Building with Nature

The Building with Nature Standards provides planners and developers with evidence-based, how-to guidance on delivering high-quality green infrastructure. 

Our in-house approved assessor will work alongside design teams, developers and planners wishing to achieve a BwN Award. It is the role of the Approved Assessor to support an applicant to interpret the BwN Standards Framework, within the context of the project, and collect evidence to support an application for Award. The Approved Assessor then submits their Assessment to the BwN Audit Team, who make the final accreditation decision and certify successful Awards.

Why consider a BwN Award?

  • Reducing planning uncertainty
  • Shared framework of consistent, evidence-based principles to adopt at an early stage of planning. ​
  • Smoother/faster passage through planning​.
  • Allocating the ‘right’ land for development​. A mechanism to secure nature’s recovery, health and wellbeing outcomes, and sustainable water management​.
  • Turning ecological constraints into new opportunities to deliver nature-rich development.

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