The Confederation: exemplary in energy initiative is one of twelve measures in the first package of the Energy Strategy 2050. It is aimed at companies closely linked to the federal government and the cantons who want to operate in an innovative and exemplary manner in the field of energy. By signing a declaration of intent, they undertake to make an ambitious contribution to increasing energy efficiency and expanding use of renewable energy in Switzerland.
Starting from the base year 2006, the actors’ aim is to increase energy efficiency by 25% by 2020. To this end, 39 joint measures from three action areas (buildings and renewable energy, mobility and data centres and Green IT) have been defined in an action plan. The measures are to be implemented to the tune of 80% by 2020. In addition, there are company-specific measures that each actor determines individually.