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Eco-neighborhood: Greencity

The Greencity development on the former Sihl-Manegg industrial site will comprise 13 buildings, lead-managed by Losinger Marazzi SA in collaboration with the City of Zurich (development and planning matters), the project is creating one of the first city districts in Switzerland that will take on board all objectives of the “2000 Watt Society” (it has been certified by the energy award body Energiestadt / Cité de l’énergie). All the buildings are designed to meet the highest energy standards (LEEDPlatinum Core & Shell label for the offices, Minergie P-Eco for the apartments). New smart grid technology monitors and optimises energy consumption throughout the district; the district’s energy requirements are met through own renewable energy generation (e.g.geothermal system, photovoltaic panels on the roofs and the old hydroelectric plant). All heating and ventilation systems are run entirely with renewable energy. Greencity is only 11 minutes by train from Zurich’s main railway station and the local station is located at the heart of the district, ensuring excellent accessibility by public transport. Cars are banned from the district and parking restricted to 0.7 parking spaces per household. The plans also include car sharing (Mobility) and electric vehicles (electric bicycle hire).