The International Biodiversity & Real Estate Council, IBPC, is the first gathering place for a new Biodiversity and Real Estate sector.
The IBPC’s mission is to contribute to sustainably building synergy between players in real estate, the design and management of urban spaces, and environmental services for a living and adaptable, livable city, by promoting biodiversity and encouraging the development of natural spaces.
For this, the IBPC:
Urban planners, real estate developers, building companies
Non-profit organizations which act in biodiversity’s interest
Local governments and public institutions
Real Estate investors and investment funds, lessors
Architects, landscape designers, engineering companies
End users, property & facility managers
Consulting firms with accredited BiodiverCity assessors
Companies involved in landscaping or processes related to biodiversity
« Urban biodiversity, in relation to the built environment, is a novel approach which in turn stimulates research in the life sciences field. It also brings together an original set of stakeholders. It’s a new sector; new professions are being created ranging from “vege-architect”, “eco-gardener” to “bio-constructor”. We are gardeners spearheading biodiversity enhancement and BiodiverCity®, which acts as a vital platform for federating and structuring this sector. »
« Our involvement with IBPC is part of our CSR objectives specifically as regards sustainable biodiversity and construction. As a real estate stakeholder, we are particularly interested in the BiodiverCity® label in terms of quality of life for our employees on our construction or heavy reconstruction projects. »
« We have observed a rising need among city dwellers for more nature in the city, residential areas, but also on balconies, terraces and roofs. To meet these aspirations, construction professionals need to refer to new skills and tools. That is why Bouygues Construction decided to participate in the creation of the BiodiverCity® label, in order to assess and enhance biodiversity in construction projects. This label should contribute in highlighting the added value of biodiversity in a construction project, in the same manner as energy efficiency labels. »
« By participating in core IBPC activities, LPO seeks to assist and accelerate the integration of biodiversity in cities, using an approach that is both specific and ambitious. »
« Building without affecting or while enhancing biodiversity is possible today. Tomorrow’s city, in order to be sustainable, will have to adhere to this model. After playing a role in improving energy efficiency in buildings, the Caisse des Dépôts group now commits to the first biodiversity and construction label. »
« Biodiversity in construction is an important emerging subject. Through BiodiverCity®, IPBC offers more than acknowledgement; it is a tool for raising awareness, a clear assessment grid to highlight areas for improvement, an approach, a steering tool. We at Elan actively supported the creation of IBPC. Stakeholders of real estate, architecture, construction, urban landscaping and agriculture, now have a platform and a tool to speak a new language, that of living creatures, well-being, biophilia (need for nature). As ecologists specialised in nature in the city, we consider that it’s a major innovation for construction, a bridge between the worlds of real estate and nature lovers and a wonderful educational tool for all interested parties. »
About Les Jardins de Gally
Les Jardins de Gally is a landscaping company whose mission is to breed nature in a city setting. Its services include consultancy, creation, maintenance and management of nature parks located within a close range to buildings: interior landscapes, gardens, terraces, green wall and roof surfaces, vegetal design, bee hives, bug hotels, flowers and fruits in offices, etc. Whether external or internal, decorative or for use as vegetable patches, these shared spaces and green services contribute to the well-being and biodiversity of inhabited areas. Established in 1746 at Portes du Parc de Versailles, the company now counts 12 locations in France and also undertakes international projects.
About Bolloré Transport & Logistics
Bolloré Transport & Logistics is one of the five leading European groups in the transport and logistics sector. The group is present in five continents, with 800 agencies across 105 countries and over 33,000 staff.
About Bouygues Construction
A global construction and services group, Bouygues Construction designs, builds and operates works that improve general living and working conditions: public and private buildings, infrastructure and transport, energy and communication networks. A leader in sustainable construction projects, the group and its 53,500 staff offer long-term commitment to their clients to help them build a better life.
About la Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux
With 46,000 members, 5,000 active volunteers and 400 employees nationally, as well as a network of local associations in 79 districts, LPO is now one of the leading nature protection associations in France. It works to ensure conservation of biodiversity through its mission to protect birds. Its activities revolve around three main missions: species protection, nature conservation and training & raising awareness. LPO is the French representative of BirdLife International, a global alliance that unites over 120 nature protection organisations (2.7 million members worldwide).
About CDC Biodiversité
As France’s first biodiversity offset operator, CDC Biodiversité is the product of the merging of two teams fuelled by the necessity to find a means to reconcile economic development and biodiversity. CDC Biodiversité works on the development of emerging professions in emerging sectors: biodiversity in the city, agricultural biodiversity, marine biodiversity, payment for environmental services, etc., with one consistent goal: promote biodiversity and contribute to a sustainable future.
Elan works to successfully complete and secure construction projects while ensuring value. With 140 staff members, €15 m in consulting fees and 12 offices, Elan has been providing property professionals, for over 40 years now, with all the necessary expertise to sustainably optimise their estates and manage their projects. 4 ecologists have been working on integration of biodiversity in construction projects since 2009. Elan is involved with BiodiverCity® on a number of varied aspects: residential houses, logistics, tertiary, but also eco-quarters, faculties, as well as some foreign projects (Switzerland, Cuba).
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Name the head of the association
Votes on the budget
Discuss important management actions
Defines the strategy of IBPC
Ensures the current needs of IBPC
Is elected by the General Assembly to the majority
The members of board of directors
Implements the deliberations of the Board and the General Assembly
Ensures the daily management of IPBC
Oversees the statutory functioning
The members of management
In charge of the evolutions of BiodiverCity repository
Refines the labeling process
Capitalizes on the tagged projects
The members of technical committee
Determines and approves the strategic plan
Ensures scientific soundness
Is autonomous in its observations and statements
The members of scientific committee