “human resource(‘s) analytical, technical, operational, and policy capacity in the area of energy efficiency”, as well as enhance the “collaboration on product and system standards that enhance energy efficiencywhile exchanging information on the impact of such standards”.



[1] APEC, 2015, 2015 Leaders’ Declaration, available via: http://www.apec.org/Meeting-Papers/Leaders-Declarations/2015/2015_aelm.aspx

[2] APEC EWG, July 2014, Strategic Plan for 2014 - 2018

TILF/ASF Justification

This proposed incubator project aims at building capacity in the APEC region, with an initial focus on Indonesia, around the implementation of building energy efficiency opportunities and more generally of the transition to low carbon economies. 

This will be achieved through:

·  Intensive local engagement to build the right networks and establish strong local partnerships;

·  Collaborative development of tangible, on-ground projects with local project leaders through stakeholder workshops and ongoing engagement;

·  Support for local project leaders to scope and establish on-ground projects to a point where they can continue independently;

·  A stakeholder forum where progress is reported and new projects needing support are developed and prioritised.

The stakeholder forum will share lessons learnt on this model for implementation across APEC economies and could lay the foundation for the scale of up of this capacity building model to other APEC developing economies.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: This project will create the following outputs:

Reports:
·  A benchmarking assessment of building code implementation across select APEC economies (where data is readily available);

·  A lessons-learnt report from the NABERS pilot assessing the adaptability of the NABERS building energy performance tool to Indonesia;

·  A report  mapping active stakeholders and ongoing initiatives in the acceleration on energy efficiency financing in Indonesia;

·   A briefing note outlining the progress achieved in the scoping up of the green buildings business case campaign initiative; and

·    An outcomes report outlining the progress reported on various projects at the stakeholder forum as well as the next steps as defined during the event, which may include opportunities to expand the incubator model to other sectors and other economies in the region.

Products: 5 NABERS pilot ratings on 5 commercial buildings in Jakarta

Workshops:

·  An initial Asia-Pacific building code forum to share lessons learnt from the benchmarking assessment and establish an ongoing knowledge exchange forum on best practice;

·  A stakeholder forum where progress is reported and new projects needing support are developed and prioritised.

Field trip: An field trip to consolidate collaboration, knowledge exchange and progress implementation will be conducted and offered to key stakeholders from relevant APEC economies who are involved in the implementation of identified Incubator initiative based on an assessment of which projects will derive the most value from such a trip. This assessment will be made during the course of the incubator project with input from participants in the Stakeholder Forum, with the primary consideration being the extent to which a field trip could help project development and implementationThis selection process will be transparent and ClimateWorks Australia, as described in the comment below under the budget section dedicated to travel for participants, will liaise with APEC’s Energy Working Group on this.

Outcomes: The outcomes that the incubator program will lead to are threefold:

1)  The short-term impacts of specific projects developed and delivered as part of the program.

2)  The medium-term impacts of the overall incubator program;

3)  The potential longer-term impact from scaling-up the model to other sectors and other economies 

Firstly, the projects developed under the incubator program will lead to changes in the short-term:

The NABERS pilot rating project will increase knowledge on the adaptability of the tool to Indonesia and other APEC economies with a tropical climate. This could lay the grounds for potential future roll-out of the NABERS rating tool to the rest of Indonesia and other APEC economies. Future roll out of NABERS to Indonesia could also increase investment in green buildings, as the NABERS tool would give property owners and investors the means to measure and showcase the efficiency of their investmentThe merits of harmonization of existing rating tools. This could lay the grounds for potential future harmonisation of existing other rating tools as the project will share knowledge with stakeholders involved in the development and administration of other rating tool as well as the government, thereby providing enabling conditions for policy makers and stakeholders to harmonise and coordinate the various existing tools.

