In our current climate and ecological crises our industry is getting more comfortable with measuring whole life carbon, including the embodied carbon of materials and buildings. However, when it comes to biodiversity and nature impacts, efforts tend to be focused much more on the site level, forgetting the wider global impact resource extraction, use, and waste has on the planet.

This project will explore those embodied ecological impacts, raising awareness about our impact as an industry, and explore potential solutions. This task group will assist in the knowledge gathering and development of a co-created output which will be launching in Summer 2023.

Kelly GunnellAtkins
Jessica LewisBerkeley Group
Mike BurgassBiodiversify
Donna RourkeBNP Paribas Real Estate
Alexandra JoncaBuro happold
Ankita DwivediFirstplanit
Chris MossGreengage
Thomas HallHilson Moran
Amanda SkeldonJLL
Carine GuenardKeir group
Pippa HowardNature metrics
Gemma CranstonPollination Group
Samantha DeaconRamboll
Rachel CakebreadTfT
Tianqi LiThe Carbon Trust
Gary GrantThe Green Infrastructure Consultancy
Ben CianchiUniversity of the West of England

This project is part of UKGBC’s resilience and nature programme which has been made possible due to the support of our programme and project partners:

Resilience & Nature Programme Partners

With thanks to our programme partners who make our work on nature possible.

Project partners

With thanks to the following partners for making our Embodied Ecological Impacts work possible