Version 1.0 Produced 2011-09-01
The Estates Management Statistics collection (EMS) is a data collection initiative which began within the sector through Association of University Estates Directors (AUDE) and was jointly funded by the UK funding councils.
EMS was established in 1999 to provide Higher Education sector with standardized, reliable and useful property information to help managers understand current performance, promote sharing of best practice and drive improvements. Return of data was optional for institutions, though in practice the majority of institutions have provided data in each year. Collection and processing of the data was contracted out to Investment Property Databank (IPD).
In 2008-09 it was announced that the Funding Councils were no longer going to provide direct funding for this activity and HESA was asked to take on the responsibility, with funding coming through the subscriptions of institutions in the same way as other data streams. Further details about this decision were provided in the EMS joint statement issued February 2010.
Full information about the data required can be found within the Data definitions.
A small number of items are mandatory for institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The entire collection is optional for institutions in Scotland, although they are encouraged to make use of the system.
|The mandatory items are||Rationale|
|D11.C13 Gross internal area Total Non-Residential||C|
|D11.C14 Gross internal area Residential||C|
|D11.C01 Gross internal area Total HEI||C|
|D12.C13 Net internal area Total Non-Residential||C, CIF|
|D20a.C13a Building condition Total Non-Residential - Condition A||C, CIF|
|D20a.C13b Building condition Total Non-Residential - Condition B||C, CIF|
|D20a.C13c Building condition Total Non-Residential - Condition C||C, CIF|
|D20a.C13d Building condition Total Non-Residential - Condition D||C, CIF|
|D20b.C13a Building condition: cost to upgrade Total Non-Residential - Condition D to B||C, CIF|
|D20b.C13b Building condition: cost to upgrade Total Non-Residential - Condition C to B||C, CIF|
|D21.C13a Functional suitability Total Non-Residential - Grade 1 (Excellent)||C, CIF|
|D21.C13b Functional suitability Total Non-Residential - Grade 2 (Good)||C, CIF|
|D21.C13c Functional suitability Total Non-Residential - Grade 3 (Fair)||C, CIF|
|D21.C13d Functional suitability Total Non-Residential - Grade 4 (Poor)||C. CIF|
|D24.C13 Insurance replacement value Total Non-Residential||C, CIF|
|D38b.C13 Water consumption Total Non-Residential||C, CIF, CO2|
|D38b.C14 Water consumption Residential||C, CO2|
|D38b.C01 Water consumption Total HEI||C, CO2|
|D38c.C13 Energy emissions Total Non-Residential||C, CIF, CO2|
|D38c.C14 Energy emissions Residential||C, CO2|
|D38c.C01 Energy emissions Total HEI||C, CO2|
|D73.C01a Waste Total HEI - Recycled||C, CO2|
|D73.C01b Waste Total HEI - Incineration||C, CO2|
|D73.C01c Waste Total HEI - Other Methods||C|
|D73.C01d Waste Total HEI - Used to create Energy||C|
|D73.C01 Waste Total HEI||C, CIF|
|Key to column rationale|
|Core sector data||C|
Full definitions for these mandatory data items can be found under the Data definitions.