Access to the digital world takes energy. UPC is convinced that both operation of its network and company growth can take place sustainably. To underscore this goal, we have made a target agreement commitment to the Federation to continuously improve our energy efficiency through concrete measures.
Sustainability is part of our DNA: Liberty Global, the parent company of UPC, is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and thus ranks as one of the most sustainable communications companies worldwide.
Use of resources
at our locations
Our locations are geared for resource-saving building operation and are equipped for modern energy management. The rented headquarters of Sunrise UPC, Ambassador House in Glattpark (Opfikon), was awarded the platinum level of the sustainability label LEED and thus meets the highest sustainability standards:
• Renewable heating with heat pumps and waste heat utilization from the nearby SBB converting station
• On-site photovoltaic installation
• Conservation of water through collection of rain water and water-conserving fittings
• Intelligent light control lowers electricity use and night-time light pollution
• Environmentally friendly mobility with a good connection to public transport, bike parking racks and charging stations for electric vehicles
The office building in Wallisellen is also extremely energy efficient, thanks to the Minergie standard. The building adheres to the strict guidelines of the 2000-watt society, for example by using geothermal energy for cooling and heating. Since summer 2019, single-use articles such as coffee cups have been banished at most of our locations. This allows us to save more than 2 tons of waste per year in Wallisellen alone.
Solar energy production
Since summer 2010, we have been producing our own solar power at the headend in Monte Carasso. The system generates around 11,000 kWh of electricity annually.