Category Archives: World Green Building Week

What’s it mean to be green in the digital age?

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Lora Brill
EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services

IT is a tremendous resource in the fight against climate change. So much of our gains in energy efficiency are due to data analysis and just in time communication that we sometimes forget about the climate impacts of the IT industry. Google’s recent carbon footprint report declares the company is responsible for approximately the… Read More

The value of green buildings

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Helene Brayer
Jones Lang LaSalle, UK

As I attended a conference on green buildings a few days ago, it struck me to see the panelists conclude on a paradox: ‘green buildings are more valuable, but they have no sale or rent premium’. The (non-evidenced) added value resided for them in better ‘lettability’ and lower obsolescence rates thanks to reduced energy… Read More

Sustainability: is anyone serious?

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R Kumar
Jones Lang LaSalle, India 

We hear so much about sustainability, yet there feels to be so little when it comes to results. More often than not, sustainability in real estate means only getting marketing credit with a green building certification label like LEED. Is this seemingly superficial driver good or bad? In my opinion, it is good.… Read More

Interesting behavioral links to sustainability

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Simone Skopek
Jones Lang LaSalle, Canada

In our work in developing sustainability strategies for international corporations that have large portfolios of leased spaces, we’re finding some interesting behavioral links between three key areas: employee comfort and wellbeing,  corporate social responsibility; and operational savings.

We know, of course, that improving the health and comfort of employees can help to… Read More

Universities understand the importance of sustainability

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Jiri Skopek
Jones Lang LaSalle, Canada

At the recent NACUBO conference, one of the hot topics was the shortage of capital and endowment funds and the limited potential to increase tuition fees. Nevertheless a number of successful universities are guided by a vision of sustainability. Their success was captured by the key note speaker Jim Collins, who urged universities… Read More