Monthly Archives: January 2013

Are You Thinking Outside Your Perimeter?

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Energy and Sustainability Services

As building managers we tend to think inside our buildings, making sure they operate effectively.  But, in doing so, we are missing a bigger picture, because the office-place of the future extends well beyond the walls of the buildings that we manage.

The new workers coming into our spaces do not fit into offices or… Read More

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The Waste Reduction Dialog is in Full Swing!

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Michael Jordan
Strategic Consulting

The JLL Sustainability team is running a very cool photo contest designed to help improve waste reduction programs across America.   So far, a few dozen players have uploaded about 75 photos as part of our “visual dialog.”  As the game goes on, players are rating each photo and posting comments about how the photos… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.

Chicago Waves the Green Flag

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Energy and Sustainability Services

Many U.S. cities have initiated tremendous programs to become more sustainable through public and private efforts.

Most notable among recent plans is Chicago’s “2015 Sustainability Action Plan” published by Mayor Emanuel last September.  This comprehensive roadmap covers energy, transportation, water/wastewater, urban planning, recycling and climate change.

If other cities are seeking a model for building a similar all-encompassing… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.

What is a “green lease,” and why should I care about it?

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Meaghan Farrell
Strategic Consulting

This question is asked time and again by clients, brokers and other real estate professionals.  The simple answer is that green leases offer substantial benefits (both quantitative and qualitative) to both the clients who implement them and the owners of the buildings they occupy.   The financial value achieved through energy savings alone can be enough reason to… Read More

Categories: Green Leasing.

Happy New Year, LED Lights!

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Energy and Sustainability Services

The ball that dropped in Times Square at midnight on New Year’s had a special message that you might have missed … the age of the LED light is upon us.

This year the ball had 32,256 LED lights on it.  Just a few weeks ago the Empire State Building unveiled an array of LED… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.