National Commercial Building Competition Heats Up to Cool Energy and Water Use

National Commercial Building Competition Heats Up to Cool Energy and Water Use 
Twenty-Six JLL-Managed Buildings to Compete in the EPA's 2014 ENERGY
STAR(R) National Building Competition: Team Challenge 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/14 --  The gloves are off in
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) competition to
lower energy and water use in commercial buildings, and JLL's (NYSE:
JLL) properties are entering the ring ready to rumble. Twenty-six
JLL-managed buildings have formed a team to compete against other
participants across the country to improve energy and water
efficiency as part of the EPA's ENERGY STAR program. This year marks
the first time the EPA has invited groups of five or more buildings
to compete as a team in the annual ENERGY STAR(R) National Building
Competition: Team Challenge.  
"On average, commercial buildings waste 30 percent of the energy they
use, and the EPA's ENERGY STAR National Building Competition creates
an incentive for building owners and managers to implement efficiency
initiatives," said Bob Best, Executive Vice President and Head of
Energy and Sustainability Services for JLL. "We'll be monitoring our
buildings and the competition closely to see our clients' energy,
water and greenhouse gas emissions drop while cost savings
This year, more than 5,500 buildings and 100 teams will face off in
the ENERGY STAR(R) National Building Competition: Team Challenge.
Below are the 26 JLL properties participating in the competition as a

--  Urban Centre One (6113 aa)
--  Urban Centre Two (6113 ab)
--  Independence plaza
--  Emerald View I
--  Emerald View II
--  CityPlace Office Tower
--  Evening Star Building
--  540 West Madison
--  MEPT 475 Sansome Street
--  125 South Wacker
--  Civic Center Plaza
--  1835 Market St
--  Metropolitan Square
--  1800 9th Avenue
--  141281 Raleigh Corporate Center
--  3190 Fairview Park
--  Crown Ridge
--  Fair Oaks Commerce Center
--  The Alexander Graham Bell
--  3701 Pender Drive
--  3702 Pender Drive
--  12902 Federal Systems Park Drive
--  Stonegate I
--  Apollo 4045 S Riverpoint
--  Apollo 4035 S Riverpoint
--  Union Bank Plaza

Participants will measure and track their monthly energy consumption
using the EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager(R) tool; make
improvements to their building's energy performance; and share their
progress regularly. In April 2015, the EPA will recognize the
individual and team competitors that demonstrate the greatest
percentage-based reduction in energy and water use. The EPA will also
recognize the best-preforming building in each category, as well as
all individual and team competitors who reduce energy or water use by
20 percent or more.  
"Thousands of buildings across the country are going on energy diets
with help from EPA and ENERGY STAR," said Jean Lupinacci, Director of
EPA's ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings Program. "Organizations like
JLL are taking a bold step by putting themselves in the spotlight as
they compete to protect the environment and save as much energy as
The EPA will maintain a website devoted to the competition,, featuring a list of
competitors and their results, a map of competitor locations, and a
live Twitter feed where competitors will post updates on their
About JLL  
JLL (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 fee revenue of $4 billion, JLL has more than 200
corporate offices and operates in 75 countries worldwide. On behalf
of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate
outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3 billion square
feet and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance
transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle
Investment Management, has $48.0 billion of real estate assets under
management. For further information, visit  
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