Monthly Archives: August 2015

Employees, Go Home!

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Want to save money?  Send your employees home.

It’s cheaper.  And, they will be happier.

Deloitte Touche assumes an average seat cost of $12,000 per employee for traditional office space, while the cost is only $10,000 for a tele-working employee.

Gartner research notes that IBM slashed its annual real estate cost by $50 million through tele-working.  Sun Microsystems saves $68 million per year.

But, the… Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility… Is It For Real?

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It’s standard practice these days for companies to brag about their accomplishments in social responsibility, including sustainability.

Is it a good thing?

Here at JLL, we think corporate social responsibility is important for a number of reasons. First, just talking about social responsibility means companies are thinking about it. Ten years ago that was not the case.  Second, producing these corporate responsibility reports require time and effort. There are programs to describe and statistics… Read More

They’re Not Making It Easy, Being Green

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This article, written by JLL’s UK Sustainability Director Alex Edds, was originally published in Building, a leading publication within the UK’s construction industry. To access the original Building article, please click here. 

 

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Back in 2010 David Cameron pledged to run the “greenest government ever” yet climate change barely featured… Read More

How Obama’s Power Plant Rule Affects Commercial Real Estate

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Posted by: Dave Gralnik

Energy & Sustainability Services

 

President Obama’s Power Plant Rule imposes greenhouse gas emission targets on utilities on a state-by-state basis.

While the target is fossil-fuel generating plants, the impact will reach owners of commercial real estate, and the opportunity could be a (sorry) windfall.

Of the many ways that utilities will respond, encouraging customers to use renewable energy on-site or through the… Read More

Meet Your Carbon Reduction Goals Through Client Advocacy

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Posted by: Dave Gralnik

Energy & Sustainability Services

 

Following President Obama’s unveiling of his climate change plan earlier this week, reducing carbon emissions is now top of mind for many. For some, alternative energy solutions, like wind and solar, are familiar options, but for others, the announcement opened up a conversation about what alternative energy is and what options exist. While the plan did… Read More