The trouble was that nothing is ever as simple as it looks. For example, our studios are located over various sites – all leased and with different utility arrangements at each one. Some of our old Victorian buildings have gas/electric meters that have been installed in dribs and drabs over the years and feed quite illogical parts of the buildings - at least from a 21st century perspective. Some buildings had water meters, others did not. And as for trying to figure out whose rubbish is whose on shared sites - it was impossible.
All hands were required on deck. We formed a working party – The Green Team – to look into all this in detail. The Green Team had representation from every department – Finance, Property, Gallery, Education and Core. After a long time a-thinking (and it really did take a while to get to the bottom of all this), it boiled down to two choices. We either rely on good guestimates or we strip down our focus to that which we know we can measure. We decided on the latter….