Category Archives: Brazil

Greener buildings are a business priority, not an option

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Shannon Robertson
Latin America, World Economic Forum

The expansion of multi-national businesses, demand for commodities and foreign direct investment are driving economic growth in Latin America. As a result, real estate investment opportunities are growing throughout many of the largest markets and cities in Latin American countries, and sustainability initiatives are playing a role in improving economic stability.

Recent industry research analysing Latin American… Read More

Energy Compensation System: A new way of distributing energy and reducing carbon footprint

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Frederico Vasconcellos
Jones Lang LaSalle, Brazil

Estimations of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) show that global energy use is expected to jump 53% by 2035. Brazil,China and India will be the countries pulling these statistic numbers up. Inspite of that, we know that Energy resources are limited and we need to keep raising awareness on sustainable development, mainly on the emerging countries.

In Brazil, industries… Read More

Categories: Brazil, Sustainability.

Earth Hour: changing the world one step at a time

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Frederico Vasconcellos
Jones Lang LaSalle, Brazil

How much energy can you save by turning off a light? It depends on how many times you do it.

The Jones Lang LaSalle Latin American team in Brazil first participated in Earth Hour in 2008, and our effort continues to grow. Last year, we achieved a reduction of 11,216 kWh for our clients, equivalent to almost 4 tons of… Read More

Green economy: Does it include you?

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Frederico Vasconcellos
Jones Lang LaSalle, Brazil

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced on 22 February that Brazil will host World Environment Day 2012 on 5 June. The theme of this year will be Green Economy: Does it include you?and promotes discussion of whether green economic development can deliver results on social, economic and environmental outcomes. The country will also host Rio+20 this year.… Read More