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Bats, People, and Buildings: Issues & Opportunities
Snapshot: Proponents for wood as construction material cite timber as a sustainable resource, with almost limitless supply, low carbon footprint, and opportunities for reclamation. However, sustainable building design can and should consider broader issues, such as losses to biodiversity. This article presents opportunities to incorporate bat-friendly design into construction projects.
Maternity colony of female big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) roosting in a manmade bat house. Rutgers University