This semester, the student teams will work on five challenges related to different aspects of sustainability:

1. Raising awareness for accelerating the replacement of fossil-fueled heating

The City of Zurich redefined their climate targets to net-zero direct emissions on City territory by 2040. A key aspect in meeting this goal is the replacement of all fossil-fuelled heating systems throughout the city. In order to accelerate the replacement of fossil fuel-based heating systems in the city, new and innovative additional measures are required for public outreach and raising awareness among stakeholders. As part of a rootlinks student-team you will be tasked with analyzing this complex system and designing innovative approaches to reach relevant stakeholders and raise awareness for replacing fossil-fuelled heating systems more effectively.

Challenge Partner: City of Zurich