Funding from the Government’s ‘Getting Building Fund’, allocated to Exeter Science Park by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, has been used to construct the brand new George Parker Bidder building to net zero carbon standards.

The building has now been opened, and a tree chosen for its high capacity to store carbon (its Latin name being Zelkova serrata) was planted to commemorate the event and to celebrate Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Now that the building has been opened, it will support several tenants and contribute to the Park’s goal to become net zero.

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?   

Built Environment: New buildings need to be Net-zero as soon as possible.

Action B11: South West to promote its status to government as the leading region on low-carbon buildings, including Embodied Carbon, founded on the low-carbon buildings already here and “anchor institutions” commitments to Zero-carbon, nature-friendly new build and Retrofit.