Category Archives: City Energy Efficiency Scorecard

One Building Can Change the World

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JLL was recently honored by the Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative and National Resources Defense Council for its energy retrofit work at the Northern Trust Center in Chicago, IL. In celebration of this achievement, JLL’s Dana Schneider discusses a replicable approach to retrofitting that JLL piloted with the Empire State Building in New York City. 

ESRThere are nearly one million buildings… Read More

Sustainable Neighborhoods: San Francisco’s Central SOMA Plan

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It isn’t very often that cities get the opportunity to create entire sustainable neighborhoods within their boundaries, but that could soon be the case in San Francisco. The city has created a plan to develop an “integrated community vision” for a roughly 28-block neighborhood known as Central SOMA (South of Market).


The neighborhood straddles a major transit infrastructure development: the Central Subway, a 1.7 mile… Read More

Chicago Roars Ahead In Energy Efficiency!

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Bob Best



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Energy and Sustainability Services


The Windy City is moving in the right direction when it comes to energy efficiency.

The American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy (ACEEE) just released its second City Energy Efficiency Scorecard rankings.

Chicago sailed from #51 to #6 and is the top city in the Midwest.  It is also one of the most improved cities in the… Read More