Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Date Ended:31/12/2019
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Funds to sub-national governments
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>CHP, Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling
Agency:Conference of cantonal directors of energy departments, Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Swiss Federal Office of the Environment
URL: des Gebäudeprogramms der Stiftung Klimarappen
Funding:Approximately Fr. 450 million per year (about one third of the CO2-levy on the consumption of fossil fuels in stationary applications)
Evaluation:Evaluation to be published in 2016;

The Building Programme has been implemented to encourage energy efficient renovation of old buildings with the purpose of lowering greenhouse gas emissions (mostly CO2). The Building Programme is executed together with almost all of Switzerland's cantons, who encourage the use of renewable energy, waste heat, improved building technology and also total building renovation. A small portion of the CO2-levy from the use of fossil fuels in stationary applications (Fr. 30 million per year) is administered directly by the Confederation to encourage the direct use of geothermal energy for heating purposes in buildings provided their greenhouse gas emissions (particularly CO2) are reduced.  

Related policies:Federal Law on the Reduction of CO2 (CO2 Law)

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