Energy Efficiency

Today's society and industry are high-tech with an increasing need for energy. If this trend continues this will cause shortages in the energy supply in the short or long term. The federal government's Energy Strategy 2050 therefore intends to substantially reduce energy use in Switzerland.

For the industrial sector this means mandatory agreement on objectives should be expected. Particularly industrial processes in the commercial sector and the related systems require large amounts of heat and electricity. Improving energy efficiency is therefore the ideal method to permanently reduce power demand whilst reducing costs.

Core Area

With respect to energy efficiency, the Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE) therefore focuses on optimising and innovating industrial processes. In order to fully utilise the existing potentials IEFE, in close collaboration with its industry partners, seeks to find solutions which allow maximum utilisation of the required energy and minimising loss. For this purpose IEFE develops methods for assessing energy use when operating industrial plants and for optimising thermal and electric energy efficiency of industrial production methods and plants.

 

 

Energy Efficiency: Reducing energy use of industrial processes and plants

Focus

  • Increasing the efficiency of industrial and building technology systems, components and processes
  • Metrological analyses and modelling
  • Optimising operations and systems
  • Model-Based Process Optimisation
  • Flow optimisation
  • Design optimisation
  • Consultancy

Information about energy efficiency

SFOE - Swiss Federal Office of Energy

BRENET

SVK - Swiss Association for Refrigeration Technology

ECEEE - European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

BINE - Energy Research for Application

Technical Units for Energy Efficiency