·  The Benchmarking assessment of building codes implementation across select APEC economies and associated workshop will increase knowledge sharing in the region and the exchange of best practice, which in turn will contribute to improving the design and implementation of  building energy codes in APEC economies;

·   The map of stakeholders, previous and current initiatives involved in the facilitation and acceleration of energy efficiency financing in Indonesia will provide a clear and common understanding of current and future stakeholders in the space and future, enabling better coordination and quality of action;

·  The green building business case communication campaign initiative will, once scoped up and delivered, increase investors’ awareness about the value of green buildings and encourage more investment therein in the APEC region. 

Secondly, the overall incubator program will pilot a new approach to the implementation of decarbonisation pathways in the APEC region. This approach will, in the Indonesian building sector in a first instance, inspire a change of processes and behaviors around how to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency in buildings. These changes will be:

·  Implementation focus, to complement roadmaps completed and in-development, and to address the challenge of implementation that has been reported by many stakeholders

·  Better coordination between stakeholders within economies and between economies in the region

·  Immediate knowledge sharing on the projects in the incubator, and establishment of a cohort of stakeholders who can continue to share knowledge over time

·  Capacity building through collaborative development and implementation of projects

Thirdly, by involving key stakeholders and focusing on capacity building, this approach, initially focused on building energy efficiency for 3 years, could then be replicated to other sectors of the economy in Indonesia and in other economies and have a significant impact on how APEC developing economies go about their transition to a low carbon world. 

Beneficiaries:

Organisation / stakeholder group

Representative

Economy

Role

Gender

How will they benefit from

the outputs?

Beneficiaries

Ministries relating to building codes (tbc)

Tbc

Indonesia; Philippines; Singapore; Viet Nam; Tbc

Tbc

Tbc

Exchange best-practice and apply lessons learnt domestically; Learn about how to overcome barriers to meeting resilience, productivity and emissions goals.

All active stakeholders in the energy efficiency space in Indonesia and APEC

Indonesian Ministry of Energy

and Mineral Resources, Financial Authority, Ministry of Finance, various donor aid agencies, tbc

Indonesia, International, Tbc

Tbc

Tbc

Gain in visibility of the sector they’re active in, which will improve quality of action and coordination

Property sector

Jakarta Property Institute members and others (tbc)

Indonesia and international

Property developer, property investors

tbc

Will have a way of measuring, improving and promoting the energy performance of their buildings as well as using this tool to support the flow of international climate finance for building upgrades.

Participants to the 2015 initial project workshop

Indonesian, Australian and international representatives from the property sector, industry-led organisations, government, research/consultancies and donor agencies

Australia/

Indonesia/

International

na

na

Learn from the program and investigate opportunities for synergies with their work and collaboration

Other APEC economies relevant representatives

Tbc

Tbc

Tbc

Tbc

Will benefit from forum to share knowledge and explore future opportunities

Field trip participants

Tbc

Tbc

Tbc

Tbc

Will benefit from field trip by sharing knowledge, creating networks and relationships targeted to progress Incubator initiative as defined in the stakeholder forum and to be delivered in subsequent years

ClimateWorks Australia

Scott Ferraro

Australia

Head of Implementation

M

Will help deliver on organisational business plan and goal to contribute to the implementation of emission reductions in the Asia Pacific Region

Project partners

New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage, NABERS team

Francis Roberson

Australia

NABERS

Communications

Team Leader

M

Will help them deliver on their stated goal of adapting NABERs internationally

Jakarta Property Institute

(JPI)

Wendy Haryanto

Indonesia

Executive Director

F

Will help JPI deliver on their goal of improving the sustainability, productivity and resilience of the urban environment in Jakarta

Green Building Council of Indonesia (GBCI)

Tiyok Prasetyoadi

Indonesia

Deputy to Chair

M

Opportunity to deliver on their goal of applying environmental best practices and facilitate the transformation of the global sustainable building industry

