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Vélopass bike sharing station in Lugano

IUCN promotes pedal power

A new public bike rental system – the biggest of its kind in Switzerland – opens today, 15 June, in the Swiss canton of Vaud, thanks to a public-private partnership involving IUCN. …  

15 Jun 2011 | News story

IUCN's new conservation centre

Swiss Solar Energy Prize 2010

The 2010 Swiss Solar Energy Prize has been awarded to the ground-breaking solar energy system created by Romande Energie and mounted on the recently inaugurated offices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).   …   | French

03 Sep 2010 | International news release

IUCN Conservation Centre

Walking the talk - IUCN opens one of Europe’s greenest office buildings

Gland, Switzerland, 4 June 2010 (IUCN) – IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, inaugurates its new Conservation Centre today, setting a benchmark for sustainable office construction. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2010 | International news release

IUCN's Global Conservation Centre model

Europe's greenest office building nearing completion

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. …  

04 Jan 2010 | Audio

IUCN Conservation Centre

Europe’s greenest building takes shape

An update on IUCN’s Global Conservation Centre
According to a United Nations Environment Programme report, 30-40% of all primary energy is used in buildings. Buildings account for a significant amount of gas emissions: up to 40% of global emissions according to a recent study. Over the next 25 years, emissions from buildings are expected to increase faster than in any other sector. …  

25 Mar 2009 | News story

Green Construction for Sustainable Living

Green Construction for Sustainable Living

 Watch the entire Sustainability Dialogue. …  

09 Oct 2008 | Video

Sustainability Dialogue "Green Construction for Sustainable Living"

Go green through energy efficient buildings

Buildings are responsible for at least 40 percent of energy use in developing countries. As the construction industry booms, the figure is rising fast. Leading global companies have teamed up to act now because buildings can make a major contribution to tackle climate change and energy use. …  

08 Oct 2008 | News story

New IUCN headquarters

Coming soon to Gland: A green building that doesn’t cost the Earth

IUCN is transforming its current headquarters into a Conservation Centre which will set a benchmark in sustainable construction. …   | Chinese

17 Jun 2008 | News story

Dr Hans Friederich, Strategic Partnerships, tells more about the IUCN-Kinnarps Agreement

IUCN's Hans Friederich explains the IUCN and Kinnarps Agreement

Kinnarps, Europe’s premier manufacturer of eco-friendly office furnishings has signed an agreement with IUCN to become a “Preferred Partner” for IUCN’s New Conservation Centre. Hans Friederich, head of IUCN's Stragic Partnerships, explains more about the agreement, the partners and the New Conservation Centre. 

17 Apr 2008 | Audio

IUCN's New Conservation Centre: a state-of-the-art complex

IUCN and Kinnarps Sign Preferred Partner Agreement

Kinnarps, Europe’s premier manufacturer of eco-friendly office furnishings has signed an agreement with IUCN to become a “Preferred Partner” for IUCN’s New Conservation Centre. By choosing Kinnarps, a family business with a long-standing environmental protection tradition, IUCN is setting a benchmark for sustainable office solutions. …  

17 Apr 2008 | News story

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