A building, designed to show that a sustainable work environment is viable, comfortable and affordable, is almost finished. In just a couple of months, staff will start moving into IUCN's Global Conservation Centre in Gland, Switzerland, which houses the latest technologies in green building design.
From state of the art air ventilation systems to recycled water supplies, it should set the standard for environmental quality and innovation. Recycled materials have been used throughout and 85 percent or more of energy consumption will be produced from renewable sources, which include heat pumps and photovoltaic panels. Christian Laufenberg, adviser to IUCN's Director General and part of the building team, takes us on a tour of the site.