Building Renovations Improving Energy Efficiency


Buildings are responsible for around 30% of all CO2 emissions and 40% of Switzerland’s energy consumption. At the current pace, it would take 100 years to renew the existing buildings. The Swiss Federation and the Cantons support building renovations which improve energy efficiency with subsidies, but also with various legal measures, in particular in lease and tax law. As of 1 January 2020, investments costs to improve energy efficiency may be transferred to the following two tax periods, if it is not possible to fully deduct such costs in the current tax period.


Josef Caleff and Yves Jeanrenaud


Subscribe to our Updates

*Required fields

Monthly selected key topics from our practice areas and sectors, plus Newsflashes on current events.
Monthly email with the latest updates on and summaries of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court's case law in arbitration matters.
A regular look (1 – 2 per year) from a unique M&A perspective on legal changes, economic developments and societal trends in Switzerland.
Regular insights on Swiss and international trends and legal developments in the construction industry.
Concise analyses of key trends in the fast moving world of corporate governance for the boards of Swiss companies.