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25/06/2020
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Z43 Goes Carbon Dioxide-Free

As part of our effort to help create a sustainable and healthier future, energy at Z43 is now 100% renewable, which will lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 60,000 m3 per year – corresponding to about twenty times the CO2 footprint of the average Swiss.

For the past 20 years, we have produced the heating energy for the Z43 headquarters in Zurich – home to the IT’IS Foundation, Schmid & Partner Engineering AG, and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG – as well as supplied adjacent residential buildings with more than 79 apartments with natural gas. Our labs, on the other hand, were cooled via a small heat pump powered by electricity. Though gas is “cleaner” than oil or coal, we strongly felt that it was time to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources of power in order to run our work lives more sustainably.

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So we finally got rid of the gas burners in our basement and invested heavily in a new energy system. The newly installed 500 kW heat pump now heats and cools the various buildings by exchanging heat with the groundwater stream that runs 30 m below our premises. In addition, because our labs and servers produce more heating energy than we can use during the summer, we replaced the warm-water panels on the roof with photovoltaic cells to generate our electric power. We also took care to only subscribe to companies that exclusively generate electricity by hydro, wind, and solar power. This complements our internal policy that Z43 staff should only commute by car to work in exceptional circumstances (e.g., it was appropriate to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic).

We are proud that we have started to generate our own energy and have become largely CO2-free at Z43.

Curious how it looks? Check out our CO2-free energy production by clicking on the leaf:

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The leaf can also be found in the header of any of our webpages: IT’IS Foundation, SPEAG, ZMT, and Zurich43.

Z43 – Think Renewable!

Sim4Life

27/11/2018

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info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life New Release V4.4

Particular highlights of our Sim4Life V4.4 release include the integration of the new ViP phantom Yoon-sun V4.0 as well as the first robust "Maximum Exposure" algorithm for determining the largest power density of any size of antenna array on arbitrary surfaces.

 
Sim4Life

09/11/2018

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info@zmt.swiss

 

Lots of Interest in Sim4Life Workshop @ Neuroscience 2018

On November 5, 2018, about 60 neuroscientists and representatives of the medical device industry convened at the Sim4Life Workshop at Neuroscience 2018 in San Diego, USA. Distinguished speakers shared their experience and their vision on how the Sim4Life platform can be employed to master a myriad of challenges in bioelectronic medicine.

 

 
Sim4Life

05/11/2018

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s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life is Ready for Yoon-sun V4.0

Yoon-sun V4.0 is the first neuro-functionalized computational anatomical model to support novel applications in neurostimulation and exposure/ device safety assessment.

 
Sim4Life

23/10/2018

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s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

o2S2PARC Project Continues Full-Speed into Its Second Year

The IT’IS o2S2PARC team has been awarded a second year of funding by the U.S. National Institutes of Health! In year 2, the focus will be on usability, simulators, and onboarding of first users.

 
Sim4Life

16/10/2018

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s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Sim4Life Workshop at Neuroscience 2018: Agenda & Registration

With Neuroscience 2018, the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, in San Diego, USA, only being a few weeks away, we are excited to announce that we will hold our second SfN Sim4Life Workshop on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm.

 

 
Sim4Life

05/10/2018

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s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life Workshop at Neuroscience 2018

With Neuroscience 2018, the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, in San Diego, USA, only being a few weeks away, we are excited to announce that we will hold our second SfN Sim4Life Workshop on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

 

 
Sim4Life

27/09/2018

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info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life V4.2 Release

The Sim4Life Team is pleased to announce the release of Sim4Life V4.2, an updated version of Sim4Life V4.0.1.

 
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