P&G's Latest Innovation: Smart Buildings, Smart Energy Use
Jones Lang LaSalle's IntelliCommand™ helps P&G achieve 10 percent energy cost
CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2013
CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Procter & Gamble (P&G) is no stranger
to setting aggressive, data-driven efficiency, sustainability and
profitability goals, but it is the company's unique participation in a new
smart building technology program that is driving proven performance gains
with first-year average energy cost savings of 10 percent. After deploying
Jones Lang LaSalle's (JLL) IntelliCommand™ smart building management
technology in a test group of laboratories, offices and manufacturing
facilities, P&G's initial investment in the technology was returned within the
first three months of energy cost savings.
"By converting to a smart building system that uses predictive analytics to
detect building performance abnormalities before they occur, we not only
achieved energy savings in our corporate real estate portfolio, but we also
improved building equipment reliability and the physical comfort of our
employees," said Larry Bridge, Global Facilities and Real Estate Governance
Manager at P&G. "This pilot program confirmed that by using IntelliCommand, we
can significantly improve the productivity of our buildings and employees."
IntelliCommand^™ is a smart building management platform that offers 24-hour,
seven days per week real-time remote facility monitoring and control across
multiple locations, combined with the JLL integrated facilities management
operations. Powered by Pacific Controls technology, the system includes
continuous building commissioning, automatic work order generation, seamless
smart grid integration and compatibility with all major brands of automated
building system censors.
"Procter & Gamble is a pioneer in making its smart buildings even smarter,"
said Joe Stolarski, JLL's Global Account Executive for P&G. "This pilot
program exemplifies P&G's leadership in applying innovation and advanced
analytics to its real estate operations—just as in its products."
Smart Buildings, Smart People
In 2011, JLL proposed that P&G become the first company to test
IntelliCommand, in support of the two companies' mutual goal of identifying
innovative new approaches to achieving energy efficiency, cost savings and
building performance management goals. P&G's immediate goal was to apply
IntelliCommand's proprietary data analytics capabilities to inform its real
estate decisions and produce significant energy cost savings within one year.
The premise was that IntelliCommand's combination of cloud-based
smart-building management technology with JLL's team of facilities management
professionals would provide P&G with 24/7, real-time facilities management.
With these goals in mind, P&G deployed IntelliCommand across 12 buildings
totalling 3.2 million square feet of real estate. The pilot sites included
P&G's global headquarters campus in Cincinnati; its global healthcare
headquarters facilities, including numerous laboratories; a key technical
center; and a major mixed-used complex including offices and manufacturing
Return on Investment
Where buildings may be "commissioned," or tested for maximum energy
efficiency, every few years, IntelliCommand enables continuous commissioning
and performance adjustments that would dramatically reduce energy consumption
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Figure 1: P&G's IntelliCommand results (click to view full-size version)
In fact, within 11 months, P&G had achieved overall pilot portfolio savings of
10 percent, or 4,400,000 kilowatt hours—with the demonstrated potential to
achieve additional savings. Results were particularly strong at P&G's
technical center pilot site, where energy costs were reduced by 16 percent.
Equally important, P&G's initial investment in the IntelliCommand deployment
was returned in the first three months.
"P&G was able to achieve energy savings and performance improvements, even
though some of the pilot facilities were older and did not feature
fully-automated systems," said Dan Probst, JLL Chairman of Energy and
Sustainability Services. "Smart buildings do not need to be new buildings."
"We are committed to becoming the most data-driven, technology-enabled company
in the world, as well as one of the most sustainable, in every area of our
operations—not just those that are consumer-facing," said Bridge.
"IntelliCommand is helping us achieve our departmental goal of reducing our
energy usage by 20 percent by 2020."
A leader in the real estate outsourcing field, Jones Lang LaSalle helps
corporations improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of
their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating
outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real
estate services. This service delivery capability helps corporations improve
business performance, particularly as companies turn to the outsourcing of
their real estate activity as a way to manage expenses and enhance
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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 and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and
finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle
Investment Management, has $46.3 billion of real estate assets under
management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
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