Winner of the Swiss Solar Award 2011

Swiss Solar Award 2011 for Bergbahnen Engadin St. Moritz AG

On 10 October 2011, the Swiss Solar Agency presented the 21st Swiss Solar Award at a ceremony in Geneva attended by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Micheline Calmy-Rey.

St. Moritz, 10.10.2011 - This year's prize-winners featured Bergbahnen Engadin St. Moritz AG twice over: the Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl walked off with not only the highly-coveted Swiss Solar Award 2011 in the Building Renovation category, but also the PlusEnergieBau® (PEB) Solar Award 2011, the only prize in the world for buildings that generate more energy than they need themselves.

The 104-year old Berghotel Muottas Muragl demonstrates that first-class hotel comfort can be implemented within the framework of a plus-energy building concept even at 2,456 metres above sea level. In addition, the Swiss Solar Agency praised the fact that the expansion and renovation of the hotel has led to a 64% reduction in its overall energy consumption, dropping from 436,000 kWh/a to 157,400 kWh/a. Also positively received was the fact that the previous annual energy requirements of approx. 40,000 litres of heating oil and 36,600 kWh/a of household and operating electricity are now entirely covered by solar energy, and that CO2 emissions have been reduced by 144 tonnes per annum and thus also by 100%.

Detailed information about the entire energy aspect:

PDF press release dated 10.10.2011: Swiss Solar Prize 2011
PDF with information about the energy concept (short version)
PDF Article 21st Swiss Solar Prize magazine (in German only)
Other sustainable activities by BEST AG (in German only)

Amount of electricity currently produced
Info screen (information in german only)


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