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Energy Talk Series IV| Smart Building for Resilient Cities

Uploaded by Prakarsa Jaringan Cerdas Indonesia | 19th January 2021 Script Writer : Miftahus Salam

Editor : Nisma Islami Maharani & Cecilia Novia

Smart City & City’s Resilience - Citizens and businesses expect municipalities to offer not only a means to survive, but to support a continued thriving, economically and in wellness. Smart Building definition is Building that has integrated system, communication infrastructure, through the use of data and autonomous, intelligent processing through technologies that enable different objects, sensors and functions within a building to communicate and interact with each other and also to be managed, controlled and automated in a remote way.

Smart Building Stakeholder

  • Owner, investor, asset manager, city authority

  • Public sector and corporate organization that are leasing or occupying the buildings

  • Property and facility manager

  • Individual tenants and occupants

Smart Building Criterias

Smart Building Benefit

Direct Benefit for Building Owner/Management

  • Lower operating cost

  • Lower emission

  • Attraction for new tenants

  • Healthy & productive workspace

  • Safety and security

Indirect Benefit for City Authority

  • New digital jobs

  • Improved safety

  • Enhanced city management

  • Increased citizen engagement, accessibility and inclusion

  • Increased city and community vibrancy

  • Increased capabilities to support new working and learning options

Innovation Benefit for Innovator/Researcher

  • More effective new city service

  • New digital innovation ecosystem supporting future innovation

  • Smart building as connected intelligent nodes

  • Enhanced city reputation

Smart Building act as connective tissue, linking a municipality and its citizenry by fostering human interaction and by supporting IoT rich environments.

Smart City is a city that can utilize its resources effectively and efficiently to solve any city challenges using smart solution by providing infrastructures and deliver city services to improve Quality of Life.

Integrating smart buildings and smart city technology is the next frontier, for buildings will require cooperation by public and private sector. This is only possible by demonstrating the benefits so that all may work together on a coherent strategy that will meet each one’s goals. In the end, buildings and Smart Cities can provide a modern, functional and highly productive life for citizens and employees. Having a municipal plan that can be resilient and flexible in response to future challenges such as climate change and potential public health concerns is essential.

Smart City Challenge in Urban Governance

  • Legitimacy, Policy Making, Public Support

  • Service Delivery

  • Organizational Structure, Administration, etc

  • Reduce Negative Impact, Resilience, etc

  • Promoting Democracy, Crime Prevention, etc

SMART CITY and smart building in time of pandemic

1. Detect and control the spread of infectious disease

  • Use of temperature measurement equipment that integrates intelligent video, AI, and thermal imaging

  • Intelligent sensing equipment for epidemic prevention inspection at key locations reduces manual investment, infection risks and related costs

2. Facilitate the remote operation of the buildings in a lockdown and interact

with the grid

3. Connectivity for communication and entertainment is paramount.


A ‘Resilient City’ is prepared to absorb and recover from any shock or stress while maintaining its essential functions, structures, and identity, as well as adapting and thriving in the face of continual change. - (ICLEI, 2015)


  • Diverse livelihoods and employment

  • Reliable communication and mobility

  • Social security

  • Effective leadership and management

  • Finance and contingency funds

  • Empowered stakeholders

  • Reduced physical exposure

  • Integrated development planning

  • Continuity of critical services