Through their focus on green innovation and various other endeavors aimed at creating a more sustainable environment for future generations, the Centre has become a model of construction engineering and design that combines functionality with eco-friendly products designed to reduce the carbon footprint left behind.
Wilmot Dixon has long realized the necessity of incorporating more environmentally friendly building practices into the design and construction of current and future projects in a way that is both sustainable for the long term, and economically viable in the near term. Green innovation is increasingly providing us with ways to accomplish this in ways that are beneficial to both nature and mankind. To further this objective, it is beneficial to examine complete projects that are model in innovation and that have demonstrated the reality that such buildings can feasibly be completed in such a manner that demonstrates the ability to combine functionality with technical efficiency. The WWF Living Planet Centre is one such building that demonstrates these principles and can serve as a model for others that desire the same. While there are numerous green innovations incorporated into this particular building, this report will focus on three key areas.
One area of green innovation incorporated into the surroundings of the Living Plant Centre is a design whereby biodiversity throughout the site is actively encouraged. They have done this by planting shrubs, trees, and flowers throughout the building location. They went a step further, however, by putting up boxes that are designed to attract birds and bats to the area. In so doing, a rich environment full of biodiversity has been created in order to actually gain the interest of the natural world to call the Living Plant Centre home. This is a direct deference to many buildings today.