Switzerland

360optimi tools help you to identify the life-cycle cost (LCC) of your choice while controlling environmental performance through life-cycle assessment (LCA), both in new construction and renovations. LCA can be used to compare designs, strengthen bids and to achieve credits in certification systems. 
Post date: 3 Jun 2015
Type: Tool

This case study showcases how vacuum insulation panels (VIP) improved the insulation of a traditional house in Switzerland without any impact on the facade of the building and any reduction of the usable space.
Post date: 25 May 2015
Type: Case

With nearly 40,000 buildings certified by the end of 2014, MINERGIE has influenced the Swiss building industry like no other voluntary instrument. Based on its definiton – low need of non-renewable energy, comfortable and healthy indoor climate, building value – the brand is highly attractive for users, investors, system producers and building experts. 
Post date: 9 Mar 2015
Type: News

In January 1 2015 the voluntary Swiss window energy labelling, Energieettikette für Fenster, was introduced. It has been launched with the support of the Swiss Professional Association for Windows and Facades (Schweizerischen Fachverband Fenster- und Fassadenbranche-FFF) and the Swiss Centre of Windows and Facades (Schweizerischen Zentrale Fenster und Fassaden-SZFF). 
Post date: 9 Mar 2015
Type: News

Final deadline to apply for the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards has been extended to 16 March 2015.  The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards are the EU reference prize for sustainable energy projects in Europe.
Post date: 3 Mar 2015
Type: News

The 3rd edition of the Green Building Solutions Awards powered by Construction21 promises to be exceptional, especially with the International Conference for Climate coming up in December in Paris. And, in addition to the 9 countries currently covered by the network*, the competition will open to new partners from around the world.
Post date: 2 Mar 2015
Type: News

EuroACE's press release following the launch of the European Union Energy Union framework. The release of the Energy Union framework acknowledged the need for improvement of the building stock in the EU. With the building sector accounting for 61% of the EU's gas imports and construction accounting for 9% of EU GDP, buildings count as a 'big thing'.
Post date: 27 Feb 2015
Type: News

The 13th edition of the economic trends survey carried out by the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) confirms the positive signs and trends already observed in the previous surveys: the architectural market is gradually recovering and the general mood of the profession is improving – although the situation still differs greatly from one country to another.
Post date: 22 Jan 2015
Type: Publication