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reduce its impacts on biodiversity, Figure 3: Roof at Farringdon station undertake on-site planting and seek on- site opportunities to enhance biodiversity. For TLP, it’s business as usual regarding the mitigation hierarchy with offsite biodiversity compensation as an addition. TLP is currently developing its approach to offsite biodiversity compensation. This includes establishing a comprehensive decision making process to make certain that biodiversity compensation is undertaken appropriately and correctly, establishing a strategic alliance with Get involved in CIRIA projects and proposals conservation partners, devising evaluation criteria for a transparent method to select Green Infrastructure for the Built Environment (GI4BE) the biodiversity compensation site and using GI4BE brings together a strong vision, a collective voice, a compelling web the Defra biodiversity unit calculation tool platform and associated networking events to improve the way the GI community to measure the amount of biodiversity that interacts and collaborates. will be generated. TLP is also committed to Business improvement through Ecology (BITE) (P2865) communicate its lessons learnt more widely CIRIA will develop a website-based toolkit of practical resources for the enhancement to support both government and industry of ecology using a range of business improvement techniques. to improve how the industry can work together to deliver biodiversity benefits Environmental good practice guide for the interiors sector (P2643) through development. This project will develop an environmental good practice guide focused on the interiors sector reflecting current best practice and legislation to ensure effective design intent and delivery of good practice on site. “Protecting and enhancing biodiversity is a key objective for the TLP. Our Environmental good practice on site guide update (P2730) approach to delivering biodiversity This project will produce an updated guide taking account of recent legislative and benefits shows that biodiversity practice developments to continue to provide practical advice about managing can be incorporated into a major construction on site to minimise environmental effects, and maintain its relevance to infrastructure programme whilst also all concerned within the construction process. adding value to the business” Large landscape trees - a communication strategy (P2896) Jim Crawford, Major Programme Director CIRIA is keen to encourage communication with various stakeholders to explore ways to reverse the decline in large species trees in the urban environment. Good practice on verification of protection and testing of barriers for hazardous References ground gases (RP960) ISO 14000 Environmental management This project aims to help construction professionals ensure their remediation approach Network Rail (2012) Thameslink will meet the specification. Programme. Go to: www.networkrail.co.uk/ Conservation and enhancement of biodiversity in civil engineering projects aspx/6345.aspx - a guide to good practice (RP944) TFL (2012) Thameslink Programme This project will produce an easy-to-use guide on the techniques that support Sustainable Development Policy. Go to: the enhancement and conservation of biological diversity within large civil www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/6345.aspx infrastructure projects. Statutes To find out more and to get involved contact CIRIA on Transport and Works Act 1992 (c.42) tel: +44 (0) 20 7549 3300 or email enquiries@ciria.org 19


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