Monthly Archives: August 2013

Joining the Climate Change Declaration

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 Posted by:
Meaghan Farrell
VP, Sustainability Strategy 
@meaghancfarrell

In May, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. signed the Climate Declaration, a call for a coordinated effort to combat climate change. Becoming a signatory underscores our view that climate change is a serious global challenge that represents a major economic opportunity in terms of energy savings.  Global companies including General Motors, Unilever, Nestle, Swiss Re,… Read More

“Friendly Competition” in the Chicago Skyline

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Posted by:
Jessica Pasciak
Energy and Sustainability Services

JLL’s own Bob Best was quoted in a Chicago Tribune Article “A Skyline Power Play”, describing a potential new city of Chicago ordinance.

Chicago buildings over 50,000 sq. ft. would be required to enter energy consumption data into EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager system, and the results could be PUBLC.

While some groups, like BOMA, oppose the… Read More

Stop the #$*%&^@ Noise!

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Posted by:
Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

 

Here’s a piece of the sustainability puzzle that few people talk about (because nobody can hear them!)

I am talking about noise pollution.  Not jackhammers or heavy equipment, but the invasive amount of noise creeping into our lives.  In restaurants.  In airports.  In hotel lobbies.

The other day I was in a hotel lobby, just trying to… Read More

Sustainability: What does it actually mean?

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Alex Edds
Energy and Sustainability Services

This may seem like a strange title for an article written in 2013 for we now live in a world where one cannot avoid news about the demise of our planet’s resources or the threat of climate change. The growing consensus amongst business leaders, concerned citizens and even government is that we need to adopt a more sustainable path… Read More

Getting Tenants into Energy Efficiency

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Posted by:
Jessica Pascaik
Energy and Sustainability Services

 

The Natural Resource Defense Council’s (NRDC) Center for Market Innovation (CMI) has started a project that is a win-win for both tenants and building owners. 

The High Performance Tenant Demonstration Project is aimed at accelerating demand for energy efficient tenant spaces in commercial offices.  

The best time for tenants to think about energy efficiency projects are when… Read More