Lancering Built by Nature

Lancering Built by Nature

Vandaag lanceert #BuiltbyNature “a new industry transformation network and accelerator fund with a vision for our built environment to work in unison with nature”.

Today sees the launch of Built by Nature, a major new Europe-wide network and grant-giving fund with a vision of a built environment that works in unison with nature – and a mission to accelerate the timber building transformation.

Launching alongside leading climate organisations and industry frontrunners across the sector, including developers, designers, asset owners and insurers and investors, Built by Nature’s network will support pioneering businesses, policymakers and city leaders in their work to decarbonise our built environment. Its Accelerator Fund has also launched today, to fund teams and solutions that scale up timber building and raise the bar on the positive climate impact of building with timber from sustainably sourced forests; it offers grants of between €50,000-€250,000.

Built by Nature is backed by founding funder, Laudes Foundation, and works in partnership with five organisations leading on critical solutions to the challenges of the timber building transformation, include the newly-launched Bauhaus der Erde; the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at Cambridge University; the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA); Cities4Forests; and Climate-KIC.

The launch event featured leading speakers from built environment, climate and forestry organisations and was hosted by Built by Nature Chair, Don Brenninkmeijer.

Built by Nature is calling for bold businesses in Europe’s built environment to join its network, and for consortia working on solutions to the timber building transformation to approach the Accelerator Fund team.

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