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Case study of a low-energy multifamily complex in Switzerland. First appraisal after two years of exploitation

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A large multifamily complex of about 21’000 square meters (three buildings) was recently raised in the suburb of Geneva (Switzerland) and was certified Minergie®, a Swiss quality label.

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J. Zgraggen, University of Geneva, Switzerland

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The interdisciplinary approach of the energy concept from the beginning of the project, coupled with the close attention given to the execution stage seems to be an effective way to lower the energy consumption of large-scale residential buildings.

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Sunday, 1 January, 2006 to Wednesday, 18 June, 2008