Business facilities have a smaller or greater impact on the local and 'distant' biodiversity depending on certain construction options and the building materials used. Aspects such as lighting, heating or cooling systems, air flow or insulation also influence energy consumption and hence climate change, which is one of the five major threats to biodiversity.
They did it
Living together with biodiversity at Belvas
What is Belvas?
Belvas is the first organic, fair-trade and environment-friendly chocolate factory in northern Europe. This business wants to innovate in the development of a sustainable economy. www.belvas.be?
The Buildings Agency: building, managing, maintaining… and biodiversity thinking!
What is the Belgian Buildings Agency?
The Agency manages the real estate properties of the federal government. It provides qualitative office accommodation for federal civil servants and works for the conservation of the federal architectural and historic heritage: 1015 sites representing 7 million square metres in Belgium. www.regiedesbatiments.be?
Practically, what can I do for my business?
BiodiversiTree is an online tool that helps you choose actions for biodiversity according to your situation, your resources, the place where you are located and your activity field.Try the BiodiversiTree tool Try the BiodiversiTree tool
How can we act?
To offer a good or a service, all businesses need to buy raw materials, final products or other services.
The effects of business facilities on biodiversity depends on certain construction options and the building materials used.
High pressures on biodiversity can be avoided by applying specific manufacturing methods.
It's important for businesses to lay out and manage their grounds in coherence with local biodiversity.