Efficient building technology
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From energy production to energy services, Alpiq covers the entire value chain – committing itself to energy efficiency.
«We understand buildings.» And this is our approach to developing and implementing energy-efficient solutions in building technology, facility management and building automation. We have experience and expertise in all relevant building areas, and offer energy-efficient concepts for the entire life cycle of buildings and plants: from planning through installation, to maintenance and operation.
Our customers value us as a reliable partner for processing and executing energy-efficient projects in and on their buildings. Regardless of whether the assignment involves fitting out a new cold store or installing an intelligent automation system for lighting control in a family home: taken as a whole, these measures make a vital contribution to energy efficiency.
Thanks to our comprehensive expertise across all our trades (electricity, heating, ventilation, climate control, cooling, sanitation systems, security and automation, IT and telcom, technical facility management), we can offer competent individual solutions within an overall approach. Our portfolio is supplemented by reliable maintenance and call-out services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
The area of energy efficiency is constantly evolving in terms of both know-how and technology. This is why the ongoing training and education of our workforce is essential, particularly in the context of new energy-efficient technologies such as LED, photovoltaics, geothermal heat pumps and modern control systems.
The first Tesla battery for home use, which was installed by Alpiq, has been in operation since the beginning of March. Helion Solar’s experts installed the Powerwall at a single-family home in Rüttenen SO. The Powerwall enables solar power produced by panels on the house to be stored and used when required.
News: 18.02.2016 10:00
Zurich – The world’s first energy self-sufficient apartment house without a power grid connection is currently under construction in Brütten in the Canton of Zurich. At the core is a battery storage solution by Helion Solar, an Alpiq Group company. This special storage system not only covers daily energy needs, it also manages the energy flow ...
For the experts from Alpiq, a good eye and excellent teamwork were required to install a large heat storage system for a new district in Unterkulm. The team was successful – thanks in part to two mobile cranes. The system will provide 240 apartments and an administration building with heat that is generated without CO2 emissions.
A further energy-efficiency beacon project: for the signinahotel in Laax in the canton of Graubünden, Alpiq InTec has designed and installed a new ventilation system. The hotel will thus be able to reduce its heating energy consumption by 77,000 kWh per year.
Over the past few days, the striking Roche Tower in Basel has come to life, with the first of 2000 employees moving into the new Building 1. To ensure that they are able to work in comfortable surroundings, Alpiq InTec has installed the very latest building technology. It also meets highest standards in terms of energy efficiency.
LED is the energy-efficient lighting technology of the future. The Swiss Federal Office of Energy has granted Alpiq InTec funding from its ProKilowatt programme for an innovative project to replace outdated lighting systems in car parks.
Helion Solar, an Alpiq Group company, has completed the most powerful rooftop photovoltaic system in Switzerland for Swiss Prime Site. Located on the roof of a production hall in the Zuchwil Riverside district, this was a unique project, which required a great deal of expertise – and the services of a helicopter.
At the heart of La Chaux-de-Fonds, the new ecological district, Le Corbusier, is currently under construction. Alpiq InTec is supporting the developers and will design and install an energy-efficient heating system for the first residential block, Ilot B.
In Lausanne, Alpiq InTec Romandie SA has installed 489 photovoltaic panels on the roof of a government building belonging to the canton of Vaud. The system, which covers an area of nearly 800 m2, has been generating CO2-free electricity since summer.
Come rain or shine, Alpiq InTec is now responsible for technical facility management at the World Meteorological Organization’s headquarters in Geneva. This includes overseeing the heating and cooling system – and ensuring that everything is as energy efficient as possible.
Alpiq InTec planned and installed an energy-efficient and economical refrigerated storage facility with controlled atmosphere for fruit grower Urs Grunder. The farmer is now able to place his fruit in an artificial “deep sleep”, making it possible for him to bring fruit to market that is as fresh as the day it was picked – even out of season.
Alpiq InTec has constructed two pavilions and equipped them with the latest building technology for Expo 2015, which opens its doors tomorrow. After the general contractor was forced to declare bankruptcy, Alpiq InTec took over the project in partnership with another company – with great success. However, the project was a real race against time.
The Coop distribution centre in Chur is the perfect example of how a few changes can significantly improve a building’s energy efficiency. In Alpiq InTec, Coop has found a service partner with comprehensive expertise.
