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Biodiversity building

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In a move to increase biodiversity within our urban jungles, the UK Green Building Council (the UK’s equivalent of the US Green Building Council) have put forth some biophilic design recommendations to policymakers, developers and urban planners that could enable wildlife to better integrate with the built environment.  Proposed means to encourage biodiversity in cities include nesting holes built into walls for birds, ledges that mimic cliff faces attracting birds who roost on high perches and green roofs and living walls that mimic grasslands providing valuable habitat for pollinators and other ground dwellers.  These buildings could then become extensions of green space, acting as green stepping stones and allowing wildlife a means to commute.

(via The Dirt)

April 23, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , ,

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