Bâti65: Geneva’s Building Renovation for 2065

For a cantonal thermal renovation

Following our study in 2012 “The Cost of Thermal Renovation of the Housing Stock of the Canton Geneva” (CEPIC) and our seminar Bâti21 at end of 2013 which brought together twenty stakeholders from concerned sectors (architects, civil servants, tenant and renter unions, MPs, managers, builders, etc.); we assembled the resulting ideas in three axes:

  1. Secondary gains from renovations: Relocating the sums invested in fossil energy to strengthen job creation programs in renovation sector.
  2. Analysis of administrative barriers limiting the achievement of energy retrofits and proposals to overcome / eliminate them.
  3. Analysis of financial barriers limiting the achievement of energy retrofits such as third party financiers, and proposals to overcome / eliminate them.

On the issue of mitigating GHG emissions, Noé21 insists on focusing on the real estate sector since half of the annual GHG emissions emanate from heating interiors during winter months.