The Catholic Church of St. Francis in Ebmatingen (ZH) received the 2019 European Solar Award on Friday, the 15th of November.
Built in 1989, the religious building has undergone a total refurbishment costing 1.2 million francs, which has made it exemplary in terms of both ecology (zero emissions) and energy efficiency.
The oil-fired heating system, which used 7’000 litres a year and released 21 tonnes of CO2, was discontinued and the annual energy requirement of 84’400 kWh was reduced to 54’700 kWh thanks to a better roof insulation, a solar-powered geothermal heat pump heating, LED lighting and 161 square metres of photovoltaic modules.
The photovoltaic installation provides 78’900 kWh/year, so that the church finds itself producing much more energy than it consumes.
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www.rsi.ch/news/svizzera/Una-chiesa-a-zero-emissioni-12421722.html (RSI News, 15th November 2019)