Buildings represent the largest share of energy demand in Switzerland. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) account for roughly 40% of final energy demand. 32% of national electricity demand is caused by buildings (HVAC, lighting, appliances, space heating). Therefore, the goals of the Energy Strategy 2050 and the Swiss Climate Strategy can only be met if buildings become much more energy efficient relative to the current situation, and if the remaining demand is primarily met by renewable sources.
The vision of the SCCER Future Energy Efficient Buildings & Districts (FEEB&D) is to develop solutions for the Swiss building stock which will lead to a reduction of the corresponding environmental footprint by a factor of three by 2035 thanks to efficient, intelligent and interlinked buildings.
The SCCER FEEB&D is paving the way to this vision by focusing on four research areas:
- Efficiency at Building Scale
- Renewable Energy Systems from Building to District Scale
- Energy Performance at Regional and National Scale
- Diffusion of FEEB&D Technologies
The new energy policy of Switzerland and the international efforts to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases offer a unique opportunity to develop a long-term strategy to renew the Swiss building stock in a truly sustainable way thus ensuring the desired comfort and energy supply security in the coming decades.
The mission of the SCCER FEEB&D is to turn this opportunity into an asset of our society.