International Finance

Corporation

Autif Mohammed

Sayyed

Indonesia

/International

Regional Green Building Specialist- Asia

M

Opportunity to deliver on their goal to share global expertise for the development of green building codes, including information on best practice developed in economies like Vietnam or the Philippines

IPEEC(International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation ), Building Energy Efficiency Task Force

Graziella Siciliano

United States

Fellow,

US   Department

of Energy

F

Opportunity to deliver on their goal to provide economies with a platform to research, inform and support the development and implementation of effective building energy efficiency policies in an area they’re not active in yet

Climate Policy Initiative

Suzanty Sitorus

Guntur Sutiyono

Indonesia

Director

Analyst

F

M

Opportunity to deliver on their goal to help facilitate climate finance into the commercial building sector in the APEC region.

Dissemination

The dissemination of the project outcome will be conducted through the following: 

Form

Number

Content

Target audience

Reports

5

The following reports to be published on the ClimateWorks website will be submitted to the Secretariat for upload on the APEC website for wider dissemination:

1) A benchmarking assessment of building code implementation across select APEC economies (where data is readily available). This will be disseminated to participants to the Asia-Pacific building code forum ahead of the event and published on the ClimateWorks Website

2) A lessons-learnt report from the NABERS pilot assessing the adaptability of the NABERS building energy performance tool to Indonesia. This will be published on the ClimateWorks website, and will be presented on at the Jakarta Property Institute Summit

3) A report outlining active stakeholders and ongoing initiatives in the acceleration on energy efficiency financing in Indonesia; publication on the ClimateWorks website is to be confirmed, however this report will be reported on at the stakeholder forum and shared with relevant government contacts and stakeholders.

4) A briefing note outlining the progress achieved in the scoping up of the communication campaign promoting the business case for green buildings across APEC economies with potential partners; this will clarify a clear project plan and project partners and will be reported on at the stakeholder forum;

5) An outcomes report outlining the progress reported on various projects at the stakeholderforum as well as the next steps as defined during the event. This will be reported back to the Energy Work Group and be submitted to the Secretariat for upload on the APEC website

1) Participating APEC economies (tbc), relevant building energy efficiency related APEC project leaders

2) Property Owners and Investors , relevant Indonesian and Australian government agencies, building rating tools developers and administrators

3) Active stakeholders in energy efficiency acceleration in Indonesia, Indonesia Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Climate Policy Initiative, Future potential donors in energy efficiency financing Stakeholder forum participants,

4) Potential partners on the green buildings business case campaign project

5) Broader public

Stakeholder forum

1

This forum will provide participants with an update on project progress and outcomes

All project participants (see beneficiaries table above), as well as Indonesian, Australian and other APEC representatives from the property sector, industry-led organisations, government, research/consultancies and donor agencies

Presentation at events (Self-funded)

2

Present on the incubator project model and project progress to date

Jakarta Property Summit – Property owners, government, experts

Indonesia Energy Efficiency and Conservation Conference (Governments, Building Developers, ESCOs, Finance Industry, Experts, International Organisations)

Media (Social Media, ClimateWorks Australia’s website or others’)

2

Media release communicating the outcomes of the  stakeholder forum and the field trip

Broader public

Gender

The participation rate of women in the context of this incubator project is likely not to reach 50% given the under-representation of women in leadership roles in the building sector. To encourage and increase women participation, ClimateWorks Australia will:

1)  Make sure to maintain the strategic role already played by women in the project by maintaining relationships with female leaders among project partners, such as the director of the Jakarta Property Institute on the NABERS pilot project;

2)  Explore and encourage the involvement of other female leaders and relevant female stakeholders in the incubator project, including when:

a) Exploring opportunities to collaborate with Climate Policy’s team and leaders on the mapping of energy efficiency financing;

b) Confirming economy representatives to participate in the Asia Pacific building code forum;

c)  Exploring potential project partners when scoping up the green buildings business campaign.

3) Measure gender diversity in key participating stakeholder groups as one of the progress indicators used for this project, especially for the organisation of the  stakeholders forum and field trip.

