Partnership Length1 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.  

Project benefits for members

Beyond advancing our shared ambitions and supporting the realisation of critical industry targets, members partnering on UKGBC project opportunities will also gain multiple direct benefits including:

Driving meaningful impact

Your organisation will be credited with enabling the project and facilitating progress and positive impact in the built environment. You will take a steering role, helping to shape the project and associated outputs, as well as how those outputs are conveyed to the industry to maximise impact and uptake. You will secure a position on the project Task Group.

Raising your brand profile

Your organisation will receive brand recognition via the inclusion of your organisation’s logo on all project and/or project related outputs and collateral (e.g., reports, videos, presentation slides). You will receive bespoke social media assets to help promote your organisation’s support of the project. You will be given opportunities to present at project output launch and/or related events.

Extending networks

Your organisation will be able to collaborate with other industry leaders. You will have access to a broad network through which to extend your organisation’s reach and build new relationships with clients and suppliers from across the built environment value chain.

Developing your staff

Individuals will gain unique experience and improve their knowledge through Task Group participation and direct knowledge exchange. Individuals will engage with a diverse set of stakeholders from across the industry and collaborate to co-create tangible solutions

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Kai Liebetanz Head of Nature