Category Archives: ENERGY STAR

Facilities management leaders, listen up: Why sustainability matters to FM

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As the “circular economy” concept takes hold, facility managers are increasingly called to incorporate sustainability measures as part of the facilities management (FM) delivery. Below, JLL’s Maureen Ehrenberg discusses why sustainability matters to the FM profession. For more on this topic, check out Maureen’s column in the July/August issue of FMJ magazine.

It’s no secret that economic development and environmental degradation have historically gone hand-in-hand. The good news? In response to the “take, make, dispose” approach of the past, a new “circular” economy is emerging, rooted in the “cradle-to-cradle” concept of regenerative, restorative design that minimizes environmental impact throughout the product lifecycle.

FM sustainabilitySustainability has also rapidly risen up the corporate agenda in recent years – providing facility managers with an important opportunity to demonstrate leadership, inform and advise the business  and create value to the business and the community in this space.

In many ways, FM professionals are at the forefront of this charge to achieve long-term sustainability in the built environment. Today’s facility managers – regardless of whether they work in industrial complexes, traditional office spaces, or even healthcare facilities – have more tools than ever before to deliver sustainable building operations and reduce the environmental impact of their facilities and their respective supply chain.… Read More

What can ENERGY STAR® do for your business?

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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.

To learn more about JLL’s partnership with ENERGY STAR®, please click here

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?… Read More

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword – it’s a business mandate

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Each year, the GreenBiz Forum brings leaders from the business community together to discuss key sustainability trends, strategies and best practices. JLL’s Dan Probst, Global Chairman of Energy and Sustainability, will attend the forum alongside Colin Dyer, JLL’s President and CEO. Below, Dan discusses why sustainability is more than just a passing fad – it’s an essential part of doing business. To learn more about the GreenBiz Forum, held February 23-25 in Phoenix, AZ, please click here.

Sustainability is an undeniably hot topic these days – boosted by global media coverage and borrowed by marketers to sell everything from bath products to Legos.

But to write-off sustainability as a temporary craze undermines its strategic value and benefits to the business community. In today’s business climate, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword – it’s a business mandate.HiRes

Not convinced of the value that a well-designed sustainability strategy can bring to your organization? … Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility… Is It For Real?

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It’s standard practice these days for companies to brag about their accomplishments in social responsibility, including sustainability.

Is it a good thing?

Here at JLL, we think corporate social responsibility is important for a number of reasons. First, just talking about social responsibility means companies are thinking about it. Ten years ago that was not the case.  Second, producing these corporate responsibility reports require time and effort. There are programs to describe and statistics to collect, so… Read More

Plug Load and a ‘Plug’ for ENERGY STAR®

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Energy and Sustainability Services

Where does all the energy in your workplace actually go?

One place is a thing called “plug load.” It’s all those appliances and devices plugged in around the office…computers, desk lights, printers, desk fans, vending machines, etc. In a typical workplace, these add up to about 20% of the electricity used.

One way to address “plug load” is with energy… Read More