Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lights out to turn sustainability on

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Carey Guerin
Sustainability University

With this month’s Sustainablity Sessions webcast on “Lighting Upgrade and Efficiency Strategies” and the Earth Hour event on March 31st, I’ve got lamps, ballasts and Fiji on my mind. Why Fiji? Well, who wouldn’t want to be thinking about Fiji? More about Fiji in a minute.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of Earth Hour. An event… Read More

Earth Hour: changing the world one step at a time

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Frederico Vasconcellos
Jones Lang LaSalle, Brazil

How much energy can you save by turning off a light? It depends on how many times you do it.

The Jones Lang LaSalle Latin American team in Brazil first participated in Earth Hour in 2008, and our effort continues to grow. Last year, we achieved a reduction of 11,216 kWh for our clients, equivalent to almost… Read More

Jones Lang LaSalle Combines Solar Power, Human Ingenuity and Community Outreach to Change Lives

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Dee Miller
Jones Lang LaSalle 

As a real estate firm, we know first hand about the impact that buildings have on the environment – both in terms of pollution and the economy and in terms of energy costs. As a result, Jones Lang LaSalle is dedicated to sustainability, with over 900 LEED accredited professionals.

However, sustainability isn’t the only thing we’re committed… Read More

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Energy Independence Not A Pipe Dream Anymore

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services 

In a New York Times article, Clifford Krauss and Eric Lipton outlined some good news for Americans worried about our foreign dependence on energy … we are, in fact, weaning ourselves off of foreign oil.  In 2011 we imported 45 percent of the liquid fuels we use, down from a record high… Read More

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Towers of Babel

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Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

One of the underlying themes of the Verge conference was “sharing”:  Sharing cars through Buzzcar, standards for energy performance measurement, making data public, and generally pulling together to overcome energy and sustainability challenges.  Virtually every speaker touched on some aspect of social networking, shared analytics and rising levels of standardization… Read More