Polarstern is helping the actors involved in the “Confederation: exemplary in energy” initiative communicate their commitment to greater energy efficiency and the transition to renewable energy. The 39 joint measures adopted by the initiative are also an inspiration for other organisations with ambitions in the field of sustainability.
The Federal Council intends to increase energy efficiency in the federal administration and parastatal enterprises by 25% between 2006 and 2020. The participating actors are planning and coordinating some of their measures within the framework of the Confederation: exemplary in energy initiative.
Currently the actors are the Civil Federal Administration, the DDPS, Swiss Post, Genève Aéroport, SBB, Skyguide, Swisscom, and the ETH Domain, which spans ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, the Paul Scherrer Institute, the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) and the ETH Board.
The Confederation: exemplary in energy initiative plan has defined 39 joint measures in the three action areas buildings and renewable energy, mobility, and data centres and green IT. The following list gives a compact explanation of the measures and the relevant targets and indicators. You’ll find a full description of each measure on the “Confederation: exemplary in energy” website.