For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized JLL with the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.
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You’ve probably seen the ENERGY STAR® logo – displayed on energy efficient appliances, highlighted in public service announcements, and called out in marketing materials. It’s also no secret that energy efficiency and cost savings go hand-in-hand – whether you’re driving a hybrid vehicle or operating an energy efficient building.
But are you aware of the value that ENERGY STAR® can bring to your buildings (and your business) beyond reducing your utility bills?
Here are 3 key things that you need to know, especially as you consider pursuing ENERGY STAR ® certification for your buildings:
- Energy efficient buildings impact the bottom line well beyond cost savings – by generating more income and driving higher occupancy rates. Buildings that are ENERGY STAR® certified are proven to generate more income and have higher occupancy rates than compared to similar buildings that are not energy efficient. In addition, Federal Agencies are required by law (Executive Order 13514) to lease space from ENERGY STAR®-certified facilities – so by achieving this certification, you open up opportunities to lease your space to federal tenants.
- More and more, city and state governments are setting energy efficiency requirements for commercial building projects – and ENERGY STAR® standards are frequently incorporated as part of these mandates. Achieving ENERGY STAR® certification can help you to more effectively navigate this changing regulatory landscape and prepare you to respond to future changes in legislation.
- ENERGY STAR® can help you to achieve your organization’s sustainability objectives – which are more important than ever before to your employees, clients, shareholders, and communities than ever before. By helping you reduce energy consumption, ENERGY STAR® also helps you to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. ENERGY STAR®’s programs also help you to quantify and verify your organization’s environmental impact, helping you to prove your commitment to sustainability in clear, well-defined terms.
Interested in pursuing ENERGY STAR® certification for your facilities? Contact Jessica Dommer to learn more.
Jessica Dommer is a Senior Analyst for JLL’s Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) group. In this role, Jessica supports JLL’s ENERGY STAR® portfolio by partnering with business line and finance leaders to quantify the financial impact of JLL’s ENERGY STAR® programs and preparing key analytical reports. Jessica is a LEED Green Associate.