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Series: Material Rating System
(with more series to come!)

We believe in the power of design to create a better future – where homes promote wildlife conservation, not sacrifice it. With this mindset, we strive to make a positive impact on all living beings and their homes.

Welcome to wildlife-friendly home design, a place where our shared passion for nature, creativity, and sustainable living comes together to create something truly extraordinary. With unwavering enthusiasm, we dive into the depths of wildlife conservation, exploring how every design decision can shape a world where humans and animals thrive side by side. Get ready to embrace the power of informed choices and channel energy into crafting homes that are not only stunning but also empower sanctuaries around the globe. Together, let’s build a future where our love for design and our commitment to the natural world merge into something truly magical.

Welcome to a world where sophisticated home design and the preservation of wildlife go hand in hand. Imagine creating a living space that not only reflects your style and personality but also fosters a deep connection with the natural world. Picture a home where every design choice acts as a stepping stone toward protecting our cherished wildlife. If you’re passionate about sustainable living and want to make a real difference, you’ve come to the right place.

On this webpage, I’m thrilled to unveil a groundbreaking approach we utilize within our overall method. We choose to highlight this portion of the signature workflow to show you just how meticulous Wildlifeel at Home is about fighting natural habitat loss. This unique series assesses the wildlife conservation aspects of home design choices – with a focus on materials. Gone are the days of guessing and relying solely on generic sustainability certifications. With this system, we dive deep into the details, examining exactly how our design decisions impact wildlife near and far. It’s a refined approach, crafted specifically to address the ripple effect we can help manage. Join me on this exciting journey as we unlock the secrets of creating homes that allow wildlife to keep theirs too.

Hi, I’m Ash, a dedicated home designer with a profound love for wildlife and a burning desire to integrate conservation into the fabric of our homes. With years of experience in creating wildlife-friendly living spaces and a deep understanding of sustainable materials, I’ve made it my mission to redefine home design through the lens of wildlife conservation. Through my expertise and passion, I strive to empower homeowners like you to make informed choices that leave a positive impact on our precious wildlife.


The Groundbreaking System

At the heart of my approach to design lies the groundbreaking wildlife conservation rating system. This carefully crafted points system goes beyond traditional sustainability considerations, delving into the intricate connection between home design and the well-being of wildlife.

By assessing materials through the lens of wildlife conservation, we uncover the profound impact our choices have on the delicate ecosystems around us. It’s a refined approach that considers not only the immediate effects but also the ripple effect we can help manage for a harmonious coexistence with nature.

Conservation is Front & Center

While there are already notable green building certifications and a plethora of sustainable material libraries available, this wildlife conservation rating stands out as a unique and specialized tool. The existing resources predominantly focus on broader environmental aspects, such as energy efficiency and waste reduction.

However, our system puts wildlife conservation front and center. It recognizes the importance of protecting habitats, preserving biodiversity, and ensuring the long-term well-being of the diverse species that share our planet. It’s a niche within the sustainable design realm, bringing a new perspective that fills an essential gap in the industry.

50 Key Factors

Our Wildlife-Friendly Home Design Points System encompasses 50 key factors that directly contribute to wildlife conservation in home design materials. These factors cover a wide range of considerations, including the preservation of critical habitats, sustainable sourcing, non-toxicity, waste management, and collaboration with conservation organizations, to name just a few.

By evaluating materials against these factors, we gain valuable insights into their wildlife-friendliness. The scores are then weighted, allowing us to prioritize the factors based on their significance. The total score obtained reveals the material’s overall wildlife-friendly rating. It’s an objective and comprehensive approach to guide our design decisions and ensure the utmost consideration for the well-being of wildlife.

Guiding Choices

Our points system serves as a valuable decision-making tool, allowing us to make informed choices that prioritize wildlife conservation. By evaluating materials against our curated list of descriptions and criteria, we can determine if a material or product should even be considered for your project. This meticulous evaluation process considers the potential impact on wildlife habitats and ecosystems, ensuring that only wildlife-friendly materials are brought forward for further consideration.

