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ABOUTTHISREPORTThisReportsummarizesMintos2012environmentalperformance.DatafromthisReportcoverstheperiodfromJanuarytoDecember2012.Environmentalperformanceismeasuredincarbonemissionsnaturalgasconsumptionelectricityconsumptionwaterconsumptionconstructionwastegeneratedanddivertedthirdpartycerticationsandemployeerelatedtravelemissions.Performanceisreportedbothastotalsandpersquarefootintensities.Thechosenbaseyearis2009andhasbeencalculatedinaccordancewiththeGreenhouseGasGHGProtocolsaccountingandreportingprinciplesforaccuracytransparencyandconsistencyovertime.Performanceiscomparedto2009withtwoexceptionswasteandemployeetravelrelatedemissionswhichweremeasuredagainsta2010baselineduetoinsufcientdataavailability.METHODOLOGYAllbuildingperformancedatawasrecordedfrombuildingsusingtheoperationalcontrolapproachfromJanuarytoDecember2012.WiththisapproachMintoreports100ofthebuildingemissionsforwhichithasdailyoperationalcontrolandthepowertoimplementenergyandoperationalpolicies.Allguresdisclosedarethebestavailabletotalsgatheredfromutilitybillswasteauditsandbusinessexpensereports.CARBONCALCULATIONMETHODOLOGYTotalcarbonfootprintiscalculatedbasedonGHGProtocolCorporateStandardguidelines.TheGHG-denedorganizationalboundaryhasbeendeterminedusingtheoperationalcontrolapproach.ThisisinkeepingwithREALpacICFsBestPracticesinaccountingforGHGEmissionsintheCommercialRealEstateSector.PreviousyearsEmployeeImpactswererecalculatedtobeconsistentyear-over-yearwiththeUnitedStatesEnvironmentalProtectionAgencyEPAClimateLeadersTravelcalculationsguidance.Totalcarbonfootprintdoesnotincludeindirectemissionscausedasaresultofourbusinessactivitiessuchasemployeecommutingfuelusedforon-sitepropertymaintenanceorwasterecyclingdisposalthefootprintisreportedagainstMintos2009baseline.Thebaselineresultshavebeenrecalculatedusingbestavailableconsumptionguresandtoaccountforanyinorganicgrowthordeclinethatwasexperiencedsince2009.ForexamplewhenMintopurchasesabuildingitassumesownershipofthebuildingshistoricalemissions.LIMITATIONSDuetoinsufcientdatain20092010waschosenasabaseyearforbothconstructionwasteandemployeeimpacts.MintocurrentlydoesnotmeasurethefuelusedduringMintoCommunitiesconstructionbutisinvestigatingopportunitiestogatherandreportthisinformationfromsuppliersinthefuture.MintoFloridawastediversionratesarenotincludedduetoinsufcientdata.16MINTO2012EnvironmentalReport