VP, Sustainability Strategy
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, Intel, Nike and Starbucks are also signatories.
Why should you join? Residential and commercial building energy consumption accounts for approximately 38 percent of America’s greenhouse-gas emissions — and even more in some cities, such as New York. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial buildings in the U.S. pay a total of nearly $170 billion a year on energy bills, despite numerous cost-effective opportunities to cut waste.
We believe that we can tackle climate change through energy efficiency and other means, while bolstering American economic opportunities. Experts estimate that America could cut its total energy use and emissions in half with deep, but cost-saving, policy reforms.
To sign up for the Climate Declaration as a company or as an individual, complete the following steps:
- Visit the Ceres website at www.ceres.org/bicep/climate-declaration
- Click either “Sign as a company” or “Sign as an individual” and fill out the simple form
In just a couple of minutes, you too can become a signatory!