Additionally, it becomes particularly useful when comparing two materials or options. By utilizing the weighted scores assigned to each factor, we can easily determine which material ranks higher on the wildlife-friendly list. This provides us and our clients with a clear basis for making the final decision, ensuring that the chosen material aligns with our commitment to wildlife conservation. Our method empowers us to design spaces that not only meet your aesthetic and functional needs but also reflect our shared values in preserving wildlife habitats.

Monitoring the Ripple Effect

This method of work also serves as an effective impact tracker, enabling us to monitor the ripple effect of your project. As we evaluate and score materials based on their wildlife-friendliness, we gain valuable insights into the cumulative impact of each decision. Our method allows us to track the positive contributions made by each material choice, ensuring that your home design creates a harmonious coexistence with nature.

With the added benefit of being a decision-making tool, our system provides clarity when comparing materials. By identifying the material that ranks higher on the wildlife-friendly list, we can confidently make a final decision that aligns with our commitment to wildlife conservation. This not only simplifies the decision-making process but also ensures that the chosen material contributes positively to the well-being of wildlife.

With our method, we not only make thoughtful decisions that prioritize wildlife conservation but also have the means to track and monitor the impact of those decisions. This unique combination of a decision-making tool and an impact tracker through a points system sets us apart as the wildlife-friendly home design studio. Together, we can create homes that not only reflect your personal style but also serve as a testament to our shared commitment to wildlife conservation.

Now, let’s dive deeper into each aspect of the points system, uncovering how it helps us create spaces that are aesthetically pleasing and embraces the vitality and sustainability of our natural world.

Impact Tracking
Scoring & Comparing

Once the suitable materials are identified, we then apply a scoring system to assess their impact. Although the emphasis is not on assigning a numerical score, our rating system enables us to compare and rank the materials based on their wildlife-friendliness. It serves as a valuable tool in making informed decisions and comparing the potential impact of different materials. Through this method, we ensure that each choice contributes positively to preserving wildlife habitats, creating homes that exist harmoniously with the natural environment.

This wildlife-friendly method is at the core of our design philosophy. It sets us apart as your conservation-based home designer. It helps us determine if a material or product should even be considered for your project, and then assists in scoring and comparing them for their wildlife impact. Moreover, it serves as a way to track your project’s cumulative impact and ripple effect, ensuring that every decision aligns with our shared vision of creating a better future for wildlife.

Impact Tracking
Determining Material Suitability

This comprehensive method serves as both a decision-making tool and an impact tracker, helping us ensure that every material selected aligns with our commitment to wildlife conservation.

It begins with a meticulous evaluation to determine the suitability of materials based on our curated list of descriptions and criteria. We assess whether a material should be considered, taking into account its potential impact on wildlife habitats and ecosystems. This initial step allows us to narrow down the options, ensuring that only wildlife-friendly materials are brought forward for further consideration.


Elevating the Design Process

Our rating system, integrated into our signature workflow, sets us apart as the design studio deeply committed to wildlife conservation. By incorporating this unique points system, we elevate the design process to a whole new level. It allows us to make design decisions that prioritize the well-being of wildlife, ensuring that our clients’ homes are not only visually stunning but also ethically responsible and environmentally conscious.

Recognizing Interconnectedness

Unlike traditional home designers, wildlife conservation lies at the very core of what we offer. It’s not just an afterthought or a fleeting trend here—it’s our passion and mission. By placing wildlife conservation at the forefront of our design philosophy, we distinguish ourselves as the studio who recognizes the interconnectedness of our built environment and the natural world. We go beyond aesthetics and functionality to create spaces that harmonize with and support the wildlife around us.

Explicit Consideration of Natural Habitats

In an industry that’s increasingly embracing sustainable practices, this method refines the larger sustainable dialogue by introducing a specialized focus on wildlife conservation. While other certifications and material libraries mainly address energy efficiency, recycling, and local sourcing, our points system adds a vital dimension—the explicit consideration of wildlife habitats and their preservation. It completes the sustainable design narrative, empowering us to make conscious choices that positively impact wildlife.

