What makes the Anergy Grid a flagship project for sustainable energy supply are its intelligently connected heat sources and its size: the system currently consists of three underground storages and five centres that provide for heating and cooling in 14 buildings. Three other underground storages and one additional centre are being planned so that nearly all new and renovated buildings can eventually be connected to the Anergy Grid. Monitoring operations on an ongoing basis allows experience gained in the process to be applied directly to optimizing and further developing the Hönggerberg campus.
“The Hönggerberg campus and its ongoing development are very important for ETH Zurich’s future,” says Ulrich Weidmann, ETH Vice President Human Resources and Infrastructure. “The Anergy Grid is helping us to realise our concept of sustainable campus and university development, because it allows us to operate this location in an energy-efficient manner.”
Watt d’Or provides a motivational boost
Today, the Federal Office of Energy recognised the Anergy Grid at the Hönggerberg campus with the Watt d’Or 2020 award in the category of “Buildings and space”. The Watt d’Or honours outstanding achievements in the area of energy, with the aim of motivating businesses, policy makers and the public at large to discover the advantages of innovative projects and energy technologies for themselves.