In 2019, ASEAN’s buildings sector accounted for 23% of final energy use and 24% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, excluding emissions from manufacturing building materials (IEA, 2020). While the ASEAN Member States (AMS) are at various stages of economic development and have access to different energy resources and energy consumption requirements, they share the common challenge of meeting rising energy demand in a secure, affordable and sustainable manner.
The International Energy Agency (IEA), in partnership with the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), the ASEAN Secretariat, and the Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation Sub-Sector Network, are implementing a new project to develop detailed roadmaps for buildings and space cooling in the region. The roadmap process is designed to assist the AMS in developing and implementing strategies, plans, policies and programmes to reduce the energy demand from buildings and cooling.
The workshop aims to bring together expert policy makers, academics, architects and engineers, and industry representatives from across Southeast Asia to share their knowledge and experience and provide inputs into the roadmap process.