Biodiversity and Buildings — Guidance On The Integration Of Biodiversity, Rainfall Attenuation Features In Buildings

A consortium of three companies — EPG Ltd, Ecology Consultancy Ltd, and, in association with Blackdown Horticultural Consultants — is undertaking the above project on behalf of CIRIA.

The overall aim of this project is to develop easy-to-use guidance to inform practitioners and relevant stakeholders of the technical, structural and planning issues that need to be addressed when integrating biodiversity, rainfall attenuation and thermal efficiency features in buildings. The focus of the project will be on the whole life design, implementation and operation of green roofs and walls, the integration of storm water attenuation and thermal efficiency features within such structures, and the incorporation of other biodiversity features in buildings.

As part of the work they are consulting with an extensive range of practitioners from a variety of disciplines to identify key areas of concern, barriers to implementation, gaps in current guidance and potential case studies.

A questionnaire is an important part of this consultation process — the online questionnaire is on the CIRIA website and has a deadline of April 14th.

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