Sustainability strategy: water

We’re finding ways to reduce the water we use, especially in labs.
The exterior of the Crick.


We’re reducing water use across the building.

To help us find the areas where we can make the most significant reductions, we are putting in place a monitoring system for drinking water and laboratory water.


6% reduction in water use by 2028

Our goal

  • 6% reduction in water use across the building.

How are we going to do this?

  • Establishing a baseline for our water use
  • Monitoring our water use across the building on a monthly basis
  • Calculating carbon emissions associated with our water use
  • Installing smart water meters in our labs and drinking water areas
  • Reviewing our tap and shower flow rates and reducing any that have a higher flow rate than needed
  • Studying water reuse opportunities within the building