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25/06/2020
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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!

MEASUREMENT

05/12/2017

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Communication Systems Update

Updated communication system summary for usage with DASY6 and cSAR3D.

 

 
CORPORATE

13/11/2017

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Future Photonics Engineers! Z43 Future Day 2017

On Thursday, November 9, nine preteens participated in the 2017 edition of Swiss National Future Day at Z43 to assemble their own photo-active circuits and build light-sensitive robots.

 
MEASUREMENT

06/11/2017

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Updates from IEC TC 106 Meetings and TCB Council Workshop

At the recent IEC TC 106 meetings in Melbourne and the TCB Council Workshop in Baltimore, major milestones towards the regulatory and standards acceptance of EM exposure assessment of emerging wireless devices were presented.

 
CORPORATE

31/10/2017

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Annual SPEAG / ZMT Hardware and Software Workshop in South Korea: A Great Success!

SPEAG and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG (ZMT) held their annual South Korea Hardware and Software Workshop at the Gachon Convention Center in Sungnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea on 27 October 2017. Approximately 180 engineers and scientists from leading companies, universities, and government institutions of South Korea attended the event, which, as always, was a great success.

 
MEASUREMENT

31/10/2017

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cSAR3D: The Only Vector SAR System to Fully Meet the Demanding Requirements of IEC 62209-3

Recent tests from independent laboratories have shown that cSAR3D meets the stringent requirements of draft IEC 62209-3. All evaluated cSAR3D systems pass the validation protocol.

 
MEASUREMENT

24/10/2017

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The first FCC-type certification of a 60 GHz WiGig module granted on the basis of assessment with SPEAG’s unique 5G test system

The FCC has recently granted the first RF exposure type approval for a WiGig embedded wireless communication module. Compliance with FCC limits was demonstrated with SPEAG’s 5G solution.

 
MEASUREMENT

17/10/2017

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System Check and Validation Sources for 5G Now Available from 10 – 110 GHz

Last milestone in instrumentation for smooth 5G certification achieved.

 
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11/10/2017

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SPEAG Sponsors Awards at 2nd International Workshop on Photonics Applied to Electromagnetic Measurements (PEM2017)

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) sponsored the awards at the 2nd International Workshop on Photonics Applied to Electromagnetic Measurements (PEM2017), hosted by the IT'IS Foundation and held at the Volkshaus in Zurich, Switzerland on October 5 – 6, 2017. The PEM workshops are devoted to the research, development, and application of photonics in electromagnetic measurements and closely related fields, such as fiber-optic signal transmission, photonic signal processing, display integrated antennas, and photonic device technology.

 
MEASUREMENT

26/09/2017

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Release of ICEy-mmW Module V1.0

SPEAG is proud to announce the ICEy-mmW Module Release V1.0, featuring highly automated, contactless testing of power density compliance of 5G and WiGig devices with micrometer precision.

 
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22/09/2017

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SPEAG and ZMT Workshop in South Korea on 27 October 2017

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG (ZMT) are pleased to announce their annual hardware and software workshop, to be held in Seoul, South Korea, on 27 October 2017. Our in-house experts, together with our partners from Dymstec, will demonstrate SPEAG's and ZMT's latest innovations and product updates and provide information about standards trends and our roadmap for addressing emerging industry needs.

 
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