Switzerland

Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Aug 2015
Type: Publication

The Swiss emissions trading scheme (ETS) makes it possible to reduce emissions where it costs the least to do so. This market instrument enables the cost-effective achievement of climate-protection targets. Large, greenhouse gas-intensive companies are required to participate in emissions trading, while medium-sized companies may voluntarily participate in the emissions trading scheme. The companies that are included in the emissions trading scheme (ETS) are exempted from the CO2 levy.
Post date: 26 Jun 2015
Type: Link

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