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1 Building Energy Labels: The Swiss MINERGIE Label Chennai, October 8 th, 2010 Heinrich Gugerli, Head Sustainable Building Group

2 Energy efficient buildings are a key to sustainable development Society Architecture Land Use Mobility Standard of Living/ Health Society Cultural Heritage Economy Buildings Financing / Investment Maintenance Costs Building materials Energy Soils/Landscapes Infrastructure Future Generations Environment Stadt Zurich Chennai, , Seite 2 Source: Recommendation SIA 112/1

3 Swiss Standards and Labels for Sustainable Building Society Health and well beeing Indoor air quality Light Noise ECO Heating / Thermal comfort Cooling in summer Fresh air Minergie / Minergie-P Environment Building materials Resource availability, material flows Environmental impact Recycling and disposal Energy use indoor temperature and insulation hot water appliances lighting Building infrastructure Economy Building substance Flexibility Running / maintenance costs accesibility Separation of systems Infrastrukture, Mobility Choice of location Incentive system vehicle standards SIA Energy Efficiency Path (Building for the 2000-Watt Society) Community Architecture and design Land use and developement Soil protection, landscape Capital expenditures Stadt Zurich Chennai, , Seite 3

4 MINERGIE - Creating a market for comfortable and energy-efficient buildings Benefit Comfort Image of the available offers of low energy buildings 1990 Unreliable, complicated, ugly Expectations of the user Better than average Value Low resale value Good price, good stability of value Choice Complicated technology Comprehensible offer Fulfillment Denial of wishes for the benefit of energy saving, Image of green exotic Realize dream home, Prestige Relevance Benefit badly visible Appliable for normal user, good for the environment Stadt Zurich Chennai, , Seite 4 Source: Heinz Uebersax

5 Four Prerequisities for MINERGIE Comfort ventilation High level of heat insulation Air-tight shell Maximum energy use 4 l oil p.a. / m 2 ECS Chennai, , Seite 5

6 Spec. investment: Low for reduction, high for Renewables Specific heat consumption kwh/m 2 a building shape Ø ZH 1990 MINERGIE-standard orientation of windows U-value of windows U-value walls, roof Comfort ventilation 9m 2 +25m 2 sol. collector 20m 3 storage waste water-hr Specific investment, CHF/kWh/a Chennai, , Seite 6

7 8 Measures to reach MINERGIE (Warm climate) Decisve 1.Compact shape of insulated envelope conventional 2. Thermal insulation 6. Thermal mass 8. Heat distribution by water system 8. Solar roof 3. Air tightness 5. Sun shades HP MINERGY Chennai, , Seite 7 7. Efficient production for heating/cooling with heat pump 4. Comfort ventilation

8 MINERGIE -Modules Roof-/wall-module U-Wert 0,15 W/m 2 K Window-module U-Wert 1,0 W/m 2 K Door-module U-Wert 1,2 W/m 2 K MINERGIE -Lamps Chennai, , Seite 8

9 3. Efficient use of electrical power MINERGIE floor lamps: City of Zurich launches competition in the market 18 winner lamps in the competition Stadt Zürich Chennai, , , page Seite 9

10 MINERGIE Brands and Products Building Standard Buildings 630 Buildings 70 Buildings 80 Buildings 17 Mio. m 2 Module Network 160 Wall-/Roof-Modules 159 Window-/Door-Modules 360 Lamps 1100 Professional Partners Specialised Firms (Planning and Implementation) 390: Cantons, Federation, Liechtenstein, Associations, Firms, Universities, People Stadt Zurich Chennai, , Seite 10

11 MINERGIE Building Standards -80% + Minergie A (Near Zero Energy) Stadt Zurich Chennai, , Seite 11

12 MINERGIE-P - Innovation Driver and Technological Challenge Walls: Slim constructions with U-values below 0,15 W/(m 2 K) Windows: Super values (U and g) and architectural design Building and particularly building services technology: simple and providing better comfort Renewable energies: Realising the 2000-Watt-Society And of course: the whole package for reasonable prices and in top quality Stadt Zurich Chennai, , Seite 12

13 MINERGIE-P apartment building wood pellets heating, heat distribution by ventilation system, thermal solar collectors Building costs [%] B. Bossard, R. Keiser, Zurfluh und Lottenbach SIA 380/1 MINERGIE MINERGIE-P Stadt Zurich Chennai, , Seite 13

14 More Quality of Life, less Environmental Impact MINERGIE ECO Quality of Life Comfort High thermal comfort Summer heat protection Systematic air change Health Best daylighting conditions Good noise protection Low indoor air pollution Light Noise Indoor Air Environmental Impact Energy efficiency 25 to 50% less energy consumption Fossile energy consumption at least 50% below average building standard. Building ecology No scarce resources Low environmetal impact of materials and production Simple ways of deconstruction and high grade of recycling Resources Production Dismantling Stadt Zurich Chennai, , Seite 14

15 NE-001-ECO Bundesamt für Statistik Neuenburg Bauart Architekten, Bern Stadt Zurich Chennai, , , Seite page 15

16 Retrofit of home for elderly people Stadt Zürich Chennai, , Seite 16

17 Lessons learnt in Switzerland 17 million of certified MINERGIE -Buildings have a value of 50 billion CHF and 7 million m 2 total surface of buildings in MINERGIE-Standard, not certified Reduced energy consumption by 130 mill. Liter oilequivalent/year Higher value of buildings from 3% (condominiums) to 6% (single family houses) Awaken the economical interest of the industry in energy efficient products Set-up the largest Swiss training organization in building sector Increased building industry by jobs (3%) 1) Swiss Building Industry: 300'000 yobs, added value 30 bill. SFR/a Chennai, , Seite 17

18 The Reasons behind the MINERGIE Success Clear, simple and voluntary building standard Broad national, state and local support in political and business circles, as also in trade and professional associations First of all: comfort in the home and at workplace; secondly, lower energy bills A clear and consistent brand strategy State application and certification Professional networking Professional marketing Chennai, , Seite 18

19 Global Interest in MINERGIE Certifications Contacts License Agreements K K Z L K Z Z Z Z K K K K Furth er Cont acts USA Japan China India Russi a Chile Stadt Zurich Chennai, , Seite 19

20 MINERGIE-Label for comfortable und highly energy-efficient buildings in India? Let us make use of Swiss knowledge and experience and explore how the successful model and technology of MINERGIE may be transferred to a similar organization in India and adapt the standards to the different Indian climate zones. Stadt Zürich Chennai, , Seite 20

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