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Minergie (Switzerland)

Sustainability brand for buildings

MINERGIE is a sustainability brand for new and refurbished buildings. It is mutually supported by the Swiss Confederation, the Swiss Cantons along with Trade and Industry and is registered in Switzerland and around the world and defended firmly against unlicensed use.

Comfort is at the heart of MINERGIE – the comfort of the users living or working in the building. A wholesome level of comfort is made possible by high-grade building envelopes and the continuous renewal of air. Specific energy consumption is used as the main indicator to quantify the required building quality - including goals for high energy-efficiency and drastic reduction of the use of fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal.

MINERGIE is basically a private non-profit organisation. It is financed by its members, its services (certification, education and information programs, consulting and coaching) and its sponsors (companies of the Swiss construction industry, investors and different levels of government. For these reasons all international activities must be financed in the pertinent markets.

 − with its high standards − is a powerful driving force in the renovation of existing buildings and in the construction of new ones.
- provides recommendations on concepts for sustainable construction, renovation and operation of buildings
- promotes regional markets for sustainable buildings, to create business opportunities for innovative builders, investors, enterprises and authorities. To this end, new products and services are continually being developed and put on the market.