Monthly Archives: April 2010

Disclosure of Energy Performance in Australia

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Anita Mitchell
Energy and Sustainability Services, Asia Pacific

A change is in the air in Australia after the introduction of the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill into Parliament on 18 March. The Bill aims to ensure that credible and meaningful energy efficiency information is given to prospective purchasers and lessees of large commercial office space.

The Bill requires owners and head… Read More

Helping Canadian Schools Get Greener!

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Simone Skopek
Energy and Sustainability Services, Canada

Jones Lang LaSalle is partnering with Canada’s largest school board to take a fresh approach to sustainability.

We want to cut carbon emissions of almost 600 Toronto schools by 40%. Faced with aging buildings, a limited budget and a large bureaucracy, this will be a 10-year challenge!

Unlike the typical approach,… Read More

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The great sustainable printing controversy solved

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Bob Best
Investor Services Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

If you printed out the sentence you are now reading, does it use more ink than it should? The answer is yes.

Several of our employees, in the true spirit of sustainable practices, suggested that we change our default printing font because they read that certain fonts… Read More

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Earth Day: Simple is Better

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Dan Pufunt
Property Management


Today is Earth Day, and it’s a good time to think about the simple things that property managers can do or start thinking about to improve sustainability. Even the simpliest, smallest efforts add up and can create a healthier workplace, a healthier bottom line, and a healthier and more sustainable global community.

Here a ten ideas… Read More

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“Why” Companies Should Care

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Michael Jordan
Energy and Sustainability Services

The CoreNet Global Spring Summit, the biggest  corporate real estate gathering of the season,  just concluded. Many of the sessions explored typical CRE topics such as portfolio value creation, but in keeping with the Summit’s “Business Unusual” theme of innovation, many of the topics touched on—or at least reminded me of—sustainability.

Some sessions… Read More

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