“Friendly Competition” in the Chicago Skyline

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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 public disclosure of energy performance, here at JLL we are excited about the friendly competition. 

“You want people to know these are good energy performers and these are not good energy performers, because hopefully the ones who are not good performers will work to improve their energy efficiency,” Bob quoted.

JLL is in a great position to take on Chicago’s challenge.  95 percent of our buildings already use the Energy Star system, leading to countless energy efficiency improvements.

We hope the rest of Chicago can see the value in this type of benchmarking, and help JLL unlock the potential for energy savings in ALL Chicago buildings!

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