Category Archives: Big Data

Connecting the dots between sustainability, smart buildings and strategy

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In February, JLL’s Dan Probst attended the GreenBiz Forum, where Colin Dyer, JLL’s President and CEO, spoke about the importance of sustainability to the C-Suite. You can learn more about why sustainability matters to the CEO here and here. Below, Dan brings the discussion full-circle, by highlighting the ways in which smart building technology can help your business to bridge this divide between sustainability and strategy.

It’s a common misconception that energy efficiency begets sustainability. In reality, sustainability is about much more than energy: it’s about serving the interests of your organization’s key stakeholders, including your employees, clients, and shareholders.

It’s crucial to consider the bigger picture, especially when determining how sustainability fits within your corporate strategy. The good news? Smart building technology has never been more affordable or accessible – and incorporating smart technology into your building operations can help you take your sustainability program to the next level by helping you to meet your stakeholders’ increasing expectations for a more efficient, interactive and innovative workplace.

So, what do you need to consider when thinking about how smart building technology can help you to achieve your sustainability objectives and, by extension, drive your business strategy?Read More

Behind-the-scenes: Smart building innovations at the Purdue Center for High Performance Buildings

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It’s no secret that new technologies are changing how your buildings operate and how your people work. But where should you look to stay abreast of the latest and greatest developments in smart building technology? Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at Purdue University’s Center for High Performance Buildings (CHPB), where leading academics and engineers are piloting innovative smart building solutions. 

JLL is currently partnering with the CHPB on 13 research projects. Of particular interest to us is a project driving the development of smart building solutions that can significantly increase occupant satisfaction and productivity (in addition to delivering energy cost savings). To learn more about this partnership, click here.  


The Purdue University Center for High Performance Buildings (CHPB) was founded in 2013, and has quickly emerged as a leader in the smart building innovation space (bolstered by partnerships with industry leaders). The CHPB takes a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to its research projects, by bringing in experts in mechanical, civil and electrical engineering, as well as specialists in psychology and human behavior.

So, what value can the CHPB’s research bring to your business strategy?Read More

The future of real estate is here: Takeaways from the 2016 Building Energy Summit®

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On March 16, the Building Energy Summit® in Washington D.C. brought together real estate, energy and technology professionals to explore what the technology revolution means for the industry. Experts discussed a wide range of topics, from Real Estate beyond the Digital Age to the impact of the Paris Agreement. Below, Darlene Pope calls out three key takeaways from the discussions at the Summit. 

There’s no question that technology is disrupting the way that business is done – and it’s transforming the world of commercial real estate. It’s changing how your buildings operate and how your people work – and it’s requiring your business to adapt accordingly.… Read More

Are you (and your buildings) prepared for real estate beyond the Digital Age?

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There’s no question that the technology revolution is here – and it’s transforming the world of commercial real estate. Join us for a live broadcast of Real Estate Beyond the Digital Age, the opening session of the 2016 Building Energy Summit, at 8:30am EDT on March 16, 2016, to learn more from senior executives at Marriott, Cisco, and JLL about their vision of the future of real estate. 

As new technologies change how your buildings operate and how your people work, everyone is talking about smart buildings. What’s all the hype about?

What is a smart building?

In a smart building, a centralized network integrates your Internet-enabled building systems so they can communicate, share data and operate more efficiently. This network forms the backbone of your smart building, and it’s where you’ll integrate your smart applications. The options for smart applications are practically endless – ranging from individual lighting and temperature controls, workspace management platforms, and access controls (among many others).… Read More

Are you ready to redefine the modern workplace experience?

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Interested in learning more about the workplace of the future? Join us for an upcoming webcast on Friday, February 26 at 12:30pm EST. To register for this free webcast, please click here.

In today’s workplace, technology is more important than ever before – and as the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly evolves, this trend will only continue to accelerate.

For building owners, occupiers and everyone in-between, there are numerous benefits to leveraging smart building technology – ranging from bigger and better data streams to insights surrounding space utilization to personalized control over the built environment.… Read More