Oct 23 – 25, 2013
Europe/Zurich timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.


CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) will host from 23-25 October 2013, in collaboration with ERF (The European Association of National Research Facilities) and ESS (The European Spallation Source), the 2nd Workshop on Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures.

Volatile energy costs, a tight budget climate and increasing environmental concerns are all inciting large-scale research facilities across the globe to develop mid- and long-term strategies aimed at achieving for the future a reliable, affordable and sustainable energy supply that is carbon neutral.
The workshop will bring together international experts on energy and representatives from laboratories and future projects all over the world in order to identify the challenges and best practice in respect of energy efficiency and optimization, solutions and implementation as well as to review the challenges represented by potential future technical solutions and the tools for effective collaboration.
The first Workshop was held at Lund, Sweden, 13-14 October 2011.

Main themes
  • Campus and building management
  • Co-generation
  • Computing energy management
  • Energy efficiency of the facilities
  • Energy management, quality, storage
  • Energy management technologies developed in Research Facilities
  • Waste heat recovery