Sustainable Development

The EPFL has always had a strong commitment to sustainable development. With the construction of the SwissTech Convention Center, the EPFL has taken this commitment one step further, incorporating renewable energies in the most efficient way possible: water from Lake Geneva and geothermal pillars supporting the structure of the building are used for heating and cooling; and Grätzel photovoltaic panels on the western facade of the building simultaneously produce electricity and prevent the inside of the center from overheating.

The SwissTech Convention Center & Sustainability (.pdf)