CERN hosts Energy for sustainable science workshop

Visit the industrial exhibition and watch the webcast of today’s workshop on energy management in research infrastructures


Today marks the start of a workshop at CERN on energy for sustainable science at research infrastructures. Visit the industrial exhibition in the Pas perdus, first floor of CERN’s main building, and watch today’s talks via webcast from 2pm.

This three-day workshop focuses on energy management strategies at research infrastructures worldwide, including KEK in Japan, Fermilab and Brookhaven National Laboratory in the US, DESY, PSI and GSI in Germany and ESS in Sweden. It follows on from the first edition of the workshop held at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden in 2011.

Energy experts from public and private sectors are showcasing ways to recuperate waste heat, efficiently cool data centres and use green technologies and civil engineering solutions for sustainable campuses. CERN energy coordinator, Helfried Burckhart, is presenting the Laboratory’s energy management plan.

Today’s webcast talks begin with welcome speeches from the organisers (CERN, ERF and ESS) followed by plenary talks ranging from the energy policies of IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, and the European Commission, to energy management in Japan, to European innovation, smart systems and efficient data centres.

Watch the webcast at 2pm CET