Sustainability is at the core of our mission.
We build sustainable clusters that nurture science and innovation, guided by our comprehensive Sustainability Brief, shaping the design and construction of every new ARC building and major refurbishment. Our commitment goes beyond words. With EV charging installations, solar panels adorning our rooftops, and net zero carbon action plans developed across our clusters, we’re turning sustainability into a tangible reality.
We don’t stop at buildings. Through our ARC green building assessment method, we ensure that every aspect of our developments is environmentally conscious and socially responsible. We also promote within our team, encouraging sustainable life choices by organising cycle to work days, offer free bike loans, and provide discounted travel options to our members. And let’s not forget our annual Green Week event, a vibrant celebration of sustainability that showcases our dedication to making progress in our sustainability journey which started in 2021. We believe Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership play a key role in demonstrating our dedication to making progress in our sustainability journey through collaboration & partnerships with our Members and wider Stakeholders.
While we take immense pride in our accomplishments, we recognize that our mission is far from complete. Over the next decade, we’ll push even further, relentlessly reducing our carbon footprint and championing sustainable practices across our entire organization.
OUR 2030 TARGETS
CREATING NET ZERO DEVELOPMENTS
With a relentless focus on upfront and operational energy demand, we will pioneer net zero operational carbon developments, slashing upfront carbon emissions by over 50% through innovative strategies like renewable energy generation, including the deployment of solar panels.
REDUCE OUR ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Through practices like regenerative elevator drives and harnessing the power of geothermal energy to heat our buildings, we are on a mission to cut operational carbon emissions by a staggering 50% per square metre for our managed buildings.
BOOST CAMPUS BIODIVERSITY
By managing our estate to maximise its biodiversity value, implementing wildlife-friendly external lights to combat night-time light pollution, and new and improved ecological habitats, we are dedicated to enhancing biodiversity and creating a haven where vibrant and diverse ecosystems thrive.
NO CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS LANDFILL
We are committed to bid farewell to landfills, as we aim to export zero waste, while ensuring over 90% of construction waste finds new life through recycling or recovery for purposes beyond energy generation.
ENABLING SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL FOR OUR MEMBERS
We’re blazing a trail towards a future of cleaner and greener mobility. From discounted bus fares and free bike loan options to convenient EV charging stations across our campus, we’re empowering our staff and visitors with the power of sustainable travel.
EXPLORE OUR BUILDINGS
2,200 m² of premium Grade A office space at Harwell Science & Innovation Campus.
7613 m² of grade A office space at ARC Uxbridge.
ARC is proud to be working with the UK Green Building Council to further promote sustainable building practices in the field of research and development. This partnership aims to create a better, more sustainable environment for science and innovation. By working together, we hope to lead the way in sustainable building design and set an example for other industries to follow contributing to the creation of a more sustainable future for all.
If you have any further questions about the sustainability vision at ARC, please contact our Sustainability Manager.