|1 year (FY 2024/25)
This project builds on UKGBC’s existing work on Embodied Ecological Impacts, which explores the relationship between the built environment and nature via the materials we use.
Following on from its publication in September 2023, Phase II of this project aims to build a broad network across the built environment and beyond, connecting with experts who are leading in the field of ecological impacts. With a broad industry alliance like this, we can bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our sector and membership, tackling:
- Metrics for nature impacts, and how to measure them
- More detailed guidance on TNFD and SBTN integration
- Positive impacts and regenerative design
In addition, this project will scope potential opportunities to embed embodied ecological impacts research and recommendations into related policy areas, such as local area-based planning, new build standards, and public procurement.
Now in its secondary phase, the Embodied Ecological Impacts project will move from creating awareness towards enabling action.
The project aims to:
- Create knowledge networks for proactive engagement.
- Empower the built environment with evidence-backed strategies, fostering informed decision-making on nature impacts. This includes metrics and measurement, as there is a growing need in the industry to incorporate numeric targets across projects.
- Promote a shift away from negative impacts, towards cultivating a positive relationship with nature and biodiversity.