Sustainability features accross Ness Botanic Gardens
- Solar Photovoltaic Panels (PV) on buildings
- 64 acres of picturesque gardens supporting a rich range of different habitats
- Host to a wide variety of amphibians, birds, insects, mammals and reptiles
- 10,000 types (taxa) of plants can be found in the gardens
- Horticultural and academic collection of plants to study how climate change affects wild plants
- Botany and plant collections of Betula and Sorbus
- Aquaponics system to grow fish and crops together in a closed-loop ecosystem
- 50 artificial ponds investigating impacts of warming on ponds and shallow lakes
- Solar farm solar panels and meteorological station.
The Masterplan Estate Strategy 2026+ reviews and rationalises the University estate through a combination of aims related to quality, efficiency, functional suitability and sustainability. All new builds aim to achieve BREEAM Excellent standards for sustainable construction.
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