Category Archives: USGBC

Green Trends Gain Economic Momentum

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JLL’s Real Views reports on green building and clean energy trends and their impact on the U.S. economy, including outlook for job creation and earnings growth. To read the full article, please click here. 

As more and more companies identify sustainability goals and develop the strategies to achieve them, interest in ‘green’ tools, tactics, and technologies also continues to increase. In particular, the green building and alternative energy… Read More

California’s Title 24 Raises the Bar on Energy Efficiency

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Wayne Alldredge
Energy and Sustainability Services

Climate change is upon us. Whether you believe that describes Mother Nature or the political environment, climate change is definitely here. Effective July 1st, 2014, California Title 24 raised the minimum energy performance thresholds in non-residential buildings by 30% from the previous code cycle. This aggressive increase is a step towards California’s ultimate goal of building Net Zero Non-Residential… Read More

Sustainability credentials – Which ones are the best for real estate?

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Carey Guerin
Sustainability University

 

With the LEED credential exams changing again this summer, green real estate credentials might be on your mind.

If you don’t have a LEED credential yet, should you rush to get one before they change the exams – probably. But let’s review some popular options.

LEED

The USGBC’s LEED credential is the most recognized sustainability credential in real estate. The successful marketing of their… Read More

Philly’s Smartest Office: Raising the bar for energy efficiency and open office design

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Michael McCurdy
Market Director, Philadelphia

 

When deciding to move to a new Philadelphia office, JLL had a fairly concrete vision of the workspace they wanted —collaboration-ready spaces, a LEED certified design that achieved energy savings goals, and a multi-functional office that both conveyed and inspired innovation. 

By July 2013, this ambitious list of expectations was met and exceeded, completely raising the bar for energy… Read More

First Platinum LEED® Commercial Interiors Certification in Philadelphia’s Central Business District

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Michael McCurdy
Market Director, Philadelphia

As the USGBC community prepares to visit the City of Brother Love for the annual GreenBuild Conference in November, JLL’s Philadelphia office just announced it achieved the city’s first-ever Platinum LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) Certification. This marks not only first LEED Platinum CI certification in downtown Philadelphia, but also the first LEED Platinum CI JLL office in… Read More