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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!

CORPORATE

20/05/2014

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CORPORATE

19/05/2014

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SPEAG at the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB

Teams of Zurich MedTech, SPEAG, and the IT’IS Foundation participated in the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB held May 10 – 16 in Milan, Italy. 

 
SIMULATION

09/05/2014

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Sim4Life Workshop @ ISMRM 2014

ZMT and SPEAG will launch the revolutionary new simulation platform Sim4Life at the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2014 in Milan, Italy. ZMT is sponsoring the ISMRM opening reception, presenting live demos at Booth #532, and organizing a dedicated workshop. 

 
MEASUREMENT

08/05/2014

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info@speag.swiss

 

DASY52.8.8 and SEMCAD X V14.6.10 Software Release

SPEAG is pleased to announce the release of DASY52.8.8 (1222) and SEMCAD-X V14.6.10 (7331). 

 
CORPORATE

02/05/2014

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SPEAG and ZMT Zurich MedTech Ran a Successful Sim4Life Training for Distributors

SPEAG and ZMT organized a training session at their Zurich headquarters to prepare distributors for the upcoming launch of Sim4Life, the first commercial multiphysics, multiscale simulation platform for computational biomedical and life sciences applications in complex anatomies.

 
SIMULATION

22/04/2014

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semx-support@speag.swiss

 

ZMT Zurich MedTech presentation in the ISMRM Product Theater

ZMT Zurich MedTech will exhibit at the ISMRM conference (booth #532) and will participate in the ISMRM Product Theater (booth #444)

 
MEASUREMENT

10/04/2014

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info@speag.swiss

 

DAKS – Dielectric Measurements Made Easier

SPEAG is delighted to announce the release of an improved version of the Dielectric Assessment Kit System (DAKS). With a longer probe and a dedicated trigger button, the new DAKS makes dielectric measurements easier than ever.

 
MEASUREMENT

26/02/2014

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SAM-Mask 6 degrees V2

SPEAG Launches New and Improved SAM-MASK 6 DEGREES V2

 

 

 
SIMULATION

29/01/2014

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SEMCAD X Matterhorn

 SPEAG and ZMT recently released the internal beta version of SEMCAD X Matterhorn to an enthusiastic reception from our partners.

 

 
CORPORATE

15/01/2014

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IT'IS/Speag/ZMT Retreat in Bergün on Winning and Failing Strategies and Mindsets

Twenty-two IT'IS, Speag, and ZMT co-workers retreated for two days, 13 – 14 January 2014, to the Kurhaus Bergün, a grand old Jugendstil-era hotel in the Albula region of canton Graubünden. Their mission: to learn about the strategies and mindsets that impact workplace productivity and success, as well as winning and failing strategies and mindsets implemented by leaders, empires, and industries.

 
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