Buildings are responsible for more than 40% of the energy demand in Switzerland and a similar share of CO2 emissions. The ambitious goals of the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050 can therefore only be achieved if the impact of the building stock is dramatically reduced over the next decades.
The SCCER FEEB&D tackles innovation challenges and develops solutions which will contribute to this transition thanks to a reduction of the energy demand of single buildings, their efficient operation and the increased use of locally harvested renewable energy through the integration of buildings in local multi-energy grids and energy hubs. This strategy is promising but requires new solutions not available on the market today.
In four work packages, materials, components, concepts and planning tools are developed in close collaboration between the research partners and then provided to industry and the building sector for applications in new and retrofit buildings in Switzerland and on international markets.
The highly interdisciplinary tasks are performed by research groups from the ETH Domain, Universities and Universities of Applied Science in close collaboration with industrial partners from the areas of building materials, building control, energy planning and energy supply as well as public authorities such as cities and cantonal authorities. Education and training of young scientists and engineers is an integral part of the SCCER FEEB&D and will help to accelerate the technology transfer to industry.