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Designing Buildings for Bats and Biodiversity: A Course for Architects, Designers and Consultants

Target audience: Architects, building designers and consultants

Sustainable construction is about more than just carbon and energy. Biodiverse buildings and cities contribute to abundant, healthier and happier sustainable environments. With increased emphasis on sustainability within the recent planning policy reforms, the issue of integrating the needs of biodiversity including bats into the built environment is an important one for many professionals in the construction industry. This one day course explores many of the considerations, principles and techniques available to design and build biodiversity-friendly landscapes, and infrastructure for both new build and retrofit. In addition to the talks, the course offers professionals a valuable forum to highlight case studies and raise issues around the topics discussed.

 Designing buildings for biodiversity (Carol Williams) Brown long-eared bat (Hugh Clark)

Course content will include:

  • Introduction to bat and bird ecology
  • Legislation, surveying, licensing for European Protected Species
  • Mitigation and enhancement solutions
  • Green infrastructure and landscape design
  • Design and specification for new build and retrofit
  • Case-studies and creative exercises

Future courses

There are currently no dates set for this course. If you are interested in attending this course or in running this as an in-house course, please contact the training team.

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