Category Archives: Operational Performance

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

The Paris Agreement: What does it mean for businesses and individuals?

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JLL’s Dan Probst and Sarah Nicholls joined world leaders and experts from the private and public sectors at the United Nations climate conference – known as COP21 – in Paris in December, and blogged about their experiences here. Below, Sarah Nicholls discusses the COP21 outcome – known as the Paris Agreement – and what it means for the real estate and professional services industries, and you as an individual.

The message from COP21 was clear. Achieving a climate change agreement was the first step:  the hard work begins now. This is particularly true for our clients and the wider real estate industry where significant opportunities exist.

What does the Paris Agreement mean for the real estate industry?COP21_Conference

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, buildings account for “about 40% of global energy… and they emit approximately 1/3 of greenhouse gas emissions.” It is unsurprising then that more than half of the 158 carbon reduction plans submitted by UN members, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), include measures to cut energy use in buildings. The industry has a number of levers to deliver on these ambitions such as net-zero emissions buildings and value chains; renewable energy strategies; and energy efficiency retrofitting.… Read More

Maximizing Energy Savings: Addressing the Building Envelope

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Interested in learning more about maximizing your building’s energy savings? Join us for an upcoming webcast on Friday, January 15 at 12:30pm EST. To register for this free webcast, please click here.

The energy performance of existing buildings is an important part of the future energy landscape, and a major challenge for building owners and operators.

BuildingEnvelopeIn order to address rising energy costs and reduce energy consumption, it is essential that we examine ways to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings – which includes not only improving system efficiencies, but also upgrading the physical structure itself.

Whether retrofitting existing windows to reduce summer heat load and winter heat loss (as JLL did at the Empire State Building in New York City) or installing more energy efficient insulation, updates to a building’s envelope can achieve considerable energy savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.… Read More

The Business Case for Commercial and Industrial Waste Conversion

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Contributor Kyle Goehring, JLL’s VP of Alternative Energy Services, discusses waste conversion as a strategy for organizations that seek to reduce their waste output. This topic will be discussed in greater detail at Infocast’s upcoming Waste Conversion Development and Finance Summit at the Law Offices of Baker & McKenzie in Chicago, IL (September 29-October 1, 2015). To register for the summit, please click here. 

As more and more organizations identify and publicly state their sustainability objectives,… 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… Read More