Minimizing Ecological Footprint

Our points system breaks down the intricate details of design decisions, unveiling their specific implications for wildlife. It’s essential to grasp how seemingly small choices—such as material selection, waste management, or energy usage—can have profound consequences for the habitats and species that rely on them. By understanding these impacts, we can make informed decisions that minimize our ecological footprint and contribute to wildlife conservation.

Responsible Design Works in Harmony

With the rating system as our guide, we and our clients can make better-informed decisions that strike a balance between functional, beautiful, and wildlife-friendly design. We believe that responsible design should not come at the expense of nature but should work in harmony with it. Our system empowers us to navigate the complex landscape of materials, techniques, and practices, ensuring that our design choices align with our commitment to wildlife conservation.

Striving with Wildlife, Not Against

Our ultimate goal is to create homes that meet our clients’ needs and allow wildlife to keep theirs. We understand the importance of preserving critical habitats and ensuring their long-term viability. Through our meticulous selection of materials, consideration of spatial planning, and incorporation of wildlife-friendly design elements, we strive to create spaces where human inhabitants and local wildlife can thrive side by side.

Highlighting Potential Consequences

Every design choice we make has a ripple effect on wildlife, extending far beyond the boundaries of our immediate surroundings. Our design workflow helps us manage this ripple effect by highlighting the potential consequences of our decisions on wildlife, both near and far. It’s our responsibility to be mindful of these impacts and actively contribute to protecting and conserving ecosystems, no matter how small our part may seem.

Finding Optimal Balance

Through this method, we’re redefining home design by infusing it with a passionate commitment to wildlife conservation. Join us on this transformative journey, and let’s create homes that reflect your personal style and serve as a testament to your dedication to wildlife conservation.

In the upcoming sections, we will delve deeper into the intricacies of our method, explore its application in real-world design scenarios, and showcase the positive ripple effects it can have on wildlife and their habitats. By the end of this journey, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of how our approach can shape the future of home design and make a tangible difference in the lives of countless species.

So, let’s embark on this adventure together and discover the extraordinary possibilities of wildlife-friendly home design. Whether you’re a homeowner seeking to create a sanctuary that respects the natural world or a fellow designer looking to incorporate this unique perspective into your own projects, our expertise and passion are at your service.

If you’re ready now, feel free to click the button below to explore our services and learn more about how we can work together to bring the beauty of wildlife conservation into your home. Let’s design spaces that honor not just our own needs and desires but also the intricate web of life that surrounds us.


Our design process is centered around a holistic and wildlife-focused approach. We understand that a home is not just a structure but a vital part of a larger ecosystem. Integrating our system into the overall design process ensures that every decision we make aligns with our commitment to wildlife conservation. From initial concept development to final design implementation, our process is guided by the principles of sustainability and respect for nature.

Welcome to the detailed breakdown of our wildlife conservation points system. This system acts as a refined approach through the lens of wildlife conservation. It aims to manage the ripple effect our design choices have on wildlife. It goes beyond the existing green building certifications and sustainable material libraries by focusing specifically on wildlife conservation. We understand that designing homes that prioritize wildlife conservation is not just an option but a responsibility.

With our points system, we can dive into the details of what, why, and how our design decisions impact wildlife near and far, helping us make better-informed decisions. It’s our way of designing homes that allow wildlife to keep theirs too.

To evaluate the wildlife conservation potential of home design materials, we have developed a comprehensive points system. This system enables us to assess and score materials based on specific factors that directly impact wildlife conservation. Let’s take a closer look at how it works:

Navigate the sustainability landscape with confidence, knowing you’re making genuine, eco-friendly choices.

