The Urban Land Institute Greenprint Center for Building Performance released a report October 17 showing that a group of more than 1,600 global investment properties reduced their energy use by more than 4 percent and their CO2 emissions by more than 8 percent last year, compared with 2010. The Greenprint Performance Report concluded that energy savings totaled more than 140 million KWh, and the emissions reduction was equivalent to not consuming almost 1.06 million barrels of oil. The properties also reduced water consumption by 3 percent and increased investment in renewable energy by almost 11 percent. The organization has set a target to reduce overall emissions in its portfolio by 50 percent by 2030, compared to a 2009 baseline.