Work Plan

Project stream

Activities

Timeline

Related output

Energy Efficiency Financing Mapping

Preliminary discussions

September – October 2016

• Identification of key stakeholders active in the space

• Identification of potential consultants

Consultant selection

-November-December 2016

• Contract

Mapping development

December 2016 – March 2017

• Interviews with key stakeholders

• Report

Scope green buildings business case campaign initiative

Scoping discussions

November 2016 – December 2016

• Updated project scope template

Stakeholder forum

Prepare workshop

January-April 2017

• Agenda

• Workshop Runsheet

• Logistics: venue and catering

• Participants list

• Invitations

• Support material – up-to-date project templates

Deliver workshop

April/May 2017

(tbc)

• Workshop

• Event outcomes summary

•Identification of relevant project and APEC economies representatives to participate in the field trip

Field trip

Prepare

May-June 2017

• Agenda

Deliver

July 2017

• Event output summary

• Action/Collaboration plan

Risks

Risk

Likelihood/Impact

Management strategy

Poor organisational governance and management

Source: Inadequate staffing, lack of planning and project management

Unlikely/Major

An experienced project manager will be allocated to oversee the project.

Lack of engagement from international stakeholders. Source: lack of local relationships, lack of participation from Indonesian stakeholders in planning

Unlikely/Major

Building off well-established relationships and early engagement with new stakeholders;

Unable to deliver on APEC timeframes

Source: Poor logistics and project planning

Unlikely/Major

Project initiation meeting, ongoing monitoring and reporting, early engagement with relevant stakeholders.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Project stream

Overall incubator

program

NABERS

Pilot Project

Asia Pacific Building Codes Forum

Energy Efficiency Financing Mapping

Scope green buildings business case campaign initiative

Success/Progress indicators

·   Coverage of key stakeholder groups: based on geography, sector, gender, coverage of APEC economies.

·   Target the participation of at least 5 APEC economies in the stakeholder forum and building codes forum, and no more than two participants from each travel-eligible economy for funded attendance.

·   Number of attendees at forums

·   Progress achieved by priority projects.

·   Property owners satisfied with the pilot project

·   Question of of NABERS’ adaptability to Indonesia clarified

·  Level of knowledge shared on status and challenges in the development of building codes in the Asia Pacific

·  Establishment of ongoing forum

·  Clarity and accuracy of the map

·  Number of stakeholders the mapping is shared with

·   Progress in project scoping and development

How will they be measured?

·   Forum and field trip participants stats (Number of participants, % of female participants, number of economies represented)

·   Comparison of project scope templates for Inkubator initiative at the beginning of year 1 and after the stakeholder forum

·   Survey post-pilot for every participating property owner (2-5)

·   Clear answers in lessons learnt report

·  Pre and post surveys of level of knowledge on status/challenges of building energy codes in the Asia Pacific

·  Existence of an agreement to follow up at the end of the workshop

·  Stakeholder feedback asked at the stakeholder  forum

·  Track stakeholders who the map is shared with

·   Comparison of project scope templates for Inkubator initiative at the beginning of year 1 and after the stakeholder  forum

Linkages

The proposed project will be carried out in coordination with other relevant organisations and projects dedicated to the improvement of building energy efficiency across APEC and particularly in the Asia Pacific to ensure the best quality of action and value add. This includes:

·  Drawing on ClimateWorks’ existing strong relationships and networks with the partner organisation UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Southeast Asia; as well as with the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council that represents stakeholders across the Australian built environment supply chain and the Green Building Council of Australia;

·  Adhoc engagement with organisations outside of APEC whose work is relevant to building energy efficiency in the Asia Pacific; including the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, UNEP, the Asia-Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA), and the Asia-Pacific Green Building Council Network, which we are in communication with;

