The Conservation Centre

Inaugurated in 2010, this state-of-the art complex sets a benchmark in sustainable construction. Certified for both LEED PLATINUM and MINERGIE-P-ECO certification, it incorporates a series of innovative such as the use of rainwater for toilets and irrigation; heat recuperation from refrigerators to produce hot water; a photovoltaic installation with 700 solar panels; energy efficient lighting; local and recycled building materials; geothermal heating and a decentralised carbon dioxide controlled air supply system.
The Conservation Centre also hosts other companies and organisations, such as WWF International, the Ramsar Convention, SUMAS Sustainability Management School and others.

Host your next meeting in the IUCN Conservation Centre

Ideally located half-way between Geneva and Lausanne, the IUCN Conservation Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8h00 to 17h00. It offers meeting rooms and other spaces which can be rented for conferences or special events.

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Conservation Centre highlights

Espace Rencontre Luc Hoffmann
An outdoor terrace, partially enclosed, for lunch and dinner.

Holcim Think tank

Holcim Think Tank
A large conference space located on the top floor with a view of the Alps. Capacity 150 with elevator access and kitchen facilities.

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Natural Garden
Visitors experience the natural beauty of local flora and fauna just outside our office door in the natural garden with didactic tours.

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Meeting Facilities
The Conservation Centre offers numerous meeting rooms which can be rented for conferences or special events.


IUCN thanks the Gland Commune, the Swiss Confederation and the Canton de Vaud for their continuous support.