At a vibrant university like ETH Zurich, demand for space is constantly changing. The growing number of students and employees is one driver of spatial development. The changing spatial requirements for teaching and research in light of new technologies, research foci, and teaching formats also contribute to this need. These requirements shape ETH Zurich’s long-term real estate planning and its need for new buildings.
"We spend 87 percent of our lives in buildings. User-oriented and sustainable construction and operations of buildings can actively promote health, work performance, and job satisfaction. Developing the campus infrastructure on the basis of sustainability principles serves ETH Zurich in the long term and helps us avoid unwanted legacies", Dominik Brem says, responsible for sustainability and scientific concepts at ETH Zurich’s Public Real Estate Management
Reducing the footprint of buildings
ETH Zurich has gone to great lengths to optimize the environmental efficiency of its buildings and aims to meet the certification of MINERGIE®-ECO for all new buildings and MINERGIE ® certification for renovations.