Green and Productive Space Really Does Pay Out

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Energy and Sustainability Services

What happens when we set out to make a building greener and more productive at the same time?

Something amazing.

The Federal Building in San Diego decided to make a number of changes … with pretty impressive results.

First, they changed their fluorescent lighting from T12s with flickering magnetic ballasts to more energy-efficiency T8s with electronic ballasts. Second, the brought in more… Read More

Is There More ‘Green’ in Green?

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Energy and Sustainability Services

We have been so focused on cost savings from sustainable real estate ideas, such as energy conservation, that we have been missing an idea with much bigger dollar potential.

While more daylight, better air quality and temperature control can make the workplace “greener,” there is another far more important financial impact on a company’s bottom-line. Many of these sustainable ideas… Read More

How Right Have We Been?

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Upstream Sustainability Services

 

In January, JLL predicted that this year would mark a step change in how investors expect companies to integrate sustainability issues into their strategy and reporting.

How right have we been?

Things heated up towards the back end of quarter one. BlackRock and other investors pooled together to set out an initiative to engage global stock exchanges, via the World Federation of… Read More

Comfort and Efficiency?

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Wayne Alldredge
Energy and Sustainability Services

It seems everywhere I look; talk about climate change continues to grow louder. Pressure for commercial buildings to ramp up their efficiency efforts is increasingly becoming a topic, not just in commercial property management circles—but in the media at large. Cities such as Manhattan, San Francisco and Houston already have efficiency legislation, and more and more cities nationwide are… Read More

Regional Approaches to Dealing with Climate Change

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Jiri Skopek
Energy and Sustainability

Two large sustainable buildings conferences have occurred recently that clearly reflect the different drivers and strategies for green buildings around the world: Greenbuild in New Orleans, which was largely North American; and the World Sustainable Buildings 2014 Conference in Barcelona, which was largely attended by delegate teams from many countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific as well as North America.

While all regions… Read More