We are committed to increasing the amount of renewable electricity generated on our sites and pioneering low carbon technologies to improve the efficiency of our assets.
We're seeing more on-site renewable generation come to life as new developments and refurbishments complete and the technologies we specified in design are activated.
We source 100% of our electricity supplies through our corporate contract from REGO-backed renewable sources and are committed to achieving 3MW of renewable electricity capacity by 2030.
What we’ve achieved
As of 1 April 2016, all the sites we manage are supplied by SmartestEnergy, the UK’s first officially certified 100% renewable electricity producer. And we are proud to have been the first property company to join RE100, a group of influential businesses committed to renewable energy.
We purchase green gas, a low carbon substitute for mined or fracked gas. To create it, organic matter such as food or garden waste is put in an air-tight tank. Bacteria then break down the matter, releasing methane-rich biogas. Currently, green gas makes up 15% of our gas purchases.
Landsec is showing its pioneering leadership by supporting the UK’s growing biomethane-to-grid industry"
Chief Executive of Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd and the Green Gas Certification Scheme
Last year our largest solar photo-voltaic system produced a quarter of a million kWh of electricity, that's enough to power over 200 average UK homes for a year. We continue to increase our renewable power capacity and in April 2018 installed a 30 kW system on the roof of Westgate, Oxford. This system will supply renewable power to the centre's lifts, escalators and lighting.