To reduce the environmental footprint of the assets under management and monitor our progress on an ongoing basis, Redevco is in the process of certifying the complete portfolio with BREEAM In-Use by the end of 2016. This is the basis for defining and implementing improvements to future proof our portfolio. Currently 88% of our invested volume is BREEAM certified.
We selected BREEAM as the green building rating scheme, because it provides us with a common framework across Europe and the flexibility to adapt criteria recognising local legislation and circumstances.
Every year we collect data about energy consumption, carbon emissions and water intensity across our portfolio in order to get a better understanding of the local impact of our buildings. We depend highly on our tenants to provide us with the data as they purchase energy and water for the properties they rent. The good cooperation with our tenants has allowed us to include this data in the report. For our 2015/2016 report, we decided to leave out the energy intensity figures of our properties as enables us to publish the report, and with that inform our stakeholders considerably earlier than previous years. We still collect and disclose this information, only at a later stage. We value the input of our stakeholders and seek their help and support in our continuous journey to contribute to reducing any negative impacts of our portfolio.