Greening in the New Year

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Dan Probst - Jones Lang LaSallePosted by:
Dan Probst
Global Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

The folks over at Greenbiz.com asked me the one thing I’m most excited about in 2010, and it was tough choosing just one thing. Since this forum gives me a freer hand, I’d like to list my top 10 green reasons for looking forward to the new decade:

1. Virtually every U.S. city now has a few LEED certified existing buildings, and most of them are getting results that make other owners want to get certified as well.
2. A widely reported study, showing that LEED NC buildings don’t always perform as well as they were designed to do, has been a wake-up call for building owners that a building is only as green as its facility management program.
3. Of the 4,328 LEED certified projects in existence, 2,090 – more than 48% – achieved certification in 2009.  That’s more than 5.7 certifications per day.
4. The number of buildings participating in ENERGY STAR has more than doubled in the past two years
5. New York City recently joined Washington D.C. in requiring buildings to disclose energy performance, ensuring that efficiency will take on greater importance to tenants and owners.
6. The groundbreaking energy retrofit analysis of the Empire State Building has continued to gain interest from owners interested in replicating the process
7. Having measured our own carbon footprint, Jones Lang LaSalle is better able to advise clients on how to measure theirs, an important step toward reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
8. In its third year of existence, our Energy and Sustainability Services team has continued to grow dynamically as our colleagues in virtually every service line have learned how these services can benefit their clients.
9. Our third annual Sustainability Survey with CoreNet Global confirms that sustainability is a critical issue to more and more companies, and they are seeking financially viable measures and sound metrics to achieve their corporate goals.
10. The recent Copenhagen Summit, the bills before the U.S. Congress and confirmation of the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases are all motivations for owners and occupiers to continue to improve the energy and sustainability performance of their buildings.

Have a great year!

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5 Responses to “Greening in the New Year”

  1. Dale Clark Says:

    Dan
    You mention that JLL has completed it’s carbon footprint. I checked your web site and couldn’t find anything. Is it published yet? May I see it?
    Thanks

    • Jones Lang LaSalle Says:

      Dale, our results are available through our 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility report. The carbon footprint data is on page 4. Stay tuned, I will also be posting some additional information here about our carbon footprint process and lessons learned next week.

    • EARL "DUKE" STANDBERRY Says:

      Hello Dale Clark,my name is Earl “Duke” Standberry and I have a product that we are working with CBRE Ellis to reduce their carbon footprint. I was wanting to share this exciting information with you. Our product is called “IceCOLD” and we are saving our clients on average 20 to 30 pct on their AC expenses monthly.

      Here is a short 5 minute explanation from the inventor himself Dr. David Pickett. http://www.geticecold.com

      Thanks you sir and I hope that we can help the planet together.

      Sincerely
      Duke
      1-877-446-7205

  2. EARL "DUKE" STANDBERRY Says:

    Hello Dan Probst,my name is Earl “Duke” Standberry and I have a product that we are working with CBRE Ellis to reduce their carbon footprint. I was wanting to share this exciting information with you. Our product is called “IceCOLD” and we are saving our clients on average 20 to 30 pct on their AC expenses monthly.

    Here is a short 5 minute explanation from the inventor himself Dr. David Pickett. http://www.geticecold.com

    Thanks you sir and I hope that we can help the planet together.

    Sincerely
    Duke
    1-877-446-7205

  3. EARL "DUKE" STANDBERRY Says:

    CAN YOU PLEASE DELETE THIS POST I MADE WHEN I WAS WORKING FOR THIS COMPANY. I AM NO LONGER A REPRESENTATIVE OF ICECOLD. CAN YOU PLEASE DELETE THIS POST? THANK YOU.

    EARL “DUKE” STANDBERRY

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