3. Small Group Discussions and ACE’s Summary

Brief Summary of the Small Group Discussions

Small group discussions were made to facilitate the exchange of ideas and opinions among speakers and participants for various issues relevant to the theme of working out reasonable solutions in the future for their respective countries. The discussion procedure was as follows.

<Group composition>

Group A: Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia*, Singapore, Thailand; ACE
advisors: Mr. Tanaka of ECCJ and Mr. Moroo of Jase-W (AGC)


Group B: Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore*, Thailand, Vietnam;
advisors: Mr. Ushio of ECCJ and Mr. Ito of SII


(*: Leader, elected a secretariat in charge of reporting in each group)


Scenes at small group discussions (group A and group B)

Summary and Way Forward by ACE after the Discussion

ACE summarized the discussion resultsas follows:


(1ZEBReady Evaluation Criteria

(i) Principles: Energy efficiency must be achieved first, followed by Renewable Energy. The judging phase will recognize both efforts and results achieved. Completed and occupied building projects with more than 1,000m2are applicable for entry (new and existing buildings).

(ⅱ) Each country can submit a maximum of two entries. Previous year winners canalso submit entries.

(ⅲ) ZEB criteria (energy savings)



Table.1 ZEB criteria of two groups

Group AGroup B
Net ZEB100%100%
Nearly ZEB75%60%
ZEB ready50%60%
ZEB oriented30%



Focal points to decide which criteria will fit the country’s situation

(ⅳ) Baseline: Focal points will select the baseline used as reference

by simulation,
by the building energy code,
by the data collection method (average of existing energy consumption),
by using 20002005 energy consumption data, and
by using building energy consumption data before retrofitting (vs.after retrofitting).


(ⅴ) Additional criteria:

The energy audit management and maintenance plan shall be described clearly (when,who, how, how often should be included).
The project shall show cost effectiveness:that is,return on investment (ROI) or simple payback period (optional).
The project shall demonstrate the six core elements of ZEB (optional).
The project shall demonstrate indoor environmental quality impact (optional).
The project shall describe the roadmap plan to realize net ZEB in the future with a timeline (when, who, how).


(2) ZEB Implementation Action Plans

(ⅰ) Organize promotion/awareness seminars or workshops on ZEB.
(ⅱ) Case study sharing on the ZEB best practice.
(ⅲ) ASEAN ZEB/ZEBready award project compilation.
(ⅳ)AEA winner site visit at the BOJ session.


(3)Proposed Refinement of Evaluation Criteria and BOJ Procedures of ASEAN Energy Awards
(ⅰ) Getting back to the initial judging process (withoutprejudging).
(ⅱ) Simplifying the report format (maximum pages of the reports).
(ⅲ) IncludingPDCA in the reports.
(ⅳ) Having additional presentation sessions for the ZEB entries during the BOJ meeting.
(ⅴ) Addingenergy usage intensity as a parameter besides Energy Efficiency Index (EEI).

Way Forward

(1) ACE to update the guidelines by incorporating the results of ECAP 17 and circulating them to EE&C focal points by next week.

(2) ACE to circulate a questionnaire to EE&C focal points on the ZEB criteria and baseline selection by the week after the end of ECAP 17.

(3) Focal points to decide each country’s baseline before December 21, 2018.

(4) Future plans

• ACE will update the guidelines that reflect the results of ECAP 17 until next week.
Focal points will determine the country’s baseline by 21 December 2018.
The table.2 below shows possible proposals on baseline by each country in this workshop.


Table.2 Possible proposals on baseline by each country in this workshop

BruneiCambodiaLao  PDRMalaysiaMyanmarPhilippinesSingaporeThailandVietnamIndonesia (ACE)
Data collection
20002005 years level criteria
Comparison of before and after renovation

○: possible consideration △: possible with conditions