Standard Owner Benchmark - MINERGIE

By CommonShare

Minergie is a Swiss building standard and label that promotes energy-efficient and sustainable construction. It was introduced in 1998 by the Swiss Minergie Association, a non-profit organization based in Switzerland. The aim of Minergie is to reduce energy consumption, improve indoor air quality, and encourage the use of renewable energy sources in buildings.

The Minergie standard sets requirements for energy efficiency, thermal insulation, ventilation, and other aspects of building design and construction. Buildings that meet the Minergie standards can be certified and labeled accordingly. There are different levels of Minergie certification, including Minergie, Minergie-P, Minergie-A, and Minergie-ECO, each with its specific criteria and performance targets.

To achieve Minergie certification, buildings must meet specific energy efficiency criteria, including limits on heating and cooling demand, airtightness, and ventilation efficiency. The standard also encourages the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar panels or heat pumps, to cover a portion of the building's energy needs.

Minergie-certified buildings provide several benefits, such as reduced energy consumption, lower utility bills, improved indoor comfort, and a smaller environmental footprint. The certification is applicable to various building types, including residential, commercial, and public buildings.

The Minergie label has gained significant recognition in Switzerland, and it is often used as a quality seal for energy-efficient buildings. It has become a valuable tool for property owners, developers, and occupants who seek sustainable and energy-efficient solutions.

In addition to the basic Minergie standards, the Minergie Association has introduced supplementary labels, such as Minergie-ECO, which focuses on sustainable construction materials and building processes, and Minergie-P, which emphasizes renewable energy production within the building itself.

Overall, Minergie plays a vital role in promoting energy efficiency and sustainability in Swiss construction, contributing to the country's efforts to reduce energy consumption, lower carbon emissions, and create more environmentally friendly buildings.

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The certification uses a multi-stakeholder, independent governance model to support the development of the standards related to the certification.

Supply Side Digitization

Details on the certificate are easily available via technology for inclusion in third party digital applications.

Buy Side Availability

Buy side availability details out how easy it is for consumers to find products and companies exhibiting the standards offered by the certification.


This considers the scale of the certification, and the number of products and companies that currently contribute to the certificate. National and local certification are normalized with countries.

Digital Accessibility

How easy is it for innovative new companies, startups, and local retailers to have the same access and affordable pricing models to use standard information in digital applications.

How our Standard Owner Benchmark® Works?

By CommonShare

This is a benchmark to help companies understand which standards should be part of a sustainable procurement plan. Further, the benchmark allows standard setting schemes, i.e. "Standard Owners", to benchmark their performance versus industry peers.