Hotel Schweizerhof in Lenzerheide has played a significant role in shaping tourism in the region – and was recently honoured as a beacon of energy efficiency. The story of a modern Alpiq InTec ventilation solution and an innovative hotel pioneer – and how they both made it to the national TV news.
News: 20.02.2015 15:00
Zurich – In the course of its strategy implementation, Alpiq continues to expand market leadership in the area of energy efficiency. IReL AG, a Basel-Country-based company, has been taken over in this context. IReL offers customised solutions for smart buildings in Northwestern and Central Switzerland.
Christmas lights are a particular specialism of the Alpiq subsidiary Kummler+Matter Ltd, whose experts have over 30 years’ experience of reliable and safe installations. This year, for the first time, the company has lit up the Europaallee in Zurich, where 2000 electricity-saving LEDs are helping spread the Yuletide spirit.
Alpiq InTec once again proved to be a valuable multi-tech partner, this time for the Senevita Lindenbaum retirement and nursing home in Spreitenbach, which opened in June 2014. Alpiq InTec provided services in the areas of building technology, IT and telecommunications technology for the newly constructed complex.
More energy efficiency and reduced electricity costs thanks to state-of-the-art building technology from Alpiq InTec: three reference projects from the hotel and indoor pool sector show that the sums add up.
Alpiq has implemented a powerful ventilation system in the new EPFL convention centre in Lausanne – at an airy height – 40 metres above ground. Amongst other things, the system is exemplary in terms of energy efficiency: The air is heated and cooled using water from Lake Geneva.
Alpiq supports this year’s Zermatt Unplugged festival as a co-partner. Alpiq InTec is on site optimising the various electrical installations, ensuring that the festival can be staged in the most energy-efficient way possible.
News: 05.03.2014 11:15
Alpiq has been awarded a contract worth over CHF 30 million to provide building technology for the new Coop distribution centre in Schafisheim, Switzerland. As part of their new corporate strategy, the Swiss market leader offers innovative full-service solutions in the area of energy efficiency.
Alpiq InTec has developed and implemented a new energy concept for the Paraplegic Centre in Nottwil: state-of-the-art technology in every respect. By using water from Lake Sempach, around 6000 kilograms of CO2 can be saved each day, thus increasing energy efficiency.
In spring 2013, the new luxury health and spa complex Resort Collina d’Oro was opened in the Agra district of Collina d’Oro, just a few kilometres from Lugano. During the construction phase, Alpiq InTec Ticino SA was responsible for the installation of electrical and mechanical systems of the highest quality and energy efficiency.
On behalf of Swisscom, Alpiq InTec is replacing the cooling systems in a commercial building in Chur. The innovative renewal concept was originally provided by Alpiq EcoServices AG. Swisscom is thus able to save 50% of its energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions by 20 tonnes per year.
In spring 2014, the new Turin headquarters of the Intesa Sanpaolo bank group will be opened. At a height of 166 metres, it is “only” the second-tallest building in the city – but certainly the most technologically advanced. Alpiq InTec Milano is responsible for the electrical and special technical installations.
Alpiq InTec Verona SpA has installed combined heat and power cogeneration solutions for two newly created biomass power stations in northern Italy. The plants are excellent examples of how energy efficiency, environmental protection and state-of-the-art technology can be combined usefully and profitably.
When constructing Aquardens, one of the largest thermal parks in Europe, Alpiq InTec Verona played a decisive role. Special attention had to be paid to the quality and energy efficiency – and naturally the “wellness factor”.
Mid-December 2011 marked the start of WEF time for staff at AIT's Davos, Klosters-Serneus and Jenaz offices, when the Congress Centre had to be equipped with state-of-the-art technology. To ensure sufficient staff for the task, electrical installation engineers from other AIT branches in south-eastern Switzerland were sent as reinforcements for ...
Since the middle of December 2011 the Swiss Prime Tower in Zurich has been officially open. The new 126 metre high, 36-floor building is currently the highest office building in Switzerland. Alpiq InTec was responsible for the ventilation system.
The University of St. Gallen (HSG) is one of the most prestigious business universities in Europe and an important employer in the City of St. Gall. Alpiq InTec has for many years carried out the electrical installations for the University and is also responsible for the maintenance. Alpiq InTec is also involved in the current renovations and ...
Renovations to the Shoppi Tivoli centre in Spreitenbach have taken almost ten years. Alpiq InTec Ost AG professionals were responsible for upgrading the electrical installations for the 40-year-old shopping mall.