JLL Enrolls Entire U.S. Property Management Portfolio in Energy Star Program

JLL Enrolls Entire U.S. Property Management Portfolio in Energy Star Program

Courtesy of JLL

The 330 office buildings in Jones Lang LaSalle's U.S. property management portfolio are now enrolled in the Energy Star program to benchmark and manage energy efficiency, the commercial real estate services firm said.

The Energy Star Portfolio Manager program rates energy efficiency performance of buildings on a scale of 1 to 100. An Energy Star rating of 50, for example, means a building is more efficient than 50 percent of comparable buildings.

A rating of 50 is considered the average industry score. A rating of 75 is required for a building to attain an Energy Star label.

The average Energy Star ratings for JLL managed properties is 67. According to the company, that level of performance roughly equates to $50,000 savings in annual energy costs for each building in the portfolio.

One-hundred-forty-three of the 330 buildings have ratings of 75 or higher, according to JLL.

In 2008, the company helped clients generate $95 million in energy savings and reduce their carbon emissions by more than 438,000 tonnes, JLL reported in April. At that time, the firm released its own carbon footprint, saying it emitted an estimated 44,000 metric tonnes of CO2 -- or about 3.2 tonnes for each full-time, non-reimbursable employee.

JLL's property and corporate facility management portfolio amounts to 1.4 billion square feet worldwide.

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