EDGE certifies Istiqlal Mosque of Indonesia

EDGE by IFC

Recently, the Istiqlal Mosque has undergone an environmentally-friendly retrofit of key building features. As part of this redesign, state-of-the-art energy-savaging technologies were implemented, among other measures

Recently, the Istiqlal Mosque has undergone an environmentally-friendly retrofit of key building features. As part of this redesign, state-of-the-art energy-savaging technologies were implemented, making use of reflective paint for roofs and external walls, energy-saving lightbulbs, smart electricity meters and solar photovoltaics covering over 13% of the facility’s electricity consumption. In addition, resource-efficient plumbing features such as low-flow faucets, water-efficient urinals and flush systems and a greywater treatment and recycling system, allowed the mosque to significantly reduce water consumption. The re-use of most existing building elements such as floor slabs, roof and walls, further substantially reduced energy embodied in construction materials, resulting in a lower carbon footprint of the construction project.


The project was developed by the Istiqlal Mosque Management Agency Badan Pengelola Masjid Istiqlal (BPMI), with green building consulting provided by PT Yodaya Hijau Bestari.


Masjid Istiqlal has received Final EDGE Certification from the Green Building Council Indonesia.