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HOLISTIC Site Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel, a town of 32,000 inhabitants at the Lake Neuchâtel in the western canton of Switzerland, will finalise a series of demonstration projects in 2013. It will be on the path to sustainability through increased renewable energy generation capacity and through the intelligent use of that capacity (new eco-buildings, retrofitting buildings and buildings optimization).

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SOLUTION Site Cernier

The community of Cernier in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland is one of four pilot communities within the SOLUTION project. It is a typical Swiss community (most municipalities do not have more than 10 000 inhabitants), which makes it a good national role model and the experiences can be transferred to other Swiss cities of similar size.

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TetraEner Site Geneva

One of the first principles of sustainable living is to make the best use of the resources that are closest at hand. Genève is putting this principle into practice using a resource that is right at its doorstep: the water of Lake Genève. The lake´s water – nearly 90 km3 in volume – has a conveniently constant temperature of eight degrees Celsius on the ground. This makes the water an ideal source of energy for heating and cooling buildings of Switzerland´s second largest city.

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Fellow city: Lausanne

LAUSANNE is one of the follower cities of REPLICATE., with 142,000 inhabitants and a metropolitan area with 350,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of the International Olympic Committee and the seat of many international sport federations. It is also well known for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologies (EPFL), the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and the Swiss hotel management school (EHL).

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