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Archive for 2012

  • Early Plant Colonisation
  • Getting the most from BREEAM

    Thursday June 21st, 2012

    BSG Ecology regularly provides ecological input to BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Home (CfSH) assessments.  It is our experience that the ecological (biodiversity) aspects of BREEAM and CfSH are an area where clients are often unaware of what is required.  In the viewpoint below, BSG...

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  • Woolwich Brown-roof
  • Biodiversity and the Built Environment

    Tuesday March 1st, 2011

    Integrating biodiversity into the built environment is an ever more important element of sustainable design. Policy guidance directs planning authorities to expect biodiversity benefit in new developments. Where space is at a premium the fabric of the built environment itself can be used to make cost-effective gains for biodiversity.

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  • Ecobuild Logo 2011
  • BSG talks at Ecobuild 2011

    Friday February 25th, 2011

    Dr Kate Vincent, Kerry Elliot and Dr Shepherd will be manning BSG’s stand during the conference and will be available to discuss biodiversity design, green and brown roofs, birds, bats and other ecology issues. We’ll be in the Biodiversity Pavilion stand.

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  • Olympic Park
  • Olympic Park visit

    Saturday September 18th, 2010

    In 2008 BSG was invited to become part of the LDA-Design/Hargreaves design team appointed to prepare a masterplan for the 2012 London Olympic Park, within which the principal venues for the 2012 Olympic Games will reside. Since then BSG has been working closely with environmental consultant LDA Design and the Olympic Delivery Authority on incorporating the biodiversity requirements for the park into the overall design.

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  • House sparrow
  • Turning buildings into bird-friendly habitats

    Friday January 15th, 2010

    Buildings are important for several well-known bird species: swifts, house martins, swallows, house sparrows, starlings, barn owls and even peregrine falcons. In the past, birds have been able to exploit opportunities left by traditional building practices and imperfect workmanship. Nesting birds depend on particular features of buildings such as cavities and crevices and access into eaves. By working together, ecologists, architects and planners can ensure that new developments offer wildlife opportunities within new buildings.

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  • Bird box on house
  • Ecobuild 2009 Birds and buildings

    Friday March 6th, 2009

    Ecobuild is the world’s biggest event dedicated to sustainable design, construction and the built environment. The exhibition was held at Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre in London between 3rd and 5th March. There were 800 exhibitors, as well as conference and seminar sessions. Senior Ecologist Dr...

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