The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Jones Lang LaSalle with a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, in recognition of our continued leadership in energy efficiency. Sustained Excellence is EPA’s term for organizations that qualify as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for three consecutive years.
Today, our firm manages more than 1250 properties with ENERGY STAR ratings, representing over 230 million square feet. More than 150 of those properties have gained ENERGY STAR labels in the past year.
And in December of last year, we committed to help owners reduce energy consumption 20 percent or more by 2020 at buildings totaling 98 million square feet, as part of the U.S. federal governments’ Better Buildings Challenge. ENERGY STAR participation is the best way to measure and validate that progress on a third-party basis.
To underscore the importance our firm places on the Sustained Excellence Award, Colin Dyer will accept the award in person at the ENERGY STAR award celebration in mid-March. We can’t send everyone who contributed to this award, but “sustained excellence” but “sustained excellence” describes the efforts of many, many people who contribute to this initiative.
It describes our property and facility managers who drive ENERGY STAR participation at client properties; project management teams who conduct lighting retrofits and LEED certification; tenant reps who help their clients identify buildings that are both cost-effective and energy-efficient; engineers and portfolio energy managers who helped drive savings of more than $250 million in 2009 and 2010 combined; and all of our professionals who follow energy-conscious practices in their working and personal lives.