2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award Recognizes Jones Lang LaSalle
Commitment to Energy Efficiency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honors firm's efforts to protect
CHICAGO, March 5, 2013
CHICAGO, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has awarded Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) a 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained
Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the
environment through energy efficiency. This marks the second consecutive year
JLL has received a Sustained Excellence Award for its dedication to driving
energy efficiency in its operations and in buildings it manages for investors
"EPA is recognizing Jones Lang LaSalle for earning EPA's highest ENERGY STAR
award - the 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award," said Bob
Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Jones
Lang LaSalle leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency, and
demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a
"The Sustained Excellence Award is meaningful recognition of our use of ENERGY
STAR standards to continuously improve building performance both on behalf of
our clients and in our own offices," said Lauralee Martin, CEO, Americas at
Jones Lang LaSalle. "ENERGY STAR continues to gain universal respect as a key
way to measure and improve energy efficiency."
"Owners of all types of commercial property continue to increase their focus
on energy performance, because they understand the bottom-line value as well
as the environmental benefits," said Dan Probst, JLL Chairman of Energy and
Sustainability Services. "The first step to improvement is knowing your
baseline performance, and ENERGY STAR provides the best way to benchmark your
Energy savings are a part of the value that JLL brings to its corporate real
estate clients. In 2012, JLL helped clients save 1.7 billion kBtu in its U.S.
portfolio under management, avoiding 295,375 metric tons of CO2—the equivalent
of removing 57,900 cars from the road. Globally, the firm reduces client
energy costs by more than $100 million each year.
"As we have maintained ENERGY STAR participation of our U.S. property
management portfolio at 100 percent over the past three years, we have seen
average ENERGY STAR scores increase every year—from 72 to 74 in 2012," said
Bob Best, JLL Executive Vice President of Energy and Sustainability Services.
"As more and more clients sign on to our IntelliCommand portfolio monitoring
and control service, we'll see the ENERGY STAR score in those buildings
continue to rise."
Teams led by JLL also completed several projects in 2012 that reduced energy
in high-profile buildings, including installation of new exterior lighting at
Miami Tower in Miami, a lighting retrofit of Union Station in Chicago, and an
energy retrofit and LEED Gold certification of Moscone Center in San
The firm also made progress on its commitment to the White House's Better
Building Challenge to help clients reduce portfolio energy consumption by 20
percent in buildings totalling 98 million square feet by 2020; and increased
its participation in ENERGY STAR's National Building Challenge, with 16
properties in the competition in 2012.
"We also added more than 200 energy and sustainability accredited
professionals during 2012, including LEED Accredited Professionals and
Certified Energy Managers," Best said. "As of January 2013, Jones Lang LaSalle
had more LEED credentialed professionals than any other firm in the LEED
Executives of Jones Lang LaSalle, an ENERGY STAR partner since 1998, will
accept the Sustained Excellence Award at a ceremony to be held March 26, 2013
in Washington, D.C.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and
the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the
environment through energy efficient products and practices. Americans, with
the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse
gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving
nearly $18 billion on their utility bills.
Because a strategic approach to energy management can produce twice the
savings — for the bottom line and the environment — as typical approaches,
EPA's ENERGY STAR partnership offers a proven energy management strategy that
helps in measuring current energy performance, setting goals, tracking
savings, and rewarding improvements.
EPA provides an innovative energy performance rating system which businesses
have already used for more than 200,000 buildings across the country. EPA also
recognizes top performing buildings with the ENERGY STAR.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment
management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking
increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual
revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more
than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides
management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6
billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment
Management, has $47.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For
further information, visit www.jll.com.
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