Nature Centric Assessments
Illustration commissioned by bioSEA
Greenery can provide important ecosystem services such as air temperature regulation, transpiration, erosion control, carbon uptake as well as positive mental well-being. bioSEA conducts:
biodiversity and social surveys
ecosystem services assessments
WELL building assessments
to inform our clients on how they can quantitatively achieve environmental benefits in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We conduct detailed biodiversity surveys to record the numbers and types of species found at a site based on rigorous scientific surveys of key biodiversity groups such as mammals, birds, butterflies, plants and through robust statistical analysis. These allow us to predict the numbers of species that can be found at your site. Surveys can be conducted at the pre-construction phase to provide crucial inputs to the design process, post-construction surveys help assess the ecological success of your design. We also develop a long-term biodiversity monitoring strategy so you can be assured that the animals and plants continue to thrive.
Social Impact of greenery
Greenery is good for wildlife but does it also matter to people and how? This is a pivotal question in today's built environment. We answer this by engaging a range of stakeholders from residents to visitors to understand their perceptions and motivations about the greenery of a place.
Greenery can provide important ecosystem services such as air temperature regulation, transpiration, erosion control, carbon uptake, oxygen release as well as mental well-being. We calculate key ecosystem services and deliver those most relevant to your design and compare them with the ecosystem services of a pristine forest in the same climate regime. So you know how your design compares with nature's design. Now that's setting a high aspiration for your design!
Refer to the Dixie Mall project for details.