Greendale has a long-standing family tradition of farming and working the land locally. This means the company has a deep respect for (and a vested interest in protecting) the immediate environment in and around Greendale Business Park. Recognising the need to address the pressing energy, climate and pollution issues currently affecting the global environment, Greendale is also working towards a number of ways to develop the Park into a more sustainable concern, with the joint aims of providing a healthier, more ecologically responsible workplace for tenants, and minimising its impact on both the local community and the wider world.
Several smaller-scale roof- and ground-mounted solar PV installations have also been developed to generate electricity. New buildings at the Park are designed to incorporate energy-saving technology wherever possible, with retrospective improvements to existing buildings also undertaken as required by individual occupiers.
Greendale’s sustainability programme will continue to evolve. The company has already carried out an extensive landscaping programme at the Park, in keeping with the rural setting. This provides a more pleasant working atmosphere for Park tenants, limits the visual impact of Park buildings on the immediate setting and (importantly) also benefits local wildlife. Exeter Beekeepers’ Association has established an Apiary at Greendale.
The park’s attenuation pond, used to store any surface water run-off, has also become a useful wildlife habitat. It is linked to the local footpath/cycle path network.