The pros and cons are given for different commercially available products and consideration is given to their incorporation into several types of new build. It is encouraging to see information on degree of fit to UK construction dimensions, and solutions to accommodating non-standard-sized products. Other information is given on maintenance requirements and the potential for causing nuisance to building users.
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This demonstrates awareness by the author that ecological performance is not the only criterion used when selecting such products. While several commercially available products are evaluated, the guide also encourages the creation of bespoke features and provides information on the utility of different construction materials. The associated technical drawings are also used to illustrate the positioning of the commercial products evaluated elsewhere in the document.
This takes a little getting used to, but is a minor inconvenience in what is otherwise a very easy to follow publication. Although the guide aims to address the issue of delivering biodiversity gains as part of designs for low- or zero-carbon homes, it is currently a rather narrow target audience.
I would therefore recommend this guide to anyone planning to enhance the biodiversity value of existing building stock in addition to those involved in new builds. Open PDF. Volume Issue 2, June , pp. Author Affiliations.
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Description The built environment has the potential to have a major impact on biodiversity, not least with the increasingly demanding requirements to design more energy efficient and airtight buildings, leaving less space for species to inhabit. Up until the publication of this book, there was no one place where architects, developers, consultant ecologists, and all those involved in low and zero carbon buildings could find out about how to incorporate provision for biodiversity within their developments.
In this groundbreaking book, author Dr Carol Williams has specially commissioned architects to produce some much needed model designs and practical guidance for the industry.
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