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Energy Master Plan

Zurich’s municipal energy policy defines certain objectives. Based on energy and climate protection laws of the federal government and the Canton of Zurich, they reflect the targets of the 2000-Watt Society as set out in the Municipal Code. Priorities are: (1) sufficiency, which means reducing the demand for energy-relevant goods and services; (2) efficient energy use through the reduction in the consumption of energy by increasing the energy efficiency of buildings, processes and devices, and in the area of mobility and (3) energy source selection in line with objectives. The areas of action are: (1) settlement development; (2) energy supply; (3) Buildings; (4) Mobility and (5) Consumption.