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99 High Street Among 13 Jones Lang LaSalle-Managed Properties Earning ENERGY STAR® Award


Boston, MA, April 17, 2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the top performing buildings in New England by awarding its prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection.
 
Thirteen properties managed by Jones Lang LaSalle earned the honor. The properties are: 99 High, 73 Tremont Street, and One Financial Center in Boston; One Charles Park, 2 Canal Park, 125 CambridgePark Drive and 150 CambridgePark Drive in Cambridge, MA; 55 Hayden Avenue in Lexington, MA; 110 Westboro Executive Park, 112 Westboro Executive Park, 114 Westboro Executive Park, and One Research Drive in Westborough, MA; and Bank of New York Mellon in Everett, MA.
 
The buildings designated by the EPA rate in the top 25 percent for energy performance nationwide. Commercial buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR use an average of 40 percent less energy than typical buildings, and release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
 
"Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings is critical to preserving our environment and our natural resources," said Kathleen Hogan, Director of EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships Division. "From office buildings to hotels, supermarkets to schools, the ENERGY STAR distinguishes those organizations who are taking environmental responsibility into their own hands."
 
According to Michael Farrell, Director, Asset Management, TIAA-CREF Global Real Estate, owner of 99 High: "99 High has been updated as part of our continuous efforts to actively manage our properties and real estate portfolio. It is virtually a new building inside and out. We are honored that our energy management efforts result in being recognized by ENERGY STAR."
 
"With over 18 million square feet of commercial property throughout New England, Jones Lang LaSalle has risen to the challenge," said Peter DeLuca, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle. "We're making a measurable impact in energy conservation. Working with our national Energy and Sustainability Group, we continue to explore new energy conserving technologies."
 
About ENERGY STAR
 
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary. market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 50 different kinds of products, new homes, and commercial and industrial buildings. Products and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. In 2007, Americans with the help of ENERGY STAR saved about $16 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 27 million vehicles.
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle
 
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm  offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2008 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company's investment management business, is one of the world's largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $46 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, http://www.us.joneslanglasalle.com/boston.