As accredited ‘Building with Nature’ assessors, we help put nature at the heart of development in a way that’s good for people and for wildlife.
A ‘Building with Nature’ Award means that our projects become the benchmark for good design with green infrastructure for people, and nature at their core.
Through supporting and championing best-practice, our aim is to help great schemes get built, raise the bar for the industry, and mainstream green infrastructure in placemaking.
Cornwall Council declared a climate emergency in 2019, recognising the need for urgent action to address the climate crisis. Through BWN we are able to work together with developers and the local authorities, with confidence, to ensure that our schemes work for everyone, and most importantly for the environment. For our clients, it means a smoother ride through the planning process, with a joined-up approach to designing for people and ecology from the outset. It also means healthier environments for people and nature, which ultimately adds value to the scheme.
We do this through the Building with Nature Standards, which provide planners and developers with evidence-based guidance on delivering high-quality green infrastructure, with core standards for Wildlife, Wellbeing and Water management.