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 light: Explore the World of Complex Physiological Modelling and Simulations – for Free!

ZMT announces the release of Sim4Life light, a new edition specifically designed for students who can now use our cutting-edge computational life science platform for their research at no cost.





New Computational Phantom Yoon-sun: Important ViP Extension in Unmatched Segmentation Quality

The first non-European computational anatomical model and member of the Virtual Population (ViP), Yoon-sun cV3.1, has been released. The new phantom includes detailed organs, vessel trees, and peripheral nerves.





ZMT Changes Domain Name to dot(.)swiss!

Another important milestone in Z43 history: ZMT is proud to announce the introduction of our brand-new domain name!





Zurich 43 Hosts Meeting of NEUROMAN Project Partners

Zurich 43 was the site of a meeting of the NEUROMAN project partners on Tuesday, July 10.





Niels Kuster and Habib Bousleiman Present at IoT Symposium Co-Organized by the AUDEN Group and the IEEE EMC Chapter

ZMT's President of the Board Niels Kuster presented keynote lectures on “EM Evaluation and Optimization of IoT Systems: Standards, Software and Instrumentations” and “Workflow for Demonstration of Compliance of Transmitters Operating above 10 GHz” at a symposium on IoT co-organized by the AUDEN Group and the IEEE EMC Chapter in Taipei on July 4, 2018. Habib Bousleiman, ZMT's Head of MRI Applications, also presented two talks on “Novel Tools for Electroceuticals” and “New Potential for Hyperthermia: The European Perspective".





Successful ISMRM 2018 Sim4Life User Workshop

On June 20, 2018, ZMT welcomed about 100 medical implant manufacturers, MRI vendors, and key opinion leaders from academia and governmental agencies at the annual ISMRM Sim4Life User Workshop 2018 in Paris, France. The workshop provided a closer look into how industry and research envision the future of in silica MRI and how advanced numerical modeling will help to master new challenges. 





ZMT Hosts EUROSTARS RESTORE Project Workshop

ZMT hosted the second workshop of the EUROSTARS project RESTORE, which featured updates from the project partners followed by discussions of the next steps and priorities.

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