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5 steps to create a happier – and more productive – workplace

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There’s no doubt that creating a happier, healthier workplace can pay dividends – especially when it comes to driving productivity (not to mention, attracting and retaining top talent). But where should your organization start on your journey to build a happier work environment by inspiring mindfulness and gratitude? While opportunities to inspire a happier workforce abound, the below suggestions are a useful starting point.

While it’s impossible to build a happier work environment overnight, there are a number of simple steps that you can take as you start your journey to a happier, more productive workplace:… Read More

What’s the connection between sustainability and safety?

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Did you know that June is National Safety Month? To bring attention and awareness to the importance of safety – at work, at home, in transit and beyond – JLL is holding Global Safety Week from June 20th-24th. Below, JLL’s Bob Best discusses the important – and often unseen – connection between sustainability and safety. 

There’s no question that safety is a crucial part of our everyday lives – whether we’re at the office, at home with our families, or even on vacation. But have you considered the role that safety should play in your sustainability strategy?

The answer may be simpler than you think. How about this? Safety equals sustainability.… 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? 

To learn more, join us for an upcoming webcast on Friday, April 22 at 12:30pm EST. To register for this free webcast, please click here

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

Behind-the-scenes: Smart building innovations at the Purdue Center for High Performance Buildings

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It’s no secret that new technologies are changing how your buildings operate and how your people work. But where should you look to stay abreast of the latest and greatest developments in smart building technology? Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at Purdue University’s Center for High Performance Buildings (CHPB), where leading academics and engineers are piloting innovative smart building solutions. 

JLL is currently partnering with the CHPB on 13 research projects. Of particular interest to us is a project driving the development of smart building solutions that can significantly increase occupant satisfaction and productivity (in addition to delivering energy cost savings). To learn more about this partnership, click here.  


The Purdue University Center for High Performance Buildings (CHPB) was founded in 2013, and has quickly emerged as a leader in the smart building innovation space (bolstered by partnerships with industry leaders). The CHPB takes a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to its research projects, by bringing in experts in mechanical, civil and electrical engineering, as well as specialists in psychology and human behavior.

So, what value can the CHPB’s research bring to your business strategy?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