Boosting Biodiversity in Business Parks & Commercial Property
Biodiversity is a key consideration in today’s business parks. We explain why and ways if can be boosted further.
A common goal of commercial property owners is to create highly sustainable, efficient and flexible spaces that boost biodiversity. This can be achieved through extensive landscape enhancements and contributes to the wellbeing of both nature and tenants.
What is biodiversity?
Biodiversity is all the different kinds of life you’ll find in one area—the variety of animals, plants, fungi, and even microorganisms like bacteria that make up our natural world. Each of these species and organisms work together in ecosystems, like an intricate web, to maintain balance and support life. Biodiversity supports everything in nature that we need to survive: food, clean water, medicine, and shelter.
Why is biodiversity important in business parks?
Business Parks came about in the UK during the 1980s, when thriving economic conditions saw may large corporates move out of towns to purpose-built facilities. These offered cheaper rents, spacious floor plans and ample parking. Back then, these developments overlooked any kind of support amenities and the movement for minimal environmental impact was still relatively infant.
But as employees demands evolved, and as businesses and landowners grew increasingly aware of their environmental responsibility, Biodiversity has become a key factor in today’s Business Parks. Once thought of as an expense, it is now viewed as an advantage in a competitive working world, and for good reason.
Companies that are guided in their planning and activities by both energy-efficiency and the inclusion of nature reap benefit in terms of employee satisfaction and social standing. By creating space for animals, plants and water, Business Parks will become attractive as a living space for people and animals. At the same time, they prepare themselves for future extreme weather events and play a role in climate protection strategy.
Ways to enhance biodiversity on commercial property