Day 13: A farewell

The forest sector’s contribution to sustainability of the built environment in Alpine Europe

Destination: Zurich & Luzern, Switzerland

Oh…multiple feelings happened today…from happiness to sadness. That day was our official end of our course.

VISITING NEST, A RESEARCH AGENCY

“NEST accelerates the process of innovation in the building sector. In this modular research and innovation building of Empa and Eawag, new technologies, materials and systems are tested, researched, honed and validated in realistic conditions. The close cooperation with partners from research, industry and the public sector helps launch innovative building and energy technologies on the market faster.”

(https://www.empa.ch/web/nest)

VISITING ETH ZURICH CAMPUS

From NEST, we moved to visit ETH Zurich campus.

ETH has a wooden building that they use as living lab.

From example, the experiment on coatings with these wood panels.


A WOODEN BRIDGE IN LUCERN

Later that day, we made our way to Lucern, about 45 minutes from Zurich.

We visited the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe and the world’s…

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