Ramsar Headquarters Move to Sustainable Building

4 June 2010: The Ramsar Secretariat has informed that its headquarters were moved to a new IUCN sustainable office building – IUCN's new Conservation Centre, which was inaugurated on 4 June 2010.

The Centre's innovative features include: use of rainwater for toilets and irrigation; heat recuperation from refrigerators to produce hot water; a CHF one million solar parc from Romande Energie Renouvelable that also provides energy back to the Swiss electricity grid; energy efficient lighting; local and recycled building materials; geothermal heating; and a decentralized carbon dioxide controlled air supply system. [IUCN Press Release]