·  Consistent and continuous engagement with previous and current projects that have been funded by APEC which touch upon commercial building energy efficiency, such as the completed Sustainability in Building Construction project, and the two ongoing projects on the role of Standards and Conformity Assessment Measures in Enhancing the Performance and Energy Efficiency of the Commercial Building Sector, and on APEC Nearly (Net) Zero Energy Building Best Practice. These projects are promoting various solutions (standards and codes, policies to promote efficient technologies) and knowledge-exchange around the improvement of commercial buildings energy efficiency in the APEC region. This proposal however makes sure not to duplicate the work done by these projects by focusing on the implementation of tangible projects that have been identified in a previous scoping workshop which mapped out the ongoing activity in the sector and the current gaps and barriers to unlock energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Engagement with leaders of these above-mentioned projects has already started to make sure the various project scopes are complementary and will continue throughout the project via the provision of regular updates on progress to date.

·  Review of reports and relevant work (opportunity for one review) conducted by APEC related networks, including the ABAC’s Sustainable Development Work Group’ Urban Infrastructure Network, the Asia Pacific Infrastructure Partnership (APIP) and the Asia Pacific Financial Forum. 

Given its history of funding projects related to buildings energy efficiency, APEC is the best source of funds for this project as it will help maintain coherence and minimise overlap between these. In addition, APEC’s involvement in this program will help leverage other funds from international development agencies, financial organisations such as ADB and the World Bank, and philanthropic organisations given its highly trusted and respected status in the Asia-Pacific.

Sustainability

The incubator’s impacts are by nature sustainable and long-lasting as it is a multiyear program aiming at assisting project leaders every year to scope up and initially deliver on projects with the goal of developing their ownership over them and their capacity to run them independently outside of the scope of the incubator program. Various steps will ensure that the project leaders continue to conduct these scoped projects outside of the program, both during and after their time under the incubator’s scope. APEC’s initial funding support will be leveraged to attract funding from philanthropic and corporate sources to ensure delivery of the subsequent years of the incubator – a strength of ClimateWorks. Climateworks is currently exploring opportunities for further funding with the Australian Environmental Grant Maker Network, Australian and International corporates as well as international organizations such as the World Bank. 

Under the incubator program, two measures will ensure that the necessary capacity and momentum is built for the project to go on after it’s been handed over outside of the incubator’s scope:

·  In depth and close stakeholder engagement and collaboration with the project leaders during the scope up and initial delivery stages will ensure that the project leaders remain engaged and proactive and that they become gradually sufficiently equipped to conduct their project independently after it leaves the scope of the incubator program;

·  The  incubator stakeholder forum will assess progress of the various projects it is assisting in scoping and initially delivering on, and will thereby assess whether a project is ready to be completely handed over to its project leader or whether it needs to remain under the scope of the incubator program to be developed further. Climateworks will ensure the continuity of stakeholder forums in subsequent year by leveraging APEC’s initial funding to attract funding from philanthropic and corporate sources. 

Once projects have been handed over to project leaders, progress will keep being monitored and tracked through:

·  Continuous engagement with former incubator project leaders, who will be invited to present their progress at the stakeholder  forums of subsequent incubator years;

.  The tracking of former incubator projects’ progress which will be captured in the support material ahead of the stakeholder forum updating participants on project progress, as well as in the final incubator evaluation report at the end of the third incubator year. This final report will be resourced through future funding sought from philanthropic and corporate sources.

