Supporting biodiversity and nature using concrete

Date:Monday 22 April 2024
Time:12:30 - 13:30
Price:Free

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 will explain the concept of embodied biodiversity and the credentials of the UK’s locally and responsibly sourced concrete. It will also demonstrate 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.

The webinar will be presented by Elaine Toogood, director of architecture and sustainability at The Concrete Centre.

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