Grey Energy


Securing energy supplies will increasingly be a hot topic in the coming years. However, the subject of ‘Grey Energy‘, i.e. the indirect use of energy of a product until its purchase, is receiving far too little attention.

Swiss Youth in Science, Academia Engelberg Foundation and Siemens conducted a workshop on this topic in the ‘Herrenhaus‘ in Grafenort on November 18, 2009.

Members of Swiss Youth in Science and experts examined and analyzed various aspects related to a possible ‘Grey Energy‘ label.

Project details (only available in German)

Donators and Partners

The ETH Board is responsible for the strategic leadership of the ETH domain and assumes the supervision of its institutions. Its close relationship with the ETH Council has contributed to the successful continuation of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2000.

The Foundation promotes research into the connecting human fundamentals of science. Academia Engelberg Foundation and the Foundation for Basic Research in Human Sciences have entered into a cooperation agreement for the period 2011 to 2015.

Helvetia is a quality-oriented comprehensive insurance company with over 150 years of experience. Academia Engelberg Foundation is convinced it will be able to use important synergies from the partnership starting in 2015.

A partnership with the University of Lucerne has existed since summer 2013. Since 2016 we have also a parthership with the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Lucerne. Through these partnerships, synergies are used and joint projects are tested and realized. The University of Lucerne currently consists of three faculties: the faculties for Theology, Culture and Social Sciences, and Law.