Built by Nature’s vision is for our built environment to work in unison with nature.

Our built environment is responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions. Incremental steps are not enough: we need transformative solutions.

Built by Nature is a network and grant-making fund dedicated to accelerating the timber building transformation in Europe: radically reducing embodied carbon; safely storing carbon in our buildings for generations; and sequestering carbon by championing forest stewardship and regeneration.

Laudes Foundation is our founding partner.


Bauhaus der Erde

Founding partner


Built by Nature connects industry and city frontrunners, enables them to research, demonstrate and scale their innovation power, and amplifies inspiring stories of ground-breaking timber projects and solutions.

Our Built by Nature Fund is open for applications. It offers grants of between €50,000-€250,000 to build the teams and solutions to accelerate the timber building transformation. These could be initiatives that tackle technical, regulatory or financial barriers, or new approaches that increase the climate impact of timber buildings through circular thinking and regenerative sourcing.

Accelerating the timber building transformation? Our Built by Nature Fund is open for applications.

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