Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Schaufeld, Jerome

Project Center

Zurich, Switzerland


The Zurich University of Applied Sciences is evaluating decision making factors for green renovations in Boston and Zurich. Commercial property owners in both cities face the decision between refurbishing or demolishing (and reconstructing) existing buildings in order to improve energy efficiency. Using interviews with stakeholders in the sector, we evaluated opportunities for the promotion of growth and collaboration in the green renovation industries of Zurich and Boston. From our analysis, we concluded that both cities have impressive strengths in the sector but there is room for collaboration and mutual growth. We recommend that each city evaluate innovative approaches being used in Zurich, Boston, and elsewhere to promote energy efficiency in buildings.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department