On 19th January 2022, UKGBC launched two climate resilience challenges in search of the best solutions to them in need of greater profiling and adoption. Solution submissions received underwent a competitive appraisal by our Member Judging Panel. Six exemplary solutions have now been selected to showcase at this event, with a UKGBC publication to follow that will highlight a wide range of solutions sourced that can help the built environment address the below challenges.

Challenge Statement One: How can communities and local authorities implement, maintain, and assess the impact of Nature-Based Solutions to enhance climate resilience?

  • HydroloGIS presented by Viridian Logic. A tool that identifies, ranks and prioritises the best interventions to maximise the provision of nature-based solutions to local problems.
  • Democratic Climate Model presented by Democratic Society. A model showing how democratic principles can lead cities to respond differently to climate change, including through the application of NBS.
  • NATURE Tool presented by WSP. A tool to help assess the impact of land-use and management changes on natural capital performance with the aim of achieving net gains for the environment.

Challenge Statement Two: How can existing buildings be made more resilient to climate change, with as little disruption to their occupants as possible, by 2030?

  • EarthScan presented by Cervest. A tool to discover, analyse and act on the climate risks and opportunities facing built assets.
  • Rain Activ presented by Rainwater Harvesting Ltd. Combining rainwater harvesting for non-potable applications with controlled release of attenuated water into the network.
  • Bloc ‘smart’ blue-green roof presented by Bruntwood & Polypipe. An innovative climate and water resilience research roof reducing rainwater discharge, supporting biodiversity and providing a thermal barrier.

UKGBC Member Judging Panel:

  • Kulbir Bhatti, Sustainability Manager, Great Portland Estates
  • Juliet Staples, Senior Project Manager URBAN GreenUP, Liverpool City Council
  • Gillian Dick, Manager Spatial Planning – Research & Development, Glasgow City Council
  • Robert Winch, ESG Consultant, Hoare Lea


  • Lucy Rees, Sustainability Advisor – Solutions & Innovation, UKGBC
  • Emily-Rose Garnett, Research and Innovation Officer, UKGBC

Sign up to reserve your place at the showcase. Please note, this is a UKGBC member-only event. For more information on the many benefits of UKGBC membership, please see this page.

These challenges are run by UKGBC’s Solutions and Innovation Programme in conjunction with UKGBC’s Resilience and Nature-Based Solutions Programme.

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