Faculty Advisor

DiMassa, Daniel

Faculty Advisor

Fisler, Kathryn

Project Center

Zurich, Switzerland


As part of the COST Action Plan, ZHAW has presented a goal of achieving a Smart Energy Region in the Canton of Zürich by the year 2050. This target is defined with milestones across 18 areas such as energy efficiency, quality of life, and renewable technologies. This report assesses those goals and develops a roadmap for the canton to achieve some of them, while recommending that other goals be re-evaluated for plausibility. The roadmap is made up of a series of recommendations that could be used by the cantonal government to reach these targets. Additionally, this report provides analyses of each of the 18 relevant areas as well as other roadmaps that have been developed in other cities, providing a strong research base for future work by ZHAW on the Smart Energy Region Project.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Computer Science