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Minergie

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MINERGIE is a label for new and refurbished low-energy-consumption buildings indicating comfort made possible by high-grade building envelopes and the continuous renewal of air.

The following requirements must be met:

  • Heat demand 90 % or less of the limit of the standard SIA 380/1
  • Year-round controlled air exchange
  • Weighted Energy Index < 38 kWh/m2
  • Proof of thermal comfort in summer
  • Additional requirements (lighting, commercial electronic equipments) depending on the building category
  • Limit the additional costs compared to a conventional building to a maximum of 10 %

In general energy consumption must not to be higher than 75% of average buildings and that fossil-fuel consumption must not to be higher than 50% of the consumption of such buildings.

The MINERGIE-P and MINERGIE-A Standards have higher requirements. The MINERGIE ECO Standard adds ecological and social requirements.

Learn more: Minergie websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Minergie's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

MINERGIE® Association

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

Minergie-ECO, Minergie-P, and Minergie-A


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Year ecolabel est. 1998

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Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Buildings


Where this ecolabel is found
France Liechtenstein Switzerland



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Last updated: 20 January 2012