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!





Successful Sim4Life Showcase Seminar @ BMES 2017

ZMT has been one of the gold sponsors at this year's BMES Frontiers in Medical Devices conference from 16-18 May 2017 in Washington D.C., co-organized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The conference was well attended by representatives from industry, regulators, and academia who met to discuss the current state and the future of computational modeling in life sciences applications.





SPEAG & ZMT Workshops in China and Taiwan in June 2017

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG (ZMT) are pleased to announce their annual hardware & software workshops which will be held in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen (China), as well as Taipei (Taiwan) in June 2017. On a number of occasions, our in-house experts, together with our partners from the Auden Techno. Corp., will demonstrate SPEAG's and ZMT's latest innovations and product updates, and inform about standard trends and our roadmap going forward to address industry needs.





Sim4Life Showcase Seminar @ BMES 2017

Our BMES-FDA Sim4Life Technology Showcase Seminar with our in-house experts will be held on Tuesday, Mai 16, 2017 from 12:30 – 14:00 hrs.





Successful Sim4Life Seminar @ ISMRM 2017

Our ISMRM Sim4Life Seminar with distinguished invited speakers and our in-house experts was successfully held at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.





Sim4Life Technology Seminar @ BMES 2017

Our BMES FDA Sim4Life Technology Showcase Seminar with distinguished invited speakers and our in-house experts will be held on Tuesday, Mai 16, 2017 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm.





Sim4Life Workshop @ ISMRM 2017

Our ISMRM Sim4Life User Workshop with distinguished invited speakers and our in-house experts will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. We will focus on the latest trends in validated in silico MRI analysis and implant safety evaluations. If you are interested in participating please send us an email.





Zurich43 Retreat 2017 at Pilatus Kulm - Communication

Twenty-five Zurich43 associates and three IT'IS Foundation board members gathered in the historic Hotel Pilatus-Kulm high above Luzern 30 – 31 January 2016 for their annual retreat, this year on communication. The goal of the two-day retreat was to find ways to improve communication skills across various target groups, channels, and markets, both within Z43 and with the outside world.

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