GreenCity Eco-Neighbourhood, Zurich, Switzerland

The GreenCity Eco-Neighbourhood is a mixed-use development comprising 67,000sqm of commercial buildings, 8,000sqm of retail and 750 residential homes, which are due for completion in 2018.

The project will have the “2000-watt site” label, a concept developed by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Zurich, which aims to reduce the electrical consumption of each inhabitant from 6,000W to 2,000W.

GreenCity will produce its energy through an integrated hydroelectric plant, photovoltaic panels and wood fueled heating.