Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Business Case for Commercial and Industrial Waste Conversion

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Contributor Kyle Goehring, JLL’s VP of Alternative Energy Services, discusses waste conversion as a strategy for organizations that seek to reduce their waste output. This topic will be discussed in greater detail at Infocast’s upcoming Waste Conversion Development and Finance Summit at the Law Offices of Baker & McKenzie in Chicago, IL (September 29-October 1, 2015). To register for the summit, please click here. 

As more and more organizations identify and publicly state their sustainability objectives,… Read More

The ‘Quiet Riot’ Is Changing the Workplace

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Why are more and more workplaces focusing on acoustic control as a means to improve the employee experience?

Because the impact on productivity is undeniable.  Below are examples of independent studies on the impact of implementing appropriate “speech privacy” measures and related acoustical conditions on office workers:

 

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Climate Reality: Is Your Organization Prepared for the Effects of Climate Change?

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Contributor Carey Guerin-Oliver, VP of Learning and Development for JLL’s Energy & Sustainability Services group, discusses the importance of preparing your business for extreme weather. 

Sitting in the second row of tables at the latest Climate Reality Leadership training in Toronto, I was surprised.

As a sustainability professional in the real estate sector for the last 5 years, I am aware of the increasing number of extreme weather events, in large part due to… Read More

Sustainability Gets a Seat At the Table

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Guest contributor Mark Ohringer, JLL’s General Counsel, discusses the importance of corporate sustainability and social responsibility. 

When I attend external conferences, I am often asked by my peers about the size of our sustainability teams. To be sure, investing in a sustainability function through dedicated staff signals a company’s commitment to acting as a good corporate citizen, reducing environmental impacts and focusing on well-being and people. A comprehensive ethics program also reinforces… Read More

Alternative Energy: Five Things You Need to Know About Solar

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Understanding your alternative energy options can be daunting. This series demystifies the different sources of alternative energy and provides key points that you should consider when reviewing your alternative energy options. This week’s topic introduces solar energy.

Within recent years, solar energy has gained considerable traction and momentum as a leading source of alternative energy. Solar installations can take many forms, from systems installed on rooftops and carports, to ground-mounted systems, to community-shared… Read More