Jones Lang LaSalle Quantifies Clients’ Carbon Footprint

by | Apr 29, 2009

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cityscape-real-estate2In 2008, Jones Lang LaSalle helped reduce its real estate clients’ carbon footprints by more than 438,000 tons.

The efforts generated $95 million in energy savings for the clients, according to a press release.

Jones Lang LaSalle, which is involved in the energy retrofit of the Empire State Building, advised clients how to best incorporate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager program, as well as its own best practices.

Jones Lang LaSalle, which manages more than 1.4 billion square feet of real estate for clients, estimates the efforts helped cut about 2.7 trillion British thermal units of energy consumption worldwide, according to the release.

Within its own operations, Jones Lang LaSalle emitted about 44,000 metric tons of CO2, or about 3.2 tons per fulltime employee.

According to the release, the company undertakes the following initiatives:

  • Supports ACT: A Cleaner Tomorrow, a companywide program to educate and engage employees on environmentally conscious actions they can take at work and in their daily lives.
  • Is is admitted to Ceres, the national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.
  • Considers sustainability in making occupancy decisions.
  • Develops sustainable design standards for building out space at 180 corporate offices worldwide.
  • Acquired hybrid vehicles for the firm’s U.S. maintenance fleet.
  • Added sustainability as a criteria in the selection of vendors.

Click here for information on the company’s CSR efforts.

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