Monthly Archives: January 2016

Energy and Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2016

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JLL’s Real Views spoke with Dan Probst, JLL’s Chairman of Sustainability and Energy Services, about energy and sustainability trends that will drive change throughout 2016. For the full video, please click here

business analyzeFrom the falling prices of crude oil to President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, energy and sustainability topics gained considerable attention worldwide in 2015. What are the key trends to watch in energy and sustainability for 2016?

In 2015, governments and businesses made energy and sustainability a priority – setting the stage for accelerated developments in 2016:… Read More

The Paris Agreement: What does it mean for businesses and individuals?

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JLL’s Dan Probst and Sarah Nicholls joined world leaders and experts from the private and public sectors at the United Nations climate conference – known as COP21 – in Paris in December, and blogged about their experiences here. Below, Sarah Nicholls discusses the COP21 outcome – known as the Paris Agreement – and what it means for the real estate and professional services industries, and you as an individual.

The message from COP21 was clear. Achieving a climate change agreement was the first step:  the hard work begins now. This is particularly true for our clients and the wider real estate industry where significant opportunities exist.

What does the Paris Agreement mean for the real estate industry?COP21_Conference

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, buildings account for “about 40% of global energy… and they emit approximately 1/3 of greenhouse gas emissions.” It is unsurprising then that more than half of the 158 carbon reduction plans submitted by UN members, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), include measures to cut energy use in buildings. The industry has a number of levers to deliver on these ambitions such as net-zero emissions buildings and value chains; renewable energy strategies; and energy efficiency retrofitting.… Read More

Maximizing Energy Savings: Addressing the Building Envelope

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Interested in learning more about maximizing your building’s energy savings? Join us for an upcoming webcast on Friday, January 15 at 12:30pm EST. To register for this free webcast, please click here.

The energy performance of existing buildings is an important part of the future energy landscape, and a major challenge for building owners and operators.

BuildingEnvelopeIn order to address rising energy costs and reduce energy consumption, it is essential that we examine ways to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings – which includes not only improving system efficiencies, but also upgrading the physical structure itself.

Whether retrofitting existing windows to reduce summer heat load and winter heat loss (as JLL did at the Empire State Building in New York City) or installing more energy efficient insulation, updates to a building’s envelope can achieve considerable energy savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.… Read More

The Paris Agreement is a good framework to tackle climate change. But let’s not settle.

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JLL’s Dan Probst and Sarah Nicholls joined world leaders and experts from the private and public sectors at the United Nations climate conference – known as COP21 – in Paris in December, and blogged about their experiences here. Below, Sarah Nicholls discusses the COP21 outcome – known as the Paris Agreement – and what it means for the world and for business.  

At the COP21 conference last month, 195 countries agreed to limit greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to curb global warming. This outcome – referred to as the Paris Agreement – stipulates an overarching objective to limit global temperatures from rising above 2 degrees Celsius relative to pre-industrial levels. To deliver on this aim, UN members submitted carbon reduction plans, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), ahead of COP21. The delivery of the INDCs is the responsibility of each member.

We can acknowledge that COP21 led to a huge, unprecedented milestone: a global climate change agreement on this scale has never been achieved before. So we’re on the right path.… Read More