Zernez – the energy pioneer

One hundred years ago, a group of farsighted visionaries founded the Swiss National Park. To celebrate this anniversary, the municipality of Zernez is commemorating this pioneering act by laying on a very special birthday present: By 2020 the entire building-related energy needs of the municipality should be covered by the area's own production and the resulting CO2 emissions thus cut to zero.

The jury is honouring Zernez Energia 2020 with the special prize in the Buildings & Housing category. The systematic and comprehensive approach is impressive: the project takes into account the key factors of energy efficiency, production, distribution and storage. The jury also emphasizes the forward-looking nature.