IBPC presents a definition of biodiversity applied to the city.
We develop support tools for city stakeholders to transform, renovate, build and exploit real estate assets by integrating urban biodiversity issues into all phases of a project: the BiodiverCity® standards
EPAD housing, student residences
Headquarters, office premises
Learning (schools, faculties) health facilities, leisure facilities
retail parks, other high density zones (stations, airports)
logistic platforms, factories, data centres
Special planning zones, eco-quarters, activity and leisure parks, major projects
Born in 2013 with one objective, to grow within a structured framework the place given to Biodiversity in the act of building and the real estate professions, the Biodivercity® labels support new construction projects and renovation of the island built in the neighborhood as well as existing sites in an approach favorable to a better Man-Nature balance in cities.
3 labels for 3 approaches favorable to more Biodiversity in the city
Biodivercity® labels are support tools for real estate project leaders, asset managers and urban site operators to act for local biodiversity and create ecological value and biophilic use value.
BiodiverCity® labels adds value to the certified property. It complements international certifications (BREEAM®, LEED® and HQE™), which consider biodiversity features without necessarily adopting an in-depth assessment of the same.
Evaluates and promotes construction operations that take account and promote biodiversity in building blocks of benefit of urban residents.
Notes, displays and improves the performance of existing assets with regards to their level of consideration of biodiversity for the benefit of living things and their occupants.
Evaluates and promotes neighborhood development operations that take into account and promote biodiversity in urban projects for benefit of residents.
Being accompanied by an ecologist: a network of ecologists with verified ecological skills supports
projects to rethink the place given to living things.
Rely on operational technical benchmarks: a method built with biodiversity experts around objectives and
actions to make a biodiversity approach operational in a project.
Mobilize stakeholders for the success of the project: service providers involved in the success of the project
and the biodiversity bias for a collective project.
Rely on a demanding process but adapted to the project: propose a labeling process adaptable to the project and rigorous.
Involve users and residents: create nature experiences, reconnect residents and users with the living world.
Adopting a biodiversity strategic plan tailored to the construction project
Designing an ecological architecture
Optimising the ecological output of the project in terms of its urban, suburban or rural environment
Highlighting expected benefits for users’ well-being
Much like an energy efficiency tag, the labels assesses and rates ecological performance based on the 4 elements. Each element is independently rated from “A” to “E”, the “A” representing excellence in implementation of issues raised.
The labels can be obtained as long as the score is not a “D” or “E” and with at least an “A” in one of the other elements.