In its Environmental master plan, EPFL has committed to a 30% reduction of CO2 emissions related to energy consumption by 2020, and up to 50% by 2035 (reference year 2012)
The CO2 balance of the campus is based on an analysis made by Quantis, an EPFL spin-off. It includes scopes 1, 2 and 3 as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. It reveals the importance of mobility (64% of global emissions), in terms of commuting (88% caused by cars) and in terms of business trips (94% caused by planes).
Itinerary optimisation by routeRANK
Professional routeRANK for EPFL is a travel search engine that addresses the entire route by integrating public transport, road and air connections. It compares their efficiency in terms of costs, travel time, CO2 emissions and work time during the journey.
Vidéoconferencing and workhubs
A workhub in EPFL Microcity (Neuchâtel) with 3 workplaces and conference rooms in Ecublens:
- Managed by the SAVE (work meeting, thesis defense, exam)
- Managed by the VPSI (job interview, work meeting, external call, thesis defense)
Telecommuting “may be done insofar as the nature of the tasks allows it and subject to special authorisation from the superior.” (Rules and Regulations concerning Working Time Management, RGT)
Mobility carsharing for professional travels
Since 2004, vehicles from Mobility are available to all staff members and associations. They can use it for trips under 150km or under 12 hours.