Monthly Archives: January 2011

A real estate panel on retrofit financing

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Posted by:
Colin Dyer
Chief Executive Officer, Jones Lang LaSalle

The following post is an excerpt from Colin Dyer’s blog commentary on the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. To read the entire post, click here.

The real estate group met Friday afternoon. The Forum has been working steadily, with input from our firm, on ways to finance… Read More

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Sustainable theme at Davos

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Christian Ulbrich
Chief Executive Officer, EMEA

The following is an excerpt from a blog post at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Click here to read the entire blog.

While real estate is not a main topic at the WEF conference, it definitely is a big part of many of the questions which are discussed… Read More

Categories: EMEA.

Make hay while the sun shines

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Posted by:
Peter Belisle
Energy and Sustainability Services, President

Solar power capacity in the U.S. doubled in 2010 and broke the one-gigawatt mark for the first time, according The Solar Energy Industries Association in a report that estimates capacity could double again in 2011. Falling solar installation costs and enhanced efficiency are helping to drive the market, but… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.

Sustainability reporting, but not as we know it

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Jonny McCaig
EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services

As companies, investors and regulators develop increasingly sophisticated ways to tell the story of corporate performance, a new sustainability reporting trend has emerged – integrated reporting. Is this simply hot air or a potential ‘game-changer’?

Most companies are some way off true integrated reporting, but pioneers – such as HSBC, Novo… Read More

Categories: EMEA.

Got questions? Get answers

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Posted by:
Peter Belisle
Energy and Sustainability Services, President

What program should a property manager use to track and report an office building’s carbon footprint? What are some innovative ways to communicate sustainability successes to tenants and owners? How can a landlord make an energy retrofit work financially where tenants pay the operating costs?

These are some… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.