FactorsMaterial AMaterial B
WeightageTitleDescriptionScore 1-5Score 1-5
17.00%Preservation of Critical HabitatsEnsuring the protection of critical wildlife habitats during material selection and construction processes.
14.00%Biodiversity PreservationProtecting biodiversity and ecosystem conservation through material selection and design considerations.
10.00%Responsible ExtractionEnsuring responsible extraction practices to minimize habitat fragmentation and destruction.
9.00%Collaboration with Conservation OrganizationsPartnering with conservation organizations and initiatives to support wildlife conservation efforts.
8.00%Wildlife-Friendly DesignIncorporating design features that promote wildlife habitat preservation and minimize negative impacts.
7.00%Sustainable SourcingEnsuring materials are sourced sustainably, avoiding materials derived from threatened or endangered species.
6.00%Renewable ResourcesUtilizing materials derived from renewable resources to reduce environmental impact.
5.00%Non-Toxic and Chemical-FreeSelecting materials that are non-toxic, free from harmful chemicals, and have low VOC emissions.
4.00%End-of-Life ConsiderationsFavoring materials that are recyclable, biodegradable, or have a low environmental impact at the end of their lifecycle.
3.00%Packaging and TransportUsing environmentally friendly packaging materials and reducing carbon footprint during transportation.
3.00%Local and Indigenous MaterialsPromoting the use of locally sourced and indigenous materials to support local ecosystems and communities.
2.00%Energy EfficiencyChoosing materials and manufacturing processes that minimize energy consumption.
2.00%Water ConservationOpting for materials and processes that minimize water usage and protect natural water flow and habitats.
2.00%Recycled or Upcycled MaterialsPrioritizing the use of materials that are recycled or upcycled to reduce waste and resource consumption.
2.00%Social ResponsibilitySupporting social responsibility and community development through material sourcing and production.
1.00%Transparency and Data AvailabilitySeeking materials with transparent supply chains and accessible environmental impact data.
1.00%Sustainable CertificationsConsidering materials with recognized sustainability certifications and labels.
1.00%Waste ManagementImplementing effective waste management strategies to minimize waste generation and promote recycling.
1.00%Research and DevelopmentInvesting in research and development of sustainable materials and technologies for wildlife conservation.
1.00%Minimization of Noise PollutionMinimizing noise pollution during manufacturing and construction processes to avoid disturbance to wildlife habitats.
1.00%Minimization of Light PollutionReducing light pollution during manufacturing and installation processes to minimize disruption to nocturnal wildlife.

The weightings for different materials, etc can vary depending on the specific material, the location & needs of the project, and your chosen conservation cause determined in the conceptual stage of the design process. With that, in the case of hardwood flooring for instance, 'Local Sourcing' might be given a higher weighting/importance than 'Extraction,' and in the case of marble countertops, 'Extraction' might be given the higher weighting. It all depends on the chosen cause, where the site is located, and the specific product in question. However, this table as its listed here is a fantastic place to start as a general rule of thumb to follow for those who, like us, want to fight natural habitat loss and empower the wellbeing of wildlife. That's our cause. And it likely aligned with yours in some manner. Yet, for those who seek to be highly specific, effective to the fullest, and thoughtful to your unique project's potential impact, then this prioritized list can be reworked to align with your goals in mind!

  • Table: Refer to the table below to see the key factors, weightage, and descriptions that guide our evaluation process.
  • Explanation: Refer to the descriptions in the table to gain a deeper understanding of each factor’s significance in wildlife conservation. These descriptions serve as guidelines for evaluating materials based on their contribution to wildlife-friendly design.
  • Scoring and Evaluation: We utilize the rating to evaluate materials and their impact on wildlife. This allows us to assess each material’s contribution to wildlife conservation based on specific factors. We follow a standardized evaluation process, carefully researching and gathering information from manufacturers, suppliers, and reputable sources. Using the provided table, we assign scores to reflect the material’s wildlife-friendliness. Each factor is scored on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 represents minimal or no contribution to wildlife conservation, and 5 represents a significant positive impact. If you choose to use this for your own project, remember to utilize a standardized questionnaire or checklist like this table to ensure consistent evaluation. Research and gather information from manufacturers, suppliers, or reputable sources to make informed assessments.
  • Applying the Point System: Once we have evaluated and scored the materials, we apply the weighted scores to compare and assess their wildlife-friendliness. Each factor is assigned a weight, reflecting its relative importance in wildlife conservation. By multiplying the scores of each factor by their assigned weights, we calculate the weighted scores for each material. Summing up the weighted scores across all factors gives us a total score for each material. This comprehensive evaluation helps us make informed decisions, ensuring the selection of wildlife-friendly options for our designs. Here is how its calculated: multiply the scores of each factor by their assigned weights to reflect their relative importance. For each material, multiply the score by the corresponding weight to calculate the weighted score. Sum up the weighted scores for each material across all factors to obtain a total score. The higher the total score, the more wildlife-friendly the material is.

