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Saving resources with modern forms of work

At the annual event on 4 July 2018 the ten actors of the Confederation: exemplary in energy initiative presented their measures of the past year. In 2017, the actors increased their energy efficiency by an average of 0.6 percentage points to 27.6% compared to the previous year.

For more information, see the 2017 annual report.

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In-house awareness-raising as a key issue

Pius Breu, Head of the Personnel Policy Projects and Diversity division at the Federal Office of Personnel FOPER, describes in an interview what the Federal Administration expects to achieve in terms of energy from mobile, flexible forms of work.

What's it about?


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.

The action plan of the Confederation: exemplary in energy initiative comprises 39 joint measures in three action areas plus a series of specific measures determined by each actor individually.

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Buildings and renewable energy
Measures for energy-efficient new and converted buildings, electric power and heat from renewable energy, green power and further measures.

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Measures to encourage use of public transport, promotion of mobile-flexible forms of work, charging stations for electric vehicles and further measures.

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Data centres and green IT
Highly energy-efficient data centres, waste heat recovery, re-use of appliances and other measures.

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Specific measures
Alternatively powered Postbuses, optimised railway point heating systems, continuous descent approach at Geneva Airport,
fresh air cooling in telephone exchanges, low-rolling-resistance tyres, photovoltaic installations and further measures.

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