The Energy WG focuses on the universities energy needs, the actions for their reduction and the satisfaction with renewable energy, respecting the standards of comfort and services provided. It collects data, defines metrics and builds informative and methodological bases. It supports the action of Energy Managers in universities. It collects and disseminates good practices for energy management in the Public Administration. It promotes energy sustainability in the university communities and within the territory.


Bettoni Laura

Università degli Studi di Brescia

Raugi Marco

Università di Pisa
Operational contact

Lucherini Lucia

Università di Pisa

View the full composition of the Working Group here


The sub-working groups active in the Energy WG are:

  1. Air conditioning systems: health and wellness - coordinate by prof. Francesca Romana d'Ambrosio - Università degli Studi di Salerno - Mission (Italian only)
  2. CRUI-RUS-GSE Agreement Support - coordinate by prof. Gianluca Ruggieri - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria 
  3. CER - Renewable Energy Communities - co-coordinated by Alberto Fichera of the University of Catania and Filippo Bovera of the Politecnico di Milano - Mission (Italian only)
  4. Energy Manager - Communication - Training - co-coordinated by Francesca Cioffi of the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Luca Migliari of the University of Cagliari and Domenico Panno of the University of Palermo - Mission (Italian only)


Monday 22 April 2024
Talks at Politecnico di Torino on climate change topics and best practices for participation of young citizens in the energy transition
Monday 13 May 2024
As part of the Festival of Sustainable Development 2024, the seminar of the Università degli Studi di Pavia

WG activities

Published the Green Paper of the RUS Energy Working Group

Online the GREEN PAPER Sustainable Energy Management of the RUS Energy Working Group (italian only)

Best practices for energy conservation and wellness in universities

On Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Florence - Aula Strozzi Via La Pira, 4, the RUS Energy Working Group meets in an open session titled "Good Practices for Energy Savings and Well-Being in Universities"

Il Sustainable Energy Manager - A new approach to energy management in Italian universities

July 12, 2022, day dedicated to the figure of the energy manager at the Politecnico di Torino, at the Sala "Emma Strada" in Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24

Insight materials