quickscan - the first four steps
We believe that nature-inclusive building leads to a healthier and more beautiful living environment, where people and animals live in harmony. Integrating vegetation, water and housing opportunities for animals, leads to more biodiversity, reduction of heat stress and numerous opportunities for people and animals.
We see opportunities to:
- Reduce heat stress through more vegetation;
- Keep out invasive species like oak processionary (great tit birds);
- Let a building be an ecological bridge rather than an obstacle;
- Maintain existing ecology;
- Species-specific environmental benefits;
- Symbiosis of plants and animals;
- Retaining water in an area for longer, anticipating climate change.
We are happy to share what we have learned about contributing as architects to nature inclusivity in the built environment. Specifically how to deal with building-occupying species.
We turned our findings into roadmaps with the support of Vogelbescherming Nederland.