Almost 90% of Messe Basel’s overall energy requirements are met by renewable energies. All the electricity consumed comes from renewable sources. Hall 1 south has been awarded the BS-054 minergie label. Energy efficiency is being constantly boosted in accordance with the statutory requirements.
Energy consumption and emissions at Messe Basel
In 2018, overall energy consumption at Messe Basel (excluding the administration) totalled 23,875 MWh. Of this, 89% was in the form of renewable energies.
Messe Basel covers its electricity requirements with electricity from the Industrielle Werke Basel (IWB). IWB electricity is 100% renewable energy generated with IWB’s own power plant capacities, primarily from Swiss hydropower.
When a comparison is drawn with the indicators for the previous year, consideration must be given to the different numbers of events staged.
Minergie Certificate for Hall 1 South at Messe Basel.
During the construction of Hall 1 South at Messe Basel, which was completed in 2013, key importance was attached to achieving the greatest possible energy efficiency in both the insulation for the building shell and the provision of the necessary heating and cooling energy in a manner that is sparing on resources. All the heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems are operated only when required and the majority of the waste heat generated is used.
The Basel-Stadt Minergie certification agency awarded the exhibition hall the BS-054 Minergie Label that had been developed especially for it. In addition, the target values of SIA Standard 380/4 are met by this, the newest exhibition hall, in respect of lighting and ventilation/air-conditioning.
Boosting energy efficiency
The Canton of Basel Stadt obliges major energy consumers, such as Messe Basel, to analyse their energy consumption and to take measures to reduce it. The canton is calling for a 2% increase in efficiency every year for electrical energy and heating energy. This requirement must be fulfilled as of 2020.
In implementing this statutory obligation, Messe Basel is receiving support from the Industrielle Werke Basel (IWB). The IWB is compiling a current status and potential analysis on the purchase of energy together with a list of efficiency-boosting measures. They are additionally drawing up a cantonal target agreement with the Environmental Protection and Energy Agency (AUE). This target agreement is one of the models offered by the Canton of Basel-Stadt for implementing the statutory requirements. It has the advantage that the Messe Basel infrastructure is being assessed and optimised in overall terms. The IWB is responsible for the annual reporting to the cantonal energy office. The first report of this nature is being compiled for 2020.samt beurteilt und optimiert wird. Für das jährliche Reporting an die kantonale Energiefachstelle ist die IWB verantwortlich. Ein erster diesbezüglicher Report wird für das Jahr 2020 erstellt.
The following events deal with the topic of sustainability:
Biodiversität und Architektur – (k)ein Widerspruch?
Nachhaltig Bauen? Holz ist das Material der Wahl!
Nachhaltiges Bauen in den Alpen
E-Mobility – Von Haus aus mobil
LCA und BIM: Gebäude ökologisch optimieren
Transformation des Gebäudebestandes
Koordinierte Erneuerung des Gebäudeparks Schweiz
Bauen in der Kreislaufwirtschaft
Von Nöten zu Tugenden – die Baubranche im Wandel des Einsatzes von Ressourcen