Heating and cooling plant and data centre in Ecublens

Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Key facts

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) is renewing the heating and cooling plant on its site in Ecublens (VD) and building a new data centre on its roof. This major, technically ambitious project is financed by two guarantee credits totalling CHF 73 million. The project is based on heat pumps that are fed exclusively with lake water. The combination of a heating and cooling plant together with a data centre will enable energy synergies to be exploited in the future.