Project Overseers

ClimateWorks Australia will manage the incubator program, with the main contacts for this project being:

·  Scott Ferrarro, Head of Implementation, scott.ferraro@climateworksaustralia.org , 03 9903 8040

·  Eli Court, Implementation Manager, eli.court@climateworksaustralia.org, 03 9903 8032     

·  Annie Schultz, Project Officer, annie.schultz@climateworksaustralia.org , 03 99020754

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

· Interpretation General duties: Available interpret during two 1-day workshops (Stakeholder forum and Asia Pacific Building Code Forum) for simultaneous translation during presentations and discussions, language to be confirmed. ;

·  Total hours: 2 days, 14hours;

·  Justification: Ensuring that all participants to workshops get an equal chance to participate fully to the discussions and workshop activities regardless of their linguistic and cultural backgrounds or the APEC economy they’re representing;

·  Potential contractor: to be confirmed

Contractor – NABERS Assessor

·  General duties: Measure data on 5 Jakarta commercial building to develop a NABERS rating, write a lessons learnt report

·  Total hours: 203h/29 days, tbc

·  Potential contractors: to be confirmed

Contractor – Benchmarking assessment and knowledge sharing of building code implementation in APEC

·  General duties: Interview participating economies, write a benchmark assessment, organise and deliver a workshop

·  Total hours: 203h/29days, tbc

·  Potential contractors: to be confirmed 

Contractor – Energy Efficiency Mapping

·   General duties: Interview relevant stakeholders, write a report outlining key stakeholders and activities

·   Total hours: 161h/23days, tbc

·    Potential contractors: to be confirmed 

Note: Approval to split contracts between three different entities will be sought during implementation in accordance with the requirements set out in the guidebook 12-24 to 12-29, on the grounds that the three different tasks being contracted require significantly different skillsets that no supplier or expert will be able to offer jointly. For example, the NABERS pilot assessment requires a certified NABERS assessor, which is a technical and specific area of expertise. This skillset will not provide the policy expertise in building codes needed to conduct the benchmark assessment on building codes design and implementation, or the expertise in energy efficiency mechanisms and on-ground relationships and knowledge in Indonesia needed to complete a mapping of its energy efficiency financing mechanisms.

Waivers

ClimateWorks Australia is seeking approval from APEC to fund the incubator’s field trip based on the strong justification on how it will support the delivery of project objectives (provided below) and further assessment of individual merit during implementation once participants have been selected: 

The inclusion of a field trip in the project scope is an important element to the success of the project. The field trip will strengthen the capability and motivation of key project participants to deliver the outcomes sought, namely (1) increasing knowledge of best practice measures and (2) building capacity to overcome barriers and accelerate the improvement in commercial buildings energy efficiency across the APEC region. 

The value of a field trip was demonstrated through the pilot project conducted by ClimateWorks Australia in 2015, the Australia-Indonesia Commercial Building Collaboration.  A field trip brought two Indonesian representatives from the property sector (from the Green Building Council of Indonesia and the Jakarta Property Institute) to Australia for a week. This:

·  Increased knowledge of best practice measures between the two economies by giving these two representatives the opportunity to meet with the Australian NABERS team to better understand the NABERS energy tool and how this best-practice measure could be beneficial to Indonesia;

. Built capacity to overcome barriers and accelerate the improvement in commercial buildings energy efficiency, as the field trip enabled the Indonesian representatives and the Australian NABERS team to meet and start planning the implementation of the NABERS pilot project. The face-to-face discussions gave the Jakarta Property Institute’s director the confidence to advocate a pilot project to her board members to which they agreed. The field trip was thus a critical step that gave project leaders and partners the confidence and the right relationships to draw on and turn an idea into a tangible, planned and progressing project with consolidated partners. This project is now the most progressed of the projects identified through our original workshop, and the field trip was instrumental to this success. 

ClimateWorks Australia is therefore planning a field trip in the context of the Incubator program to replicate this across the APEC Region. This field trip will be allocated to the best suited project leader from one or more APEC economies, which will be determined at the stakeholder forum. For example, the field trip could be allocated to the project leaders (tbc) on the scoping of the green building business case communications campaign, who would greatly benefit from it by: 

·  Learning from best practice in green buildings business case in the APEC Region, to defined better the focus of a communications campaign;

·   Build the project leader(s)’ capacity to visit and meet with stakeholders in other APEC economies to build the relationships required to develop an effective project plan for this communication campaign project.

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