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Environmentally friendly construction and renovation

Swiss Life invests several hundred million francs annually in the maintenance of its properties and ensures enviorenmentally friendly construction for its new building projects.

Swiss Life is the owner of the largest private real estate portfolio in Switzerland. These properties are extremely important for the company, as they serve as investments for the benefit of the insured. Sustainability is vital both in the real estate business and in the insurance sector. This is why Swiss Life invests several hundred million francs annually in the maintenance of its properties and ensures environmentally friendly construction methods for its new building projects. Swiss Life thus makes a substantial contribution to maintaining the quality of the residential, working and living areas in Switzerland.

An optimum location, the provision of rest and recreation areas and the flexible use of the property are central requirements for tenants nowadays. This is why Swiss Life is committed to allowing higher-density housing, the use of new construction designs and the optimal exploitation of the space available – which is also good for the environment. When renovating property, Swiss Life reviews the use of alternative energy sources as a matter of course. A sustained and environmentally friendly form of construction is the utmost priority here. The following two examples illustrate this point:

Swiss Life Real Estate meets high ecological standards:

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The office building TIC, TRIC, TRAC on Räffelstrasse in Zurich was built using an innovative energy concept based on the principle "high brain – low tech".

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Cutting-edge control technology in the interior of the business premises and apartments at the federation square in Zug as well as eco-friendly hot water production ensure operational ecology at the highest level.

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The heating for the Swiss Life headquarters at General-Guisan-Quai in Zurich is generated using a thermal pump and lake water.