EPFL in Neuchâtel
EPFL's researchers are located in the eponymous building of the Microcity pole of innovation. They benefit from the proximity of other research institutions and high-tech manufacturing societies active in micro- and nano-technologies and advanced manufacturing.
Turning buildings into energy producers
EPFL has become the coordinator of Be-Smart, an EU research project that aims to step up the deployment of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and cut their costs by 75% between now and 2030. The project was launched in response to EU regulations that require new buildings to be nearly zero-energy by 2020.