Philippe Vollichard

Biography & work in progress Mission Coordinates, supports and develops all initiatives capable of improving the economic, environmental and social performance of the EPFL campus, in the dual infrastructural and academic dimension specific to a university. Biography As a forest engineer by training (ETH Zurich/1980), my entire private and professional career is steeped in sustainability issues. The first half of my career has been entirely devoted to the promotion of Swiss forests and wood, in a versatile activity as coordinator, facilitator and communicator for the indigenous wood sector. After an honourable resignation, I reoriented my career at EPFL by holding several directorships, but remaining very involved in the environmental management of the campus. In 2008, I was able to join the Vice Presidency of Planning and Logistics, to assume the coordination of sustainable development at EPFL, a task that fascinates me and brings me back to my deep aspirations. Professional background Independent Forestry Engineer, 1980-1984 LIGNUM; Head of French-speaking Switzerland, 1984-1990 CEDOTEC - Director, 1990-1994 EPFL, Euro-Guichet (CAST), 1995-2000 Assistant to the Vice-President, Planning and Logistics, 2000-2001 Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology STI, EPFL, 2001-2007 Deputy Vice President responsible and coordinator for sustainable development, Vice President, EPFL, 2008-present My EPFL actions Project manager of the solar park Romande Energie- EPFL Bike Share Project Manager Project Manager Mobility Plan EPFL-UNIL Automatic hectometric transport" project manager Member of COPIL Energy Master Plan Coordinator of VIVAPOLY, the School's annual celebration Awards 2009: 1st Award of Excellence from the International Sustainable Campuses Network (ISCN) 2009: Cyclophile company (Pro Velo) Translated with

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Making the campus of tomorrow

The EPFL-UNIL campus is today at the heart of an intense institutional reflection on its future masterplan. The ENAC week aims to carry out specific actions on the campus (feasible in one week) starting from a reflection on public space and soil in relati...