University of Exeter receives funding boost to achieve net-zero
The Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) has received £942,974 from Research England to decarbonise the facility. The research centre works in partnership with South West Water to conduct world-leading research into the provision of safe and resilient water services in the UK and worldwide.
This funding will mean that CREWW buildings continue to operate at net-zero throughout their lifetime. This project is therefore leading the way, not only through its innovative research into climate-resilient water supplies, but also by demonstrating the possibilities of conducting research in-line with the necessary net-zero targets.
The project will also drive new learning on sustainable research infrastructure, by using the CREWW building as a living laboratory where energy and water efficiency are monitored, analysed and optimised in real time.
How is this helping Devon reach net-zero
Action B15. Anchor institutions to deliver net-zero new build to set an example to other regional organisations and establish the South West as a leading region for low-carbon buildings.