In the next section, we’ll explore how we incorporate the Wildlife Conservation Rating in our design process to ensure wildlife-friendly homes. Let’s continue on this exciting journey of designing with wildlife conservation in mind!

Continuously Learning & Updating

One of the significant advantages of this method is its ability to facilitate iterative design refinement. As our understanding of wildlife conservation evolves and new information becomes available, we continuously update and adjust our points system. This allows us to stay at the forefront of wildlife-friendly design practices and incorporate the latest advancements into our projects. With each iteration, we refine our designs to enhance their wildlife-friendliness, creating homes that minimize negative impacts on the environment and maximize positive contributions to wildlife conservation.

Providing Resources & Advice to Empower

We strongly believe in the power of collaboration and involve our clients in the design process. We educate them about the importance of wildlife conservation, explaining how their design choices can make a significant impact. By sharing our expertise and providing educational resources and advice, we empower our clients to make informed decisions that align with their values and contribute to wildlife preservation. Together, we create homes that not only meet their needs but also reflect their commitment to sustainable and wildlife-friendly living.

Inspiring Deep Connection

The ultimate goal of our design process is to deliver homes that harmoniously coexist with wildlife. By meticulously applying the point system, we ensure that the final design incorporates materials with high scores in wildlife-friendliness. From the flooring to the furniture, every design aspect is carefully selected to minimize harm to wildlife habitats and support their well-being. By choosing materials that align with our commitment to wildlife conservation, we create living spaces that inspire a deep connection with nature and contribute positively to preserving our planet’s biodiversity.

We can make data-driven decisions in designing homes that prioritize wildlife conservation. It not only enhances our signature workflow but also sets us apart as a studio committed to positively impacting the environment and the well-being of wildlife.

Remember, our focus on wildlife conservation is what differentiates us from traditional home designers. While green building certifications and sustainable material libraries exist, our points system offers a refined approach specifically dedicated to wildlife conservation.

We believe that by understanding the intricate details of design decisions and their impact on wildlife, we can make better choices and create homes that coexist harmoniously with nature.

Designing with wildlife conservation in mind is not just a tagline for us; it is the essence of our design philosophy. Our method serves as a guiding light, helping us navigate the complex landscape of design choices to create homes that are truly wildlife-friendly.


Ready to take the next step toward creating your wildlife-friendly home? I invite you to schedule a consultation with me. During our consultation, we will discuss your unique design preferences, lifestyle requirements, and, most importantly, your commitment to wildlife conservation. Together, we will explore how our design process can be seamlessly integrated into your project, ensuring that every decision supports the well-being of wildlife.

As a home designer specializing in wildlife-friendly design, I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table. I have dedicated my career to understanding the intricate relationship between design choices and their impact on wildlife. With a deep appreciation for nature and a keen eye for innovative design solutions, I can transform your vision into a living space that truly cares for wildlife.

To request a consultation, simply click on one of the buttons below. Whether you are starting from scratch or looking to renovate an existing space, I am here to guide you through the process and bring your wildlife-friendly dream home to life.

Take advantage of this opportunity to positively impact wildlife while creating a home that reflects your values. Let's join forces and embark on an inspiring design journey together. Contact me today to schedule your consultation. Let's create a wildlife-friendly home that will be a sanctuary for you and the natural world.

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