Team:Association "eco-bau - sustainability in public construction"Präsident: Peter Ess, Direktor, Amt für Hochbauten der Stadt ZürichVizepräsident: Dr. Heinrich Gugerli, Amt für Hochbauten der Stadt Zürich
eco-bau is a platform for constructors of public buildings for the Swiss Federal government, cantons (states) and cities. It provides advice on sustainable planning, building and managing of buildings and constructions. The platform invented an eco-bau label for buildings which achieve the MINERGIE standard and which were built using sustainable building materials containing low hidden (grey) energy.
For the direct energy use of a building, different labels exist world wide (MINERGIE, passive-house, etc.). But they all only focus on the operation of a building. Eco-bau embed the energy which is needed to create the materials of constructions. Therefore it is a very important aspect mostly ignored of the known energy labels.
individuals: living and working at a healty environment with good room quality (air, light, etc.)society: well-being and healtheconomy: local construction products support local companies; higher stable values; environment: eco friendly products are used
The eco-bau label can be reached in Switzerland as an extention to the MINERGIE resp. MINERGIE-P label (MINERGIE-ECO). Like other labels as well, the eco-bau label helps to propagate the importance of 'energy friendly' and healty construction materials.
individuals: healty comfortsociety: durable buildingseconomy: to recive hypothecary credit with preferred terms due to eco friendly institutesenvironment: low hiden energy at construction materials
ecological: ressources protectionsocial: healty construction materials and roomseconomy: stable value
The eco-bau label is a trend-setting extention to the known energy labels (e.g. MINERGIE). The construction projects are rated by ecologically and sanitary aspects. This holistic view is important to cover all the energetic aspects at the construction sector