4. Action Plans: Outcomes of the Workshop

Participants gave final presentations based on all the information and experiences gained throughout the workshop, focusing on the following points:


(1) How to promote BECs/GBCs or ZEBs in their respective countries by making use of discussions, lectures, site visits, etc.

(2) How to refine evaluation criteria and the BOJ procedure of the AEA.

(3) Key takeaways of ECAP 20.

Country Presentation for Wrapping Up

Brunei Darussalam


(1) Key takeaways of ECAP 20
– To clear definition of ZEB and ZEH.
– To be able to learn all efforts and initiatives by Net ZEB, ZEB Ready and ZEB orientation building (through site visits)
– To get knowledge and information sharing during class lectures and discussion.
– To be able to create networks with other AMS and EECJ.

(2) Action plan

– To disseminate all information to relevant colleagues in home country
– To socialize the ZEB criteria
– To identify any potential ZEB oriented building in home country for AEA submission
– To assist all building owner for the preparation of the submission under ZEB category for next year AEA



(1) Key takeaways of ECAP 20
– Enhance knowledge of “the ZEB Family Concept” in ASEAN region.
– To Understand the ZEB READY subcategory in the Special Submission of EE&C Building category under AEA.

(2) Action plan

– To revise and reform the Technical Working Group from the relevant ministry.
– To develop EE&C Code or Standard base on the Draft of National Energy Efficiency Policy 2018-2035.
– To bring at least 1 building to participant in AEA 2021 (personal ambitious).



(1) Key takeaways of ECAP 20
– To understand latest situation of BEC & GBC and recent trend of ZEB designed buildings in Japan, etc.

(2) Action plan
Some future action plan in the development of ZEB:
– To develop Best Practices Guidelines/Manuals
– Capacity Building activity



(1) Key takeaways from ECAP 20
– Definition of ZEB
– Criteria of the ZEB concept
– To understand BEC/GBC and building regulation in Japan.
– Comprehensive policy in placed to drive and spur the implementation of the ZEB agenda
– Good promotions strategy and etc.

(2) Action plan
– To start engaging all relevant stakeholders.
– To increase awareness
– To train activity.
– To promote demonstration project.
– To put in place a policy and regulation on ZEB
– ZEB promotion


(1) Key takeaways of ECAP 20
– How to improve guidelines and concept of ZEB family.
– To set up benchmark system in each country.
– To develop building energy code/energy efficient building code.

(2) Action plan
– To develop EE building code in Myanmar.
– To introduce EC Guideline (Mandatory) after enacted EE&C Law (operation phase, active design).


(1) Key takeaways of ECAP 20
– The approach to the attainment of ZEB Ready facilities may first be focused on energy utilization aspect (efficiency and conservation).
– In the establishment of a ZEB Facility, the ROI / Payback should not be the main focus (since payback period is usually long).

(2) Action plan
– To establish collaboration with the Green Building certifying body (i.e., PGBC, PGBI, LEED, PSVARE,etc.
– To conduct seminars/ briefings/ meetings with Building Administrators of certified GB and non-GB certified in connection with the ASEAN EE Award in Buildings – ZEB Category and GB Category
– To establish technical working group (members coming from various building sector industry)


(1) Key takeaways of ECAP 20
– To be ZEB ready, there is a need to recognize the value in creative design, solutions and technologies that are cost effective and commercially available.

(2) Action plan
– To consider SLE (Super Low Energy) for public buildings in Singapore to take the lead.
– Holistic lifecycle approach
– To engage more with the industry stakeholder to jointly co-create a SLE ecosystem


(1) Action plans
– To develop all new buildings to ZEB in 2037. To achieve the plan, Thailand set the rule that all buildings must be completed BEC standard.
– Future plan to upgrade BEC standard
– To operate the project by funding to renovate with the ZEB standard in 2020.
– To develop auditor training conservation for take care of and educating the energy conservation in Jan-Jun 2020.


(1) Key takeaways of ECAP 20
– To understand ZEB development in Japan.

(2) Action plan
– To set up EE baseline of EEB and ZEB Ready for small and medium category of office and building and ZEB promotion to increase the AEA submission under ZEB category.
– To improve the capacity building and training programs to be delivered to beneficiaries.
– To find the finance support/loan with low interest rate.
– To re-organize the national energy award in Viet Nam based AEA (including ZEB concept).
– To make better cooperation among regional/international organizations for a consistent and long-termed support to Viet Nam so that achievements can be maintained sustainably.

Scenes at presentations of the action plan (Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam cases)