API magazine
October 1, 2020

Beginning in 2025, Geneva Airport (GVA) in Switzerland will cool and heat its buildings with water from Lake Geneva.

This innovative scheme is a result of GVA signing a deal regarding its connection to the eco-friendly thermal network, GeniLac, provided by Services Industriels de Genève (SIG). Marking the airport’s commitment to abandoning the use of fossil fuels to heat and cool all airport buildings by 2025, the partnership will enable Geneva Airport to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and help the Canton in working towards the energy transition. The airport has committed to fuelling its entire infrastructure with 100% renewable energy by 2025, and it is committed to being fuelled by SIG’s eco-friendly thermal network for the next 30 years. The airport will invest some CHF 80 million in networks and thermal power stations to support GeniLac, and from 2023, it will progressively be able to heat and cool its buildings using a sustainable and renewable source - Lake water.