Supporting biodiversity and nature using concrete

Recorded:Monday 22 April 2024
Presented by:Elaine Toogood, Director, Architecture and Sustainable Design
CPD:1 hours

The concrete industry makes a significant contribution to biodiversity and nature conservation through the management and restoration of sites of mineral extraction, and support for nature and biodiversity is of the four core components of the UK Concrete Sustainability Strategy.

This webinar explains the concept of embodied biodiversity and the credentials of the UK’s locally and responsibly sourced concrete. It also demonstrates some of the ways in which concrete supports regenerative design through greater integration of nature in the built environment and innovative concrete eco-engineered for the creation of habitat for biodiversity.

Image: Dark green fritillary butterflies feeding on a thistle | Arcow Quarry, North Yorkshire | by Michael Cardus