2. Preservation of Existing Buildings and Promotion of Biodiversity
Rapp is committed to the conservation and protection of biodiverse habitats and ecosystems.
The loss of biodiversity and the destruction of ecosystems are the most pressing ecological problems of our time. This exceedance of the Earth's ecological limits is even further advanced than climate change.
The main anthropogenic drivers of biodiversity change are:
Changes in land use and land cover
Nitrogen deposition and acid rain
The introduction of invasive species into ecosystems
The built environment contributes significantly to this development. Urbanisation in particular is leading to changes in land use, resulting in habitat fragmentation and loss as well as species extinction.
Our aim is to actively strengthen biodiversity, reduce impervious surfaces and preserve existing buildings and their surroundings in our projects.
Specific targets by the end of 2023
- Rapp advises clients on land use, ecological greening of outdoor spaces, and biodiversity.
- Rapp promotes conversions in existing structures, including renovation, densification or adding storeys.
- Rapp is a leader when it comes to biodiverse habitats and conservation. All outdoor spaces and green roofs at Rapp sites are of high ecological value for flora and fauna.