What many do not know is that a MInergie® label does not necessarily make an energy-related refurbishment of an existing building more complex. On the contrary, building to Minergie® standards can significantly simplify the requirements for the building envelope and lead to better results in terms of design.
In contrast to the usual requirements for SIA 380/1, the system renewal for Minergie® evaluates not only the energy consumption, but also the form of energy used for heat generation. Anyone willing to break away from fossil fuels, install PVAs on the roof and implement a basic ventilation system, will be rewarded with less stringent requirements for the building envelope. The focus with Minergie® is not on energy consumption, but on CO2 emissions.