Water consumption

Overall, energy consumption has increased within the operational estate. This is as a result of a growing presence across our operating regions and improved data capture processes.

During 2015, energy improvement audits were conducted at all our major UK sites. The recommendations have been integrated into plans for implementation in 2016 and into 2017. Energy audits have been planned at our largest energy consuming sites in all regions and energy and carbon reduction targets are being established.

Within the investment portfolio there has been an overall reduction in energy consumed. In properties held consistently for two years, energy consumption has reduced by three per cent as a result of energy reduction projects and engagement programmes.

Reporting period: 1 October to 30 September
Units: Cubic metres

2015 2014 2013
Asia occupied 115,905 99,250 97,800
Continental Europe occupied 679
UK occupied 50,861 50,636 50,861
US occupied 65,271 79,388 78,546
Total occupied 232,716 229,275 227,207
Total investments 504,361 454,931 602,569