Project type: Energy Efficiency
Project location: Switzerland
Project status: In operation, exclusive
Annual CO₂ reduction: 2 500 t
The myclimate subsidy programme for heat pumps offers funding for the replacement of old oil and natural gas heating in rented residential properties. The Switzerland-wide funding programme will finance geothermal, water and air source heat pumps with an output of between 15 and 400 kW.
Multiple dwelling units (MDU) in Switzerland continue to be heated using mostly fossil fuels, and as such make a substantial contribution towards Switzerland's CO₂ emissions. At the same time, in around 70 per cent of properties , one form of fossil heating will be replaced by another; in cities such as Geneva, Biel, Lucerne, Bern or Zurich, the percentage is even higher. However, technology is available nowadays to ensure that heating pump systems can also reliably supply heating to large properties in an environmentally friendly manner. The financial support provided by this subsidy programme removes the obstacles presented by high investment costs.
The level of funding is calculated by myclimate on the basis of the previous year's energy consumption (adjusted for climatic conditions). This amounts to CHF 0.10/kWh for air-to-water heat pumps and CHF 0.18/kW h for ground-source-to-water or water-to-water heat pumps. For correctly dimensioned systems, this corresponds to approximately CHF 1.00/1.80 respectively per litre of oil or approximately CHF 200/360 per kilowatt of installed capacity. These amounts may be higher than those of the respective cantonal subsidy programme.
In order to benefit from the funding, certain criteria must be met:
Further criteria can be found in the registration form.
This carbon-offset project has been made possible thanks to funding from the KliK Foundation.
The subsidy programme is currently being examined by the FOEN/SFOE to determine its suitability as an offsetting programme under the CO₂Act. Provisional registration is already possible. Funding will be committed definitively after the CO₂offsetting programme is successfully approved by the FOEN/SFOE.
If you have technical or planning questions relating to heat pump systems, please contact a heat pump specialist in your area.
Do you have general questions relating to the funding programme? Don't hesitate to send us an email or give us a call (+41 44 500 43 50).
Around 9 000 MWh of renewable heat will be generated annually.
2.50 t CO2 will be saved annually.