EPFL Sustainability

One of EPFL Sustainability objectives is to adapt the campus to climate change, while controlling energy consumption, improving well-being and promoting biodiversity.

One of EPFL Sustainability objectives is to adapt the campus to climate change, while controlling energy consumption, improving well-being and promoting biodiversity.

A strong and integrated sustainability

EPFL has been applying stringent sustainability criteria to all its operations for decades and intends to pursue this effort even more vigorously in the future. Created 10 years ago, the EPFL Sustainability unit, attached to the VPRHO, is working on its strategic plan for the period 2018-2020. The main focus is on intensifying efforts within the framework of the environmental and social transition advocated by both international and national bodies (implementation of the Paris Agreements) while covering 5 strategic dimensions around the global governance, the academic, the research and innovation domains, the campus community and the operations.

Academic

More and more curricula and laboratories are integrating sustainability into their programs.

Community

A vibrant and active community for sustainability issues.

Concrete solutions by theme

Food

The emergence of vegetarian and vegan diets, as well as 0-waste eating.

Mobility

A Commuting Mobility Plan since 2015 and a Business Mobility Plan in preparation for 2019.

Energy

100% renewable energy for heating, cooling and electricity in 2021.

Biodiversity

Ever more biodiverse, aesthetic and user-friendly outdoor landscaping.

Waste

A recycling rate of 71% and the deployment of a new waste-collection system.

Purchasing

The integration of demanding sustainability criteria in calls for tenders.

Contact

EPFL Sustainability
BS 101 (BS Building)
Station 4
CH-1015 Lausanne