The workshop was successful in terms of supporting progress of BEC in the participating countries, namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, thanks to the following aspects of the workshop.

The workshop program was designed carefully and operated duly to get the maximum effectiveness through 4 sessions: Country Report, Lectures & Site Visit, Small Group Discussion, and Action Plans.


8 ASEAN member states as well as ACE joined the workshop, which helped to build the sense of “one ASEAN” in the field of energy efficiency of buildings.


Experts from inside and outside of Japan played active roles as speakers and advisers and provided useful information for the participants in the small group discussions.

Discussions in the workshop were made to facilitate exchanging ideas and opinions among speakers and participants as for various issues relevant to the theme to work out the reasonable solutions in the future for indivisual countries. Key points of the discussions during the whole workshop were as follows:

Current status of and future direction of BEC in indivisual ASEAN countries.


History of JBEC, especially in compliance with the standard becoming mandatory.


New methodologies for evaluating the primary energy consumption of buildings based on the purpose of the building, e.g. offices, hotels and stores etc.


How operation management in buildings works in Japan in terms of energy efficiency.


Basic idea of the benchmark system of building energy efficiency and its current status in Japan.


Efforts being done by SEforALL to improve energy efficiency in the building sector.

Outcomes of the workshop were summarized as follows.

(1) The participants shared the information on the current status of their own countries in the field of BEC and understood the proper direction of dealing with the issue, by learning the Japan’s experiences;


(2) The participants gained ideas and information from Japan’s EE&C technologies, efforts in operation and successful examples of EE&C policies in the building sectors, which would be useful for preparing BEC and taking concrete measures for promoting EE&C of buildings in their countries, where there were more rooms to be improved; and


(3) Many of the participants from the past ECAPs on the theme of BEE joined and actively participated in this workshop. Such continued participation and cooperation from ASEAN member states allowed the workshop productive by bringing in not only the action plans with respect to BEC in the participating countries, but also concrete suggestions for ideas for the future Japan-ASEAN cooperation programs in the field of promoting EE&C in the building sector.