Monthly Archives: July 2010

Engaging Tenants in Recycling

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Energy and Sustainability Services

It seems like every couple of months another Jones Lang LaSalle property is recognized for market-leading sustainability efforts. Recently, Leigh-Ann McMahon Moody, the General Manager at The Clark Building in Bethesda, Maryland, received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Recycling for an Individual.

Montgomery County recognizes individuals and building management teams who… Read More

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White House Taps JLL on Retrofits

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Kenyattah A. Robinson
Vice President, Public Institutions

As interest in U.S. energy policy has moved beyond climate change to include national security and job creation, the conversation surrounding building energy retrofits has attracted interest from the highest levels of the Obama Administration.

At a White House forum on clean energy and sustainable buildings last week, Herman Bulls, CEO of… Read More

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BRIC countries' approaches to building green

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Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

A recent article on green buildings in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), highlighted in our most recent Global Sustainability Perspectives poses some interesting mindsets of how other countries are embracing sustainability.

  • India’s total inventory of LEED certified buildings has grown from 20,000 square feet in 2004 to 23
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Colleges pushing green to pull in students

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Energy and Sustainability Services

I was at a seminar recently where Dr. Mark Ratner talked about Northwestern University’s efforts to embrace sustainability throughout its operations.  One of the most interesting points he made was less about the “what” and more about the “why”. Northwestern has discovered that students are extremely interested in the University’s green activities… Read More

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Save energy by submetering commercial space

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Jean Savitsky
Energy and Sustainability Services

An owner of apartment buildings in New York City reduced energy usage at five properties by 26 percent—a total of 8 million kilowatt-hours per year—simply by installing sub-meters in units and charging the cost directly to renters.

Click here to read the full article reported by Multi-Housing News.

This is just the latest evidence that submetering electricity… Read More

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