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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. The book also provides a useful summary of all the legislation. Authored by Dr Carol Williams of the Bat Conservation Trust and Chair of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) Biodiversity Group, the book is also supported by Natural England and the UK-GBC. This is an essential read for architects, developers, contractors, asset managers, landlords, consultant ecologists, planning officers and building control officers.