Standard Owner Benchmark - MINERGIE
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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How our Standard Owner Benchmark® Works?
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.