Category Archives: Supply Chain

Go off the grid with offsite renewable energy solutions

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Alternative energy is a hot topic these days. But did you know that you don’t necessarily need to produce renewable energy onsite to take advantage of the benefits? JLL’s Lauren McAdam explains what your options are for offsite renewable energy – and what you need to know when evaluating your opportunities. 

It’s no secret that renewable energy alternatives present attractive new options for commercial and industrial real estate owners and occupiers. But the reality is that most commercial and industrial (C&I) organizations can’t achieve their sustainability goals such as carbon reduction and energy savings solely through onsite renewable energy solutions – site size limitations, site intrusion, operational interruptions, contract commitment lengths, and other factors all can limit the opportunities.

Many large companies are increasingly looking to offsite renewable energy solutions as an alternative way to achieve their sustainability goals– and approximately 75% of S&P 500 companies have some form of sustainability goals.Read More

What’s the hype with electric vehicle charging stations?

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You’ve probably seen electric vehicle (EV) charging stations around town – in parking lots, at taxi stands, or even in your garage at home. But are you aware of the trends that are driving the EV charging market – and the opportunities that EV charging stations can create for your business? 

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There’s no doubt that the EV charging market is growing. In fact, the global market for EV supply equipment is projected to be worth more than $1 billion by 2020.

EV charging equipment (and associated installation costs) have also become more affordable than ever before, in large part due to new incentives from utilities and federal, state and local governments. In some areas, local utilities even offer free hardware and installation services for EV infrastructure.… Read More

GRESB is transforming sustainable real estate. Is your business up to the challenge?

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Is your business participating in the 2016 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Assessment? If sustainability is important to you and your business, you should consider it. Below, JLL’s Tom Branczik explains the value that GRESB brings to the real estate industry and why you should participate.

The seventh annual GRESB Assessment was launched on April 1st.  As participating organisations embark on what can be a lengthy submission process, it’s timely to remind ourselves why GRESB should be taken seriously.

The answer, in part, lies in its name. The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark is unique in that it’s the only global sustainability standard to assess and compare real estate portfolios’ approaches to sustainability. More than 700 property companies and funds participated in the 2015 Assessment, representing $2.3 trillion in value and covering more than 61,000 assets in over 50 countries.… Read More

Live from COP21: The Power of People and Supply Chain

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JLL’s Dan Probst and Sarah Nicholls are joining world leaders and experts from the private and public sectors at the United Nations climate conference – known as COP21 – in Paris. Check back daily for Dan and Sarah’s live updates throughout the conference.

IMG_3540I woke up today even more excited for Day 2. If you haven’t read Dan’s Day 1 recap yet, I encourage you to catch up with us. COP21 is filled with lots of energy and fun, too – it’s great to see us business folk, all suited up, pedal a bike to make our own smoothies or charge our iPhones.

Dan and I started our day at the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF). By lunchtime we’d taken in so much great information to share. We had an interesting morning session with the businessmen and aviators of Solar Impulse. With pilot jackets in tow, they explained how they were repeatedly told that a solar-powered flight around the world was impossible. Solar Impulse prevailed by going about the solution in a different way. Sounds familiar, right? Most want change, but don’t want to change.… Read More

Moving the Green Needle as Private Citizens

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Wayne Alldredge
Energy and Sustainability Services

Let’s face it, money talks. Most people look for the ‘Lowest’ price for everything, rather than the ‘Best’ price. But what is ‘Best’? It is my opinion, that Best is when the value received is the greatest. For those of us who live green and breathe sustainability, that means buying things that benefit not just ourselves,… Read More