NEST – A Showcase for Sustainable Construction and Building Technologies (nest.empa.ch) NEST - a flagship project of Empa and Eawag, in collaboration with the ETH Domain - is a dynamic, modular research and demonstration platform for advanced and innovative building technologies in the heart of the Empa-Eawag campus in Dübendorf, Switzerland, due to be completed in 2015. As a “future living and working lab”, NEST consists of a central backbone and a basic grid to accommodate exchangeable living and office modules, allowing novel materials and components and innovative systems to be tested, demonstrated and optimized under real-world conditions.