UK’s first carbon neutral lab announced

The UK’s first carbon neutral laboratory is to be built at the University of Nottingham in England and is set to cost around $24m to construct.

A project team including contractor Morgan Sindall and project manager Gleeds will start construction of the 4,500 sq m facility this autumn and the lab is to powered by renewable sources including solar power and sustainable biomass.

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The GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory of Sustainable Chemistry will provide chemistry laboratory facilities for 100 researchers and is being part-funded by GlaxoSmithKline.

It is expected that the lab will become carbon neutral after 25 years of operation.

Excess energy created by the building will provide enough carbon credits over 25 years to pay back the carbon used in its construction.

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