Sustainable Built Environment  
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Sustainable Built Environment

The quality of the built environment is a key factor for a truly sustainable society. This includes high-quality and affordable living and working space, networks for transportation of people and goods and a reliable distribution of energy, water and information. Research is carried out at different levels starting from the development of new materials to the design of advanced systems and their integration into buildings and structures. Finally, we also look at entire cities and their interaction with the environment. Key issues at all levels are the minimization of the environmental footprint and the enhancement of comfort and safety offered by the built environment to its users. Technology transfer to industry is fostered by large-scale demonstration projects.

Contact

Dr. Peter Richner

Phone: +41 58 765 4140

E-mail: peter.richner@empa.ch

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