Building with Nature National Award 2023

Special Accolade

Building with Nature National Award 2023

The Building with Nature National Award recognises the design, delivery, and management of great places for people and wildlife. By demonstrating exemplar approaches to green infrastructure in development, the Building with Nature National Award is helping to show how industry can positively respond to the climate, ecological, and public health emergencies, by putting landscape at the heart of decision making. 

It is free to enter and is open to recipients of a Building with Nature Accreditation for their residential, commercial, or community infrastructure scheme. 

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What we are celebrating

This Award spotlights industry good practice by selecting one project every year from a list of schemes which have secured a Building with Nature Accreditation. The winner can be drawn from all types of Accreditation– including BwN Design Award and BwN Full Award. 

Entrants to this category will be able to showcase how they have integrated high-quality green infrastructure into their project – including evidence of design quality, commitment to build quality, and where applicable, evidence of management arrangements. 



To enter this Award: 

  • The entrant must be able to demonstrate they are in receipt of a BwN Accreditation. This can include: Building with Nature Design Award; BwN Full Award (subject to post-construction sign-off); and Full Award (signed-off). 

Judging criteria

This award will be scored by an independent panel of judges against our Judging Criteria:

  • Design 
  • Sustainability 
  • Value 
  • Professionalism 

Follow this link to read more details on these criteria and the sub-criteria to make sure you clearly identify how your work meets the specific requirements for your category. 

Submitting your entry

This is an online entry and will follow a similar process to the Professional categories.

Make sure you carefully read the How to Enter page for important information about the process and conditions of entry.

You should also read the Judging Criteria and the guide to entering Professional categories for information on what you will need to provide in your entry.

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