Category Archives: Americas

4 things you need to know about solar battery storage

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Simone Concha, JLL’s Director of Sustainability – Australia, discusses the concept of solar battery storage and what it means for your business. To learn more about the benefits that solar battery storage can bring to your organization, contact JLL’s Alternative Energy Services team.    

What is a solar battery?

Solar battery storage is a way of saving the energy generated by solar panels, to be used at a time when the sun is not shining. It’s more significant than you may think: while traditional solar power is considered “variable” – because it is affected by weather, time of day, and other factors – solar battery storage offers a consistent, reliable alternative.

As a result, solar battery storage has the potential to drive down the cost of renewable electricity and increase the uptake of electric cars – both of which are important milestones in the transition to a low carbon economy.… Read More

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

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 climate change. However,… Read More

How Obama’s Power Plant Rule Affects Commercial Real Estate

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Dave Gralnik

 

 

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 growing trend toward… Read More

2030 Districts

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Jiri Skopek

 

 

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Jiri Skopek
Energy and Sustainability

Judging from the second summit in Seattle, the 2030 District initiative is taking off! In addition to current established districts in Seattle, LA, Denver, Pittsburgh and Cleveland —several other 2030 Districts are emerging, or are about to declare the full membership. Among those are San Francisco, Toronto, Dallas, San Antonio, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Ithaca and Stamford. Focused typically on… Read More