Topping out of net zero carbon hotel

illustration of net zero Zeal Hotel at Exeter Science Park
Zeal Hotels held a topping-out ceremony for voco Zeal Exeter Science Park.

The four-star hotel, constructed with half the embodied carbon of a standard hotel, will generate 100 per cent of electricity consumed through the photo voltaic roof and wall panels, positioning it in line with the 2050 Paris Agreement requirements and exceeding 2030 targets.

The building, which achieved the BREEAM Outstanding rating at design stage, is on schedule of a 75-week construction programme. As a fully sustainable operation, produce will be sourced locally or grown on site, stimulate economic growth through job creation and investment and attract the environmentally conscious to the city. voco Zeal Exeter Science Park remains on schedule to complete this year, with official opening planned for January 2025.