Our performance

 

As a responsible business it is essential that we look to reduce resource consumption, both through our managed properties and also our development programme.

Measuring and managing resource consumption

We monitor energy and water consumption at our managed buildings as well as waste produced and its disposal route. By monitoring energy and water usage, we are able to identify opportunities to make savings, reducing operational costs for our occupiers and mitigating our impact on the environment.

We provide consumption information to our occupiers at Environmental Working Groups and tenant meetings. These meetings help identify opportunities to work together to reduce our impact on the environment and inform our occupiers own sustainability policies.

Whilst the carbon emissions and resource consumption from our development sites are not directly attributable to us, we recognise our contribution in producing these emissions and require our contractors to monitor and manage their consumption.

Providing performance data

The figures below provide headline analysis of energy and water consumption, carbon emission and waste collected on a like-for-like basis, using the operational control approach outlined in EPRA guidelines.

For further details on our Basis of Reporting, absolute information and more detailed analysis, please refer to our Environmental Data Report.

Energy consumption

 

2014/15

2015/16

% Change

Total fossil fuels (kWh)

15,383,491

13,878,216

-10

Total electricity (kWh)

40,172,012

40,274,018

0.25

Total energy (kWh)

55,555,503

54,152,234

-3

Total normalised GIFA (m2)

244,934

244,934

-

Total energy intensity (kWh per m2)

226.82

221.09

-3

 

Carbon emissions

 

2014/15

2015/16

% Change

Scope 1 (tonnes CO2 )

2,845

2,560

-10

Scope 2 (tonnes CO2)

26,912

24,938

-7

Gross emissions (tonnes CO2)

29,757

27,498

-8

Reduction in emissions due to purchase of green tariff electricity (tonnes CO2)

26,400

24,938

-

Net emissions (tonnes CO2)

3,358

2,560

-

Tenant submetered usage from landlord energy supplies is included in our emissions reporting in line with EPRA reporting guidelines.

Carbon emissions factors also increased during the year, which has had an effect on our reported emissions. Our like-for-like energy consumption decreased by 3% during the year.

Scope 3 emissions

 

2014/15

2015/16

Carbon (tonnes CO2) from electricity and fuel used at our development sites

Not reported

638

Travel emissions from flights and car journeys made for business purposes (this does not include commuting)

Not reported

89

 

Water consumption

 

2014/15

2015/16

% Change

Total water (m3)

122,196

125,970

3

Total normalised GIFA (m2)

244,934

244,934

-

Total water intensity (m3 per m2)

0.50

0.51

3

Consumption of water increased by 3% on a like-for-like basis. This is due to water consumption increasing in buildings where cycle centres have been introduced.

Waste collected

 

2013/14

2014/15

% Change

Total waste collected (tonnes)

731.97

 1067.96

46

Total waste diverted from landfill (tonnes)

731.97

1067.96

46

Total waste incinerated with energy recovery (tonnes)

248.21

310.93

25

% waste diverted from landfill

100%

100%

-

Total waste increased on a like-for-like basis by 46%. This is due to an increased occupancy at our larger buildings. 

Our plans for the future

For the year ending 31 March 2017, we plan to reduce our energy consumption by 2.5% on a like-for-like basis with a view to achieving similar reductions year-on-year until 2020.

We also plan to achieve an annual carbon intensity reduction of 6.3% and reduce our carbon emissions intensity by 40% by 31 March 2022.