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87.9ResidentalRentalsWhenmeasuringcertainareasofenvironmentalperformancelikenaturalgasconsumptionthemajorityofMintosimpactcomesfromourownedandoperatedproperties.HoweverMintoalsoactivelyimplementsadvancedtechnologiesandpracticeslikeprogrammablethermostatsenhancedinsulationandheatrecoveryventilatorsintoournewhomes.ThesetechnologiesempowerMintohomeownerstoreducetheirenvironmentalimpactandsaveonmonthlyutilitybills.SimilarlythroughsalestraininghomeownermanualsandinformationsessionsMintoaimstoshareknowledgeaboutthebenetsofowningahealthiermoreefcienthome.OPERATEDPROPERTIESNATURALGASPERFORMANCEcomparedto1031062in20092.6Commercial1057920m3ofnaturalgas5.4Commercialcomparedto327281in2009-18.2Hospitality267682m3ofnaturalgas1.4Hospitalitycomparedto17896801in2009-4.2-20.2ResidentalRentals17144936m3ofnaturalgascomparedto1289385in20091029562m3ofnaturalgas5.3Communities2012TOTALSATAGLANCENATURALGASCASESTUDYHelpinghomeownerssavemoneyenergyMintosreductioninnaturalgasconsumptioncanbeattributedtoamilderwinterandongoingenergymanagementinitiativessuchasboilerretrotshotwaterconservationoptimizedbuildingautomationcontrolsandoperationalimprovementssuchasemployeetraining.With180Kentreachingfulloccupancyin2012commercialgasconsumptionincreasedbutintensitydecreasedduetothebuildingsoperationalefciencies.In2012CommunitiesremainedfocusedonitsbiggestareaofimpactimprovingtheenergyperformanceofMintosnewhomeswhicharedesignedandbuilttooutperformtypicalhousingstockandmeetENERGYSTARandLEEDrequirements.NewMintohomesincludeprogrammablethermostats19500100m3ofnaturalgasCOMMUNITIESPost-constructiontooccupancyplussalescentresMINTO2012EnvironmentalReport7