The Energy Model has been based on the same idea since 1987, namely that increased energy efficiency and reduced CO2 levels are easier to achieve if companies jointly and voluntarily commit to ambitious goals.
This fundamental idea of the Energy Model served as the basis for formulating the article on large-scale consumers in cantonal energy legislation, and provided the basis for the Swiss Energy Model, the main pillar of the Energy Agency for Industry, founded in 2000. The Zurich Energy Model group is a member of the Energy Agency for Industry (EnAW) and has entered into a universal target agreement.
The Common Goal
All members together have the common goal in relation to the Canton of Zurich and the Federal Government of increasing energy efficiency by a total of 14 percent and decreasing the CO2-emissions by a total of 20 percent by 2030 (base year = 2020).
Every company has the opportunity to maximize energy savings in its own area – by means of investments that pay for themselves within a short time, as our experience over more than 30 years has shown.
Basically, the rules of collaboration between the member companies have remained the same since 1987:
The reward in achieving the common goal is manyfold: