The foto shows the building NEST Empa/3D3W.

Media event at the Empa in Dübendorf

The Confederation – exemplary in energy group provided information on the stakeholders‘ progress at a media event held on 29 June 2016. The Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), which is part of the ETH Domain, also provided information on energy research in the building and mobility fields and presented the NEST building laboratory and the move research platform (photo NEST Empa/3D3W).

For more information, see the 2015 annual report.

The photo shows a drone equipped with measuring instruments.

The Confederation: exemplary in energy in practice

Skyguide is breaking new ground in the maintenance of its instrument-landing systems: by using a drone equipped with measuring instruments, the number of calibration flights is to be reduced by one third by 2020 and by 60% as from 2023. CO2 emissions, energy consumption and noise pollution will be significantly cut.

Read the action plans of Skyguide and the other actors.

Action areas


The image shows the new building of the Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication in Zollikofen.

Action area Buildings and renewable energy

The action area buildings and renewable energy is concerned with energy efficiency in new and converted buildings, procurement of green power and hydroelectricity and the creation of ecofunds.

The image shows a Swiss Post delivery van; its natural gas consumption is 100% set off with biogas certificates.

Action area mobility

The action area mobility is concerned with efficient vehicles such as Swiss Post’s gas-powered vehicles, encouraging home offices and Eco-Drive training courses for frequent car users.

The image shows the Swisscom Data Center inaugurated in autumn 2014 in Bern Wankdorf.

Action area Data centers and Green IT

The action area Data centers and Green IT is concerned with energy efficiency when purchasing IT infrastructure, efficient planning and operation of data centers, promoting waste heat recovery and energy-efficient printing solutions.

The image shows Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard with CEOs from parastate enterprises.

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The Confederation: exemplary in energy is looking for further actors in the parastate sector and for interested public and private organizations or companies wanting to improve their energy efficiency.