Implementation framework for sustainable and future-proof communities

The 2000-Watt Smart Cities stands for sustainable future living. Living a comfortable and healthy life today is a challenge due to various environmental and man-made issues. Local regulatory and government agencies intend to address these challenges to improve citizens’ quality of life. A major challenge to building a sustainable future is the increasing stress on urban infrastructure. With the mission of building and operating 2000-Watt Smart Cities, the 2000-Watt Society has developed a series of research-driven solutions for smart and sustainable living. This mission is also envisaged as a social and local economic booster force towards a sustainable future The 2000-Watt Society is an environmental vision introduced in 1998 by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. This concept is about reducing the overall average primary energy usage rate to no more than 2000 watts per person and the greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, while also improving the quality of life at the same time.


The Journey So Far


2000-Watt Society is founded by ETH Zurich.


Nuesch Development together with municipal authorities starts to conceptualize Greencity Zurich.


The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) launches the 2000-Watt Site certification. First Certificate is awarded to Greencity Zurich site development.


Construction of Greencity Zurich starts.


Switzerland votes in favour of Energy Strategy 2050 with 2000-Watt target by 2035.


The SFOE endorses the 2000-Watt Smart Cities Initiative as the worldwide promoter of the certification.


The Initiative becomes the 2000-Watt Smart Cities Association with the goal of creating a framework for smart cities around the world.


The Swiss Federal Council decides to support the goal for net zero climate gases by 2050


Greencity is showcased at COP26 as an example of how 2000-Watt is an integral part of the net zero strategy for cities worldwide.


Davos: Greencity Zurich case study forges a path forward to inspire and certify 2000-Watt communities worldwide. Throughout Switzerland, 45 sites are certified: 28 as 2000-Watt Sites "in development", 11 received the award "in operation" and 6 sites have certification "in transformation".


2000-Watt Smart Cities participates at 2000-Watt Summit. First presentation of white paper with partners, UN-Habitat, FIABCI and Sorbonne.


Joined hands with the Climate Institute, USA, to carry forward the agenda of climate mitigation in USA , based on the 2000 Watt philosophy.


On the Monday, June 5, 2023, on the world environment day, 2000 Watts Smart Cities signed the MoU with the Government of Maharashtra’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to consolidate the state’s efforts towards expediting climate mitigation by implementing the successfully implemented 2000 Watts philosophy and toolkit.


Government of Maharashtra and 2000 Watts Smart Cities Partner for Climate Mitigation and Urban Resilience

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On 15 March, FIABCI, The International Real Estate Federation entered into a partnership with the 2000-Watt Smart Cities Association.

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Post-COP26 debrief with Actual and the 2000-Watt Smart Cities Association: action on the rise

The Peace Innovation Institute and the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford catalyse change ...

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Association with GlobalABC

The association combines the Swiss 2000-Watt-Site Label with the Indian Guidelines for Smart Cities with the aim foster carbon...

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2000 WSCA Partnership with REPIC for 2000-Watt Certification of University Campus Pune

The 2000-Watt Smart Cities Association has several years of proven...

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Partnering with the 2000-Watt Smart Cities Association and the Peace Innovation Institute to decarbonize our cities

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Green Cities of the Future

Andreas Binkert , Partner, Nüesch Development AG & President of 2000-Watts Smart cities association, Switzerland speak ...

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Global Cooperation signed with FIABCI

2000WSCA consolidated their cooperation with FIABCI, INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE FEDERATION at World,...

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Business pavilion for Climate leadership at COP 26 Glasgow – Title: ALL FOR 1.5°C . Are You?

The Glasgow Climate Pact represents a vital step in our shared efforts to keep global warming to 1.5°C...

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