WP1: Implementation of Industrial Energy Efficiency


  • Increase the implementation of novel and existing energy efficiency measures in industry by 25-30% compared to today’s energy savings per year due to the EEM implemented
  • Identify and quantify energy efficiency and CO2 mitigation potentials of electrical and thermal energy use as well as their drivers and barriers
  • Develop strategies to both overcome the barriers and facilitate the drivers.

Innovation potential

While the Energy Strategy 2050 sets the energy goals to be achieved by the Swiss industry, no implementation plan towards these objectives is available. WP1 will develop comprehensive information, methodologies and best practices on the technology, company, and national level that facilitate most effectively the implementation of current and future energy efficiency measures:

  • New datasets for the cost effectiveness of energy efficiency technologies and processes will be created and linked to existing scenario modelling methods at the national level (Energy Scope).
  • New methods for the design and assessment of systems comprising both elements will be developed and will open a new dimension in the energy reduction potential of the Swiss industry as an ecosystem, as well as at a higher level, considering the potential for district heating demand coverage with waste heat.
  • A new tool and best practices will be developed to identify, quantify and monetize relevant multiple benefits that support companies’ strategies by considering the peculiarities of Swiss industries.


The research activities within this work package are structured into four modules:

  1. Technology evaluation module
  2. Integration module at company/site level
  3. Facilitation module at company/site level
  4. Scale-up module at national level

Research Partners

    Hochschule Luzern, Competence Center Thermal Energy Systems & Process Engineering

    University of Geneva, Chair for Energy Efficiency

    EPFL, Industrial Process and